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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 2 pm, OH

November 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GENERAL MOTORS-TRUMP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump unloaded on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after GM announced it would shutter five plants and slash 14,000 jobs in North America. Many of the job cuts would affect the Midwest, the politically crucial region where the president promised a manufacturing rebirth. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,090 words, photos, video.

GENERAL MOTORS-OHIO-BROWN

CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator says President Donald Trump should stop “pointing fingers” and take action to head off auto plant closings. Sen. Sherrod Brown says legislation he introduced in August would give customers a $3,500 discount on cars made in America and stop tax breaks on overseas profits from auto makers that move jobs overseas. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

EXCHANGE-OHIO GOVERNORS-EXECUTIONS

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s three living former governors have no trouble agreeing on the toughest burden they faced in office: deciding whether someone should live or die. And after a collective 20 years as Ohio’s governor, Richard F. Celeste, Bob Taft and Ted Strickland all wish they had spared more people from execution. By Darrel Rowland, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 930 words, photo. An AP Member Exchange. Mandatory member credit.

BRIEFS:

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The second of four family members charged with killing eight people from another family in southern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in a courtroom in Waverly. With photos.

— MURDER CONVICTION-NEW TRIAL: A man sentenced to life in prison 27 years ago for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit has been released to await a new trial.

— XGR--MARRIAGE-RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS: A bill being considered in the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature would specify that ministers don’t have to perform marriages that contradict their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

— HOLIDAY TRAFFIC DEATHS-OHIO: The State Highway Patrol says six people were killed in Ohio traffic crashes over this year’s Thanksgiving travel season — the lowest number of traffic fatalities for that travel period in 27 years.

— CAT-ARROW WOUND: Officials at an animal shelter in Richland County say a cat they found had been shot with an arrow is now recovering.

— XGR--MICHIGAN PIPELINE: Legislation moving in Michigan’s Senate would authorize the Mackinac Bridge Authority to help implement a deal to replace twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-DRISKEL’S TIME

CINCINNATI — With Andy Dalton sidelined for the rest of the season with an injured thumb, Jeff Driskel gets the chance to try to pull the Bengals out of their meltdown starting with a home game against the Broncos on Sunday. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBC--T25-BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP-HASKINS

COLUMBUS — Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been throwing touchdown passes and impressing NFL scouts all season, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer thinks his quarterback became a fully legitimate leader once he showed he was willing to run the ball. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 690 words, photos.

FBC--HURRICANE FLORENCE-MAKEUP GAMES

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hurricane Florence and the looming bowl season have South Carolina and Virginia Tech closing their football seasons against teams that were never on their schedule. Both schools canceled games on Sept. 15 because of the storm heading for the Virginia and Carolina coastlines. Now they’ve scheduled replacement games. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ALSO:

— PODCASTONE SPORTS NOW: Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t going anywhere. With photos.

— CLEVELAND STATE-AD RESIGNS: Cleveland State athletic director Michael Thomas has resigned after less than two years on the job.

— BOWLING GREEN-LOEFFLER: Bowling Green has hired Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler as its new head coach.

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