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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

September 18, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CLEAN WATER-BREWERIES

TOLEDO — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there’s a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It’s making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can’t do without — clean water. By John Seewer. SENT: 720 words, photos.

GAS EXPLOSIONS

BOSTON — The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been, according to a letter from the state’s U.S. senators to executives of the utility in charge of the pipelines. The senators said in a letter that the pressure spike registered in a Columbia Gas control room in Ohio. SENT: 370 words, photos.

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— GAS EXP:EXPLOSIONS-THE LATEST

BRIEFS:

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Institution at Lucasville.

— WOMAN KILLED-HOME INVASION: Cleveland police are searching for a man suspected of killing a 94-year-old woman and injuring her 74-year-old daughter during a home invasion.

— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUN: A Kent State University graduate who has caused a stir in her defense of gun rights says a planned open-carry rally on the northeast Ohio school’s campus is off because of security costs.

— DRIVER RESCUED: Authorities in Troy say a state trooper pulled an unconscious man from a burning van.

— DOCTOR SENTENCED: A doctor from Wintersville, Ohio, has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for writing fraudulent prescriptions at his West Virginia practice.

— LIBERTARIANS-OHIO GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES: The Libertarian Party of Ohio says Libertarian and Green Party candidates are being unfairly excluded from gubernatorial debates.

— OCKTOBERFEST-GRAND MARSHAL: The Cincinnati Zoo director will serve as this year’s grand marshal of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

— MUSIC-BOB SEGER: New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour, which will include Cleveland.

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SPORTS:

BENGALS-YOUNG DEFENSE

CINCINNATI — The Bengals have given up a lot of yards passing while winning their first two games. Their youngest players have made the biggest impact, helping them salvage games at the end. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

FBN--BEHIND THE CALL

UNDATED — Pass rushers like Clay Matthews are stumped as to what constitutes a clean hit on quarterbacks anymore. Lending a sympathetic ear is none other than Mike Zimmer, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the league’s renewed emphasis on protecting the passer. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

FBN--HALL OF FAME DISPUTE

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 210 words.

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EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality. By Clayton Howard, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/the-migration-of-same-sex-couples-to-the-suburbs-is-shaping-the-fight-for-lgbt-equality-100208

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