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

January 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS _ Republican Mike DeWine is set to take his public oath of office as Ohio’s 70th governor in a Statehouse ceremony before friends and members of his large family. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 130 words by 7 a.m., updated from noon ceremony, then 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.




COLUMBUS _ Republican Mike DeWine is set to be sworn in as Ohio’s 70th governor in a midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home. The former U.S. senator will take his oath in the small ceremony hours before his public inauguration Monday at the Statehouse in front of friends and members of his large family. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from midnight ceremony, then 300 words by 1 a.m. Monday, with photos of ceremony.




RITTMAN _ A man who never knew his father has achieved his goal of finding his father’s remains and having them returned to Ohio for burial with military honors. By Shane Hoover. The Repository in Canton. SENT: 700 words. An AP Member Exchange. Mandatory member credit.


_ OHIO WALMART SHOOTING: A jury trial is scheduled Feb. 4 in the wrongful death lawsuit over a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black man in a Walmart in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek who was carrying an air rifle he picked up from a shelf.

_ HOLLYWOOD IN HAMILTON: Another Hollywood film is scheduled to film in the Ohio city of Hamilton.

_ TRAFFIC CRASH-STATE TROOPER INJURED: The State Highway Patrol says a woman accused of driving while intoxicated failed to stop at a stop sign in Ohio and crashed into a patrol cruiser, injuring a trooper.

_ OHIO GOP DINNER-KENTUCKY GOVERNOR: A southwest Ohio Republican party is featuring neighboring Kentucky’s governor at an annual dinner.

_ UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT SEARCH: The University of Akron will pay a firm more than $146,000 and expenses to help in the search for its next president.




Teams in the back half of the AP Top 25 had a rough week, including two losses each for No. 14 Mississippi State, No. 16 Ohio State and No. 20 Iowa State. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.


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