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

November 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OHIO HOLIDAY SHOPPING

CINCINNATI — Economic forecasters are ready to present an outlook for Ohio retailers ahead of Black Friday and the December sales season. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words from conference call set to begin at 10 a.m. EST.

BRIEFS:

TREASURER HUNTER FUGITIVE: A treasure hunter in a civil trial in Columbus has taken back a pledge to turn over 500 missing coins just days after he promised to deliver the coins minted from gold found in a shipwreck off the South Carolina coast.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: A judge in Columbus has declared that a provision in Ohio’s medical marijuana program that 15 percent of licenses go to minority-owned groups is unconstitutional.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-FREE FALLING

CINCINNATI — Now what? Bengals coach Marvin Lewis made himself defensive coordinator for a must-win game in Baltimore, but another loss left Cincinnati free falling heading into the final six weeks of the season. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh are scheduled to hold news conferences prior to their meeting in Columbus on Saturday. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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