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

November 15, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. As much as 8 inches of snow blanketed the St. Louis area, and forecasters predicted up to 6 inches in parts of southern New England as the storm made its way east. Roads were already clogged by midday Thursday in Ohio, where officials reported at least one traffic death that was likely weather-related. SENT: 460 words, photos, video.




— WINTRY WEATHER-OHIO: A mix of freezing rain and ice has hit Ohio causing hazardous roads, power outages and delaying and closing schools in some areas.


WAVERLY — Hearings have been scheduled for two women charged with misleading authorities investigating an Ohio family massacre. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing set for 1:30 p.m.


CINCINNATI — A prosecutor says no one will face criminal charges for the failed response to a 16-year-old Ohio student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 340 words by 3 p.m.


WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video


COLUMBUS — Lawmakers in the Ohio House have begun a lame-duck session by approving “stand your ground” gun legislation that eliminates a requirement to retreat in confrontations before using deadly force. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from voting. Developed on merits.


— OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR: A law firm hired by Ohio State University to investigate a former team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against athletes and students hopes to wrap up its fact finding by the end of the year.

— XGR--CAMPUS FREE SPEECH-OHIO: The creation of so-called “free speech zones” designated for protests and demonstrations would be prohibited at Ohio’s public college campuses under legislation introduced by two Republican lawmakers, who say it’s aimed at protecting free speech.

— RED WOLVES-AKRON ZOO: The Akron Zoo says two wolves that are a part of a critically endangered species have come to live at the zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan.

— HAUNTED HOUSE-MOCK RAPE: Springfield Township police in northeast Ohio say they won’t file criminal charges in connection with a haunted house attraction where visitors complained that actors simulated raping them.

— FOUR KILLED-CRASH: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of the four people — including a Pickerington, Ohio, man — killed in an accident on Interstate 70 year Columbia.




CINCINNATI — Marvin Lewis hadn’t designed a defensive game plan since his glory days with the Ravens. He’s trying to balance his roles as Bengals head coach and defensive coordinator from here out, which is quite a challenge. “I’ve got it,” Lewis says. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens face an uncertain quarterback situation heading into Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have plenty of issues of their own. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. For weekend use.


CINCINNATI — Coach Luke Fickell listens to ’80s hits and country music while driving to his office, so he’s unaware of the talk about how he’s turned around the Bearcats’ football team in one year. No. 19 Cincinnati is in contention for the American Athletic title at it prepares to play at 11th-ranked and undefeated UCF on Saturday. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


UNDATED: Ohio State faced plenty of off-field distractions and uneven on-field performances. Yet the Buckeyes are still in line to play for the Big Ten championship if they take care of business at Maryland on Saturday and beat Michigan for a seventh straight year next week. By Eric Olson. SENT: 560 words, photos.


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