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

November 23, 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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ROAD SALT-STICKER SHOCK

ALBANY, N.Y. — Budget-busting road salt prices are leaving municipal officials in the Snow Belt hoping for a mild winter. Salt supplies are tight on the heels of a harsh winter last year that depleted reserves, leaving many localities in the Northeast and Great Lakes to pay prices that range from about 5 percent higher to almost double. By Michael Hill. SENT: 505 words, photo.

COUNTY JAIL-CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND — A scathing report from the U.S. Marshals Service concludes the short-staffed county jail in Cleveland keeps inmates in inhumane conditions, sometimes failing to provide proper food, health care and basics like toilet paper, and locks up juveniles with adults. The former jail director abruptly resigned after the review. Now administrators are vowing to make changes and hold jail leadership accountable. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

BLACK VULTURES-CALVES

ST. LOUIS — Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace: the federally protected black vultures, which swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death. The black vulture, more common in South America, gradually made its way north, first into the southeastern U.S. In recent years, the range has extended into the southern parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. By Jim Salter. SENT: 460 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— HIGHWAY SHOOTING-BOY KILLED: Police say a 3-year-old boy riding in a car was fatally shot on an Ohio highway when someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire on Thanksgiving night.

— TODDLER SHOT-OHIO: Police say a 22-month-old girl was shot in a possible drive-by shooting at a home in southwestern Ohio.

— GAS PIPELINES-OHIO: A new high-pressure natural gas pipeline crossing northern Ohio has been completed, but work to finish restoring the landscape disturbed by the construction along some of the 255-mile route will wait until after winter.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BROWNS-BENGALS PREVIEW

CINCINNATI — Fired Browns head coach Hue Jackson is on the other sideline this week, trying to help the Bengals get a pivotal win against their intrastate rival. It’s likely to come down to whether Cincinnati can stop Cleveland’s rookie duo of Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb. By Joe Kay. SENT: 840 words, photos.

FBC--MICHIGAN-OHIO STATE PREVIEW

COLUMBUS — Last year’s Ohio State hero, then-backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., has to try to beat Michigan again in The Game. Now the starter, Haskins will lead the No. 10 Buckeyes against the No. 4 Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State enters the game in an unfamiliar position — underdog. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 625 words, photos.

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