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

May 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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 _ Some Ohio legislators say it’s time to yell “Cut!” on the tax credit incentive program for moviemakers. By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 650 words. AP Photos planned.




TOLEDO _ Lawyers representing many of the men who say they were sexually abused by a now-dead Ohio State team doctor say the university should release the names of coaches and others who allegedly knew about the abuse but didn’t act. They also want to know how Ohio State will handle similar allegations in the future. A report released last week said Dr. Richard Strauss sexually abused at least 177 male students. Ohio State’s president has apologized and says the university has changed. By John Seewer. SENT: 820 words, photos. Also moving on some sports wires.




_ REDISTRICTING-OHIO: Attorneys who gained a federal ruling to throw out Ohio’s congressional map are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let procedures move forward to redraw House districts.

_ REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A man found guilty of attacking and running over and killing a man at an interstate rest stop in Summit County has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

_ TORNADO DAMAGE-OHIO: The National Weather Service has now confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in Ohio, downing trees and causing some damage to buildings in Preble and Montgomery counties.

_ ADOPTION SUMMIT-OHIO: — Ohio’s lieutenant governor stressed the importance of foster care initiatives at an adoption summit hosted by a national nonprofit foundation which helps find adoptive homes for foster children.

_ CANAL CLEANUP-INDIANA : The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a $26 million cleanup will begin this month of contamination on the Lake George Canal in northwestern Indiana.

_ NRG-STREAM ENERGY: NRG Energy plans to buy the retail electric and natural gas business of Dallas-based Stream Energy for $300 million.




INDEPENDENCE _ John Beilein has coached at every level in college but says the Cleveland Cavaliers are his dream job. The 66-year-old Beilein who turned Michigan into a perennial power during a 12-year run was introduced by the Cavaliers. Even before taking the podium, Beilein got to work with one of his new players. He peeled off his suit jacket to rebound shots for forward Larry Nance Jr. Beilein doesn’t view Cleveland’s situation as a rebuild but rather a renaissance. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated, developing.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. _ Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely with a broken foot and will need surgery. Bills coach Sean McDermott says he was injured at practice on Monday. The 26-year-old Kroft signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in free agency. There were expectations of Kroft becoming Buffalo’s top tight end after the Bills released former starter Charles Clay this spring. McDermott declined to elaborate on Kroft’s timetable to return. By Mark Ludwiczak. SENT: 260 words, photos.


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