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

January 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS:

CLEVLEAND _ Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio’s attorney general and governor-elect, along with two other lawyers, for statements they made in recent television interviews. The motion says the statements by Republican Attorney General and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine and the others on an episode of CBS’ “60 Minutes” were calculated to taint potential jury pools. SENT: 520 words, photo.

BRIEFS:

_ NEWS CO-ANCHORS-ENGAGEMENT: Two journalists who co-anchor news broadcasts at a television station in Ohio now plan to also co-anchor a life together as husband and wife.

_ BUSINESS STARTS-OHIO: New business starts in Ohio have seen another record-breaking year.

_ LIQUOR SALES-SECONDARY MARKET: Ohio authorities say an investigation into illegal secondary market liquor sales have led to charges against five individuals.

_ INDIANA DUNES-NATIONAL PARK: A congressman from Gary, Indiana, wants to continue the push to turn Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore into America’s 61st national park.

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