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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 2:15 pm, OH

May 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UNDATED _ A potential deal to sell a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio is still leaving the factory with an uncertain future. GM confirmed this past week that it’s negotiating the sale of its massive assembly plant in Lordstown with a start-up electric vehicle maker. A tweet from President Donald Trump that touted the potential sale set off cautious optimism and some skepticism about whether it will happen. By John Seewer and Tom Krisher. SENT: 815 words. AP photos.


UNDATED _ A new Mississippi law could make it nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there if it survives a court challenge. Leaving the state might not help either. Legislatures in neighboring Louisiana and Alabama are considering laws that would ban most abortions. Similar laws that would prohibit abortions before many women know they’re pregnant have passed in Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio. A more conservative U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened states to adopt the bans. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 1,085 words. AP photos.




CANTON _ Ohio students raise rainbow trout from fertilized eggs to free-swimming fry, and then release them into a state hatchery, as part of a “Trout in the Classroom” course that teaches them science. By Amy L. Knapp, Massillon Independent. SENT: 1,085 words. AP photos.



_ FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER-ARREST: Authorities in New Hampshire say a former player for the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns has been arrested in the state’s capital city for violating a protective order.

_ TRUCK STOP SLAYINGS-SUSPECT: A former long haul trucker authorities say is linked by DNA to slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois has been ordered hospitalized at a psychiatric facility to determine if he’s mentally competent to stand trial on rape charges outside Cleveland.

_ LEBRON’S SCHOOL-GRANT: An Ohio school that receives funding from basketball star LeBron James’ foundation is getting $1 million from the foundation of a sporting goods retailer to build a new gymnasium.

_ COUNTY JAIL-CLEVELAND: Authorities say another inmate has died at a troubled county jail in Cleveland, the ninth death there since the beginning of last year.

_ OHIO BUDGET: Ohio’s budget office says tax revenue picked up considerably in April, putting year-to-date revenue figures 3% above estimates.

_ LAKE ERIE ALGAE: Experts say heavy rains this spring make it more likely western Lake Erie will see another significant algae bloom later this year.


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