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

May 1, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS _ Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s pursuing a “red flag” law for Ohio to allow guns to be seized temporarily from owners believed to be a threat to themselves or others. DeWine says his team is trying to come up with a version that could pass the Republican-led Legislature, which rejected a similar proposal from former GOP Gov. John Kasich. DeWine was elected with backing from gun-rights groups but previously indicated he’d support a “red flag” bill if it ensures due process for gun owners. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.


_ FAMILY SLAYINGS-OHIO: Authorities continue to investigate the Sunday evening deaths of four family members found shot in their West Chester Township home in Ohio.

_ HOT CAR-INFANT DEATH: A Zanesville woman who left her 2-month-old son in a car on one of the hottest days of the year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his death.

_ FALLING TREE KILLS TWO: Authorities say a tree fell across an Ohio road near Athens and crushed a passing vehicle, killing a man and his 11-year-old son.

_ FRATERNITY-STUDENT DEATH: Ohio University says it has expelled a fraternity for hazing, alcohol and drug use, and other student conduct code violations after the alleged hazing of an 18-year-old freshman who died in November.

_ CHURCH TREASURER-THEFT: An 80-year-old Belpre woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing more than a half-million dollars from the Ohio church where she had been treasurer for decades.




COLUMBUS _ The Columbus Blue Jackets are continuing their trek deeper into uncharted territory with each of their wins. They’ve grabbed a 2-1 series lead over Boston and will try to build on that Thursday night on home ice. Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks will try to extend their 2-1 lead on Colorado. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.


CINCINNATI _ Receiver John Ross read reports that the Bengals were going to trade him during the draft. Not only did they keep him, they chose not to get any more receivers, leaving Ross with an important role. By Joe Kay. 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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