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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

December 26, 2018

Good afternoon. 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS _ Some of the Ohio legislative session’s testiest issues — guns, abortion and outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich’s Medicaid expansion — may yet see reversals before year’s end. Lawmakers reconvene Thursday for rare post-Christmas floor sessions where several Kasich vetoes are poised for potential override. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photos.


CINCINNATI _ Authorities arrested three men in a 2017 shooting that left one woman dead and eight wounded at a gender reveal party in Ohio. SENT: 300 words.


_ BABY ELEPHANT ZOO: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says an elephant born three weeks ago has died.

_ DEATH PENALTY-MOM KILLED: The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a northeast Ohio man convicted of murder in the 2013 beating death of his mother.

_ HOMELESS MAN’S DEATH: Advocates for the homeless handed out meals in Cincinnati to pay tribute to a man who was found dead on a downtown street a year ago.

_ ANTI-HATE SIGN REACTION: Advocates for the homeless handed out meals in Cincinnati to pay tribute to a man who was found dead on a downtown street a year ago.



BEREA _ Baker Mayfield won’t clean up his act. Criticized for taunting former Browns coach Hue Jackson in the closing minutes — and an earlier crude gesture — during Cleveland’s win Sunday over Cincinnati, Mayfield reiterated he’s “not a cookie-cutter quarterback” and doesn’t care how he’s perceived outside his locker room. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words.


UNDATED _ The Big Ten’s expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind. After starting the season with only three teams in the AP Top 25, the league now has six . That’s significant at a time when the Big Ten has increased the number of conference games. Each of the league’s men’s basketball teams will play 20 conference games now — up from 18 a season ago. By Noah Trister. SENT: 880 words.


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