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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

January 7, 2018

Good evening! 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 starting at 6 a.m. Monday. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI —An Ohio schools superintendent isn’t saying whether changes to its bullying policies have been influenced by the suicide of an 8-year-old boy who reportedly had been bullied. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 340 words.


DAYTON -- A shortage of nurses in Ohio has prompted a state lawmaker to propose a law that would ban hospitals from requiring nurses to work overtime. SENT: 215 words.



PUT-IN-BAY -- An air taxi service becomes the lifeline for residents of Ohio’s South Bass Island needing to travel to the mainland for doctor’s appointments and shopping trips when Lake Erie freezes over and ferry boats aren’t available. By Craig Shoup, Port Clinton News-Herald. SENT: 1,380 words. Mandatory member credit.


— WILD TURKEY-MAIL MENACE: Postal carriers say a rafter of aggressive wild turkeys have prevented them from delivering mail to more than two dozen homes in a Cleveland suburb.

— TOLEDO MAYOR: Toledo’s new mayor plans to celebrate his inauguration with events that include an inaugural ball, prayer service and a family fun day.

— FIREFIGHTERS-MEMORIAL HIGHWAY: Two firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty will be memorialized with a section of highway in northwestern Ohio named for them.

— NATIONAL PARK CENTER-OHIO: Officials say Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeast Ohio will hold a groundbreaking for its new visitor center.




RALEIGH, N.C. — No. 2 Duke’s defense isn’t a strong point nearing the midway point of the season. The Blue Devils are allowing opponents to shoot 49 percent in three Atlantic Coast Conference games, including Saturday’s loss at North Carolina State. The week also included losses by No. 4 Arizona State, No. 5 Xavier, No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 10 Kansas. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 700 words. With AP Photos.

FBN--PLAYOFF LOOK AHEAD -- A look at next weekend’s divisional playoffs with the top AFC seed New England Patriots coming off their eighth consecutive first-round bye and the Philadelphia Eagles having earned their first top seed in the NFC since 2004. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words following Carolina-New Orleans game.


HAMILTON, ONT. -- The Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats have bought themselves more time to negotiate with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. The CFL team issued a statement confirming that an offer was made to the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. SENT: 130 words.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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