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

September 5, 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. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk and 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police say the officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old girl nearly a month ago will undergo a pre-disciplinary hearing. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s supply of the popular Honeycrisp apple is in danger, thanks to this summer’s combination of heavy rain and excessive heat, which is also leading to school closures. SENT: 350 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy, from Harlem’s Fashion Row. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 720 words.


A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 560 words.

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— CLERGY ABUSE-LIST: — The head of a Roman Catholic diocese in Youngstown says it will publish the names of priests who have been removed due to sexual abuse.

— PRISONS-MAIL HELD: The New Hampshire Department of Corrections has resumed mail delivery to prison inmates with new safety equipment in place following concern about sick inmates and staff elsewhere.

— TUITION BREAK FOR SERVICE: An Ohio college is offering a 50 percent tuition break for undergraduates whose families work in “mission-centered” nonprofit and public-service jobs.

— ICELAND-CLEVELAND: Two Icelandic air carriers have cancelled their winter flights from Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports Icelandair’s service between Cleveland and Iceland will end Oct. 31 and start again on Mar. 22.

— COLUMBUS LIBRARY-KING: The Columbus Metropolitan Library says the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s son will dedicate a new branch library named for his father.


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