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

January 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TOLEDO _ A second of three Ohio ministers accused of enticing teen girls to have sex with them has pleaded guilty. Cordell Jenkins agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to federal charges that include child sex trafficking. Federal authorities say he was among three Toledo-area pastors who paid teen girls for sex over the past few years and shared photos and videos of the girls. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words.


COLUMBUS _ Ohio authorities are investigating a fatal helicopter crash in the southeastern part of the state. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that a medical flight on its way to Pomeroy crashed Tuesday morning near the community of Zaleski, roughly 75 miles southeast of Columbus. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


YOUNGTOWN _ An art museum board in Ohio that was offered $130 million worth of Norman Rockwell paintings from Boy Scouts of America has voted to wait a year before deciding whether to accept the works because of a recent report detailing the scouting organization’s problems involving child sex abuse allegations. SENT: 370 words.


_ CRASH-POLICE OFFICER KILLED: Authorities say an SUV crossed the center line of an Ohio highway in Clermont County and collided with a car driven by an off-duty police officer who was killed in the head-on crash.

_ ROCK ON CAR: Parole has been approved over a prosecutor’s objections for the man accused of having thrown a rock from an interstate overpass in 2014 in central Pennsylvania, critically injuring an Ohio schoolteacher.

_ BODY FOUND-VACANT HOME: The parents of a 14-year-old Ohio girl killed two years ago in Cleveland after she left home for school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the operators of the charter school.

_ OHIO WALMART SHOOTING: A judge has dismissed a wrongful death claim against Walmart in a civil rights lawsuit over a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black man in a Walmart in Beavercreek who was carrying an air rifle he picked up.

_ SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI-FUND: A victims fund created in the wake of a shooting that killed three people and injured two others at a Cincinnati office building has been paid out to those impacted by the shooting.

_ LIGHTING PLANT CLOSURE: A.L.P. Lighting Components is closing a 68-worker factory in northwest Mississippi, after it sold the business to another company.




RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts didn’t have much time to enjoy the No. 23 Wolfpack’s buzzer-beating weekend win _ not with what waits in the days ahead. N.C. State hosts third-ranked Virginia on Tuesday night, then welcomes No. 12 Virginia Tech on Saturday to headline the week ahead in the AP Top 25 schedule. That is part of a three-game stretch against teams ranked 12th or higher in this week’s AP poll, ending with next week’s trip to ninth-ranked rival North Carolina. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 990 words, photos.


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