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

May 24, 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. Mark Gillispie 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

UNDATED _ Even as abortion opponents celebrate passage of tough bans in several states, they are divided over making exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Many Republicans, including President Donald Trump, support such exceptions. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those fearing a no-exception stance could hurt the GOP’s election prospects. A 2018 Gallup poll found that 77% of Americans support exceptions for rape and incest. By David Crary. SENT: 1,160 words. AP photos.

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BRIEFS:

_ STABBING-WOMAN KILLED: An Ohio county sheriff says a teen girl conspired with a female friend who fatally stabbed the teen’s mother and wounded her father and brother.

_ ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding officer has endorsed a $778 million plan for upgrading a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

_ DISABILITY LAW-OHIO: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed the state’s first-ever Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator to establish the state as a model employer of people with disabilities.

_ OVERDOSE DEATHS-OHIO: Ohio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state.

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