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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

GERMAN CHURCH-LAST SERVICE

MANSFIELD, Ohio _ The St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will have its last service Sunday at what once was the church home for hundreds of German-speaking refugees. Bishop Abraham Allende, who oversees 180 congregations in the Northeastern Ohio synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, will be addressing the congregation at the 1 p.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 16. By Lou Whitmire, the Mansfield News-Journal. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 900 words.

BRIEFS:

_ UNIVERSITY-MACHETE ATTACK: A Cincinnati man charged in a 2017 machete attack on the campus of Kentucky’s Transylvania University has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.

_ HOUSE FIRE-5 CHILDREN KILLED: A report says thousands of dollars in donations have poured in for family members following the deaths of five children killed in a fire at their northeastern Ohio home.

_ ELECTION 2020-OHIO-BROWN: Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator plans an online town hall Sunday as he considers running for president in 2020.

_ OHIO FAMILY KILLED: Ohio lawmakers have passed a measure providing $100,000 to help cover the costs of prosecuting suspects in the slayings of eight people.

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SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-INDIANS TRADE

CLEVELAND _ The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call in a deal made official Saturday. Call has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also rid themselves of Alonso’s entire $8 million salary for 2019. SENT: 700 words.

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