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

September 9, 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. Dan Sewell is on the desk and interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon. It’s not uncommon for states’ marijuana programs to be delayed, sometimes for years, by legal, regulatory or logistical snags, said Tom Rosenberger, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio. By JULIE CARR SMYTH. SENT: 700 words.


COLUMBUS — As he chatted with the desk clerk working the hotel graveyard shift, the man in the khaki clothes and leather Outback hat wonders aloud if the cheetah sleeping in room 116 just might escape. The young clerk’s eyes widen as Jack Hanna tells him that cheetahs can run more than 70 mph, and they like to go for the throat. By Mike Wagner. The Columbus Dispatch. AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,020 words.



SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI: A local T-shirt company has produced a “Cincy Strong” shirt to benefit victims and first responders in the recent shooting that killed four people, including the gunman.

OHIO-KAMALA HARRIS: Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator from California considered a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is adding a second Ohio appearance, keynoting the Ohio Democratic Party’s Oct. 7 state dinner in Columbus.

OHIO LANDMARKS CELEBRATION: The state is hosting an annual celebration of Ohio landmarks by offering special tours and events around the state.

AIRPORT-NAVIGATION SYSTEM: A new navigation system that will begin operating later this month at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is designed to improve traffic flow.

ODD-DELI THEFT: Authorities in eastern Ohio say a grocery store employee has been charged with felony theft for helping herself to deli ham for years.




CLEVELAND — The new-look Browns host the Steelers, still without their star running back. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.


INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck returns for the Colts, as the Bengals try to start their season with a road win. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Again shifting their start time to avoid bad weather, the Reds try to win their third game in a row against the Padres. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time: 4:10 p.m.


TORONTO — The Indians try to win their three-game series at Toronto. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time: 1:07 p.m.


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