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

December 23, 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. John Seewer 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CHILD CARE RATINGS

DAYTON _ Some child care providers in Ohio could lose state funding and decide to close because of new rules that are designed to improve educational offerings and better prepare children for school, the Dayton Daily News reported. SENT: 340 words

EXCHANGE-DAIRY GOES RETRO

BELPRE _ On 100 acres of pasture tucked in the rolling hills, sits a barn just six minutes outside of Belpre and Little Hocking. It’s called Twin Pines Dairy, and that’s where a family of five is forging a new path down an old-fashioned road. By Janelle Patterson, The Marietta Times. SENT: 1,100 words.

BRIEFS:

_ HOLIDAY TRAVEL OHIO: State transportation officials are urging Ohio motorists to plan their travel routes and allow extra time to reach destinations this holiday season.

_ SCHOOL BUS SEATBELTS: A suburban Cleveland school district is getting three-point seat belts on its school buses after third-graders suggested the change to city leaders.

_ GROUND TURKEY RECALL: A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

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SPORTS:

BENGALS-BROWNS

CLEVELAND _ Browns fans listened to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield’s request for a sellout and will be in full force to rudely welcome back former coach Hue Jackson who returns with the Cincinnati Bengals. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 1 p.m.

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