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

May 7, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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ATLANTA _ Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they’re pregnant. The signing caps weeks of tension and protests at the state Capitol in Atlanta, and marks the beginning of what could be a lengthy and costly legal battle over the law’s constitutionality. In the first few months of 2019, “heartbeat” abortion bans have been signed into law in four states: Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, and now Georgia. By Ben Nadler and Sanya Mansoor. SENT: 700 words, photos.




HOUSTON _ The game of horseshoes might not be as popular as it once was in Washington County, but since the late 1940s, a horseshoe club in Chartiers Township has kept the sport alive. Four days a week, all year round, the nearly 40 members of the Washington County Horseshoe Club, including one who lives in Ohio, pitch at the Washington County Fairgrounds. By Karen Mansfield,(Washington) Observer Reporter. SENT: 760 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange. Member credit mandatory. For use anytime.


_ FAMILY BAND SHOOTING: The trial of an Ohio man charged in the slayings of his mother and brother in Stark County has been delayed while he receives mental treatment in the wake of conflicting reports about his competency.

_ HOSPITAL STRIKE: Nurses and technicians and support staff at a Toledo hospital are on strike after an agreement was not reached with management on issues including overtime policies and health care costs.

_ BOY BURIED ON FARM: A sheriff says the parents of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave in Carroll County, Ohio, aren’t suspects in his death and he’s advising people not to make assumptions.

_ WOMAN’S BODY FOUND: Authorities say a woman’s body has been found near a park in Franklin County and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

_ INDIANA CRASH: Authorities say two children from Montpelier, Ohio, and an Indiana woman died following a weekend crash in northeastern Indiana.

_ INDIANA SHOOTING: Indiana State Police say a Union City, Ohio, man died in a fatal police shooting in eastern Indiana .




COLUMBUS _ The Boston Bruins are advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinal for the first time since 2013, when they lost in the Stanley Cup final. Tuukka Rask got his sixth career shutout and made 39 saves to power the Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 to end a tight, hard-checking series in which both goaltenders stood out. Boston will play the Carolina Hurricanes, who swept the New York Islanders in their second-round series. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 480 words, photos.


_ SOC--CINCINNATI-KOCH FIRED: FC Cincinnati has fired coach Alan Koch after the Major League Soccer expansion team’s 11th first-tier match.


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