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

February 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR-WHISTLEBLOWER

COLUMBUS _ Among the 150-plus men alleging sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State team doctor, ex-wrestler Mike DiSabato has been the loudest. His allegations helped spur the ongoing investigation about the late Dr. Richard Strauss. But DiSabato’s pit-bull defense of his own claims, character and motives has alienated allies and even landed him in jail recently before he pleaded no contest in a tangentially related harassment case. Even so, he tells The Associated Press he doesn’t regret his approach. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 910 words, photos.

VARIABLE SPEED LIMITS-OHIO

COLUMBUS _ Ohio’s Department of Transportation is seeking permission to apply changes in speed limits anytime statewide. SENT: 220 words.

EXCHANGE-BABY’S SHORT LIFE

MASSILLON _ An Ohio baby with a heart condition lived 81 days, far longer than expected after his problems were diagnosed soon after birth. His parents say that was enough time to touch the lives of those around him in a lasting way. By Amy L. Knapp, The (Massillon) Independent. SENT: 1,400 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange. Mandatory member credit.

BRIEFS:

_ HIGH WINDS-OHIO: Strong winds have downed trees and power lines and led to power outages across many parts of Ohio.

_ MEXICO BORDER WALL-IMAGES: A photo exhibit showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico is reaching an expanded audience in Ohio.

_ FREEDOM CENTER SPEAKER: Veteran civil rights activist, journalist and author Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be the featured speaker March 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.

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