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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

October 2, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO

CLEVELAND — One of Ohio’s large-scale medical marijuana cultivators expects to sell the state’s first legal pot to licensed dispensaries sometime in December. Buckeye Relief LLC, which is based outside of Cleveland in Eastlake, planted its first seeds July 31 after the state granted the company permission to begin growing pot for Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 840 words, photos.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-VIOLENT CRIME

COLUMBUS — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is traveling to Columbus to provide an update on a Bush era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words from event set to start at 3:15 p.m., then 500 words, photos by 5:30 p.m. EDT.

BRIEFS:

— ANTI-BARKING ORDINANCE: City councilors in Akron, Ohio, are backing off on a proposed ordinance that would jail dog owners if their dogs bark excessively.

— GREAT OHIOANS-NOMINATIONS: A state board and foundation are seeking nominations for the 2019 class of “Great Ohioans.”

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-DALTON’S REVIVAL

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton had a perfect passer rating in the first half of the Bengals’ latest victory, looking very comfortable in a new offense that’s left him revived. By Joe Kay. 600 words by 6 p.m. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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