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

May 28, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER

BROOKVILLE, Ohio _ A swarm of apparent tornadoes so tightly packed that one crossed the path carved by another tore across Indiana and Ohio, smashing homes and blowing out windows. One person was killed in the small city of Celina, and dozens more were treated at hospitals in the Dayton area. By John Minchillo, Angie Wang, and Kantele Franko. 650 words, will be updated with developments. AP Photos, AP Video.

With Severe Weather-The Latest updates.

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS-SCHOOLS

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots. By Julie Carr Smyth. 1,000 words. With AP Photos, AP Graphic.

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BRIEFS:

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: A Columbus newspaper report says fewer than one in every three medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio that received a provisional license have also been granted an operating license.

_ GRADUATION RULES-OHIO: Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and next year.

_ TOWING SERVICES-SPOTTERS: The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit towing services from hiring “spotters” to report illegally parked vehicles.

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SPORTS:

BBA-INDIANS-RED SOX

BOSTON _ Trailing first-place Minnesota by 10 games, the Indians take on the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 700 words, AP Photos. Game time: 7:10 p.m.

BBN-PIRATES-REDS

CINCINNATI _ The Pirates and Reds play game three of a four-game set after splitting a day-night doubleheader. UPCOMING: 700 words, AP Photos. Game time: 6:40.

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