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

January 3, 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 can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-TRUMP REPUBLICANS

NEW YORK _ Donald Trump declared himself “the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party” on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election. By Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1060 words, photos.

GENERAL MOTORS-UNION LAWSUIT

DETROIT _ The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories. The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM has temporary workers at its pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The lawsuit says GM has about 1,000 workers on layoff from several factories who should be working at the plant. SENT: 220 words.

BRIEFS:

_ GOVERNOR-ELECT-CABINET PICKS: Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has announced his picks for director of the state prison system and for the Taxation Department.

_ POLICE-FATAL SHOOTING: Police in Niles say a man who fled after an altercation with authorities outside a court has been fatally shot by police at an apartment complex.

_ MOM KILLED WITH VEHICLE: A Mayfield Heights man suspected of killing his mother by hitting her with a vehicle on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder.

_ PRISON DOG DEATH: An inmate accused in a dog’s death at an Ohio prison in Lebanon where it was placed in a program pairing inmates with foster dogs has been indicted in the death.

_ BALLOT ISSUES-SIGNATURES: Ohio’s elections chief has announced new signature requirements for statewide ballot issues.

_ OHIO CAPITAL-HOMICIDES: Ohio’s capital city logged 103 homicides in 2018, a 28 percent decrease from a record-high 143 homicides the previous year.

_ HOLIDAY TRAFFIC DEATHS-OHIO: The State Highway Patrol says provisional statistics show 11 traffic deaths were reported in Ohio during the New Year holiday.

_ UVA WISE-ENROLLMENT: The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is looking to boost enrollment by offering discounted tuition to out-of-state students from Appalachia.

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SPORTS:

FBC--T25-OHIO STATE-YURICH: Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has been hired as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator by Ohio State coach Ryan Day. SENT: 130 words.

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