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

April 4, 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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING FRIDAY:

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS _ A year after Ohio State announced an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor, his 150-plus accusers still await the findings as two related lawsuits against the university move into mediation. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 a.m., photos.

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TOP STORIES:

MISSING CHILD INVESTIGATION

CINCINNATI _ Authorities conduct DNA testing to try to determine whether a teenager found wandering in Kentucky is who he claims to be _ an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took her own life. By Dan Sewell and Don Babwin. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated with developments.

WITH:

_ MISSING CHILD INVESTIGATION-THE LATEST.

ELECTION 2020-TIM RYAN

COLUMBUS _ U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio jumps into the 2020 presidential race, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats’ progressive and working class wings to win the White House. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 550 words, photos.

OBIT-PAINT-BY-NUMBERS CREATOR

TOLEDO _ An artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s has died, family members say. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words, with paint-by-numbers photo of him. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

BRIEFS:

_ LAWMAKER-IMPAIRED DRIVING CASE: A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who was accused of impaired driving and acknowledged driving after drinking has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge but still faces a felony drug possession charge over a pill he says he doesn’t use.

_ IMPOUNDED VEHICLE-BODY: A woman has been found dead in the back seat of her vehicle at a Columbus police impound lot three weeks after she was reported missing.

_ WORKER KILLED-CHARGES: Authorities say an Ohio man who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit has been charged with killing one worker and injuring another in a construction zone outside Cleveland.

_ DEATH ROW INMATE DIES: Ohio prison officials say a death row inmate from Springfield has died, apparently from natural causes.

_ MISSING HIKER-BODY FOUND: A Great Smoky Mountains National Park official says hypothermia killed an Ohio woman whose body was found at the park last year.

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SPORTS:

BBO--ALL-STAR BONUSES

NEW YORK _ The most popular players in All-Star voting will be in the money _ at least enough to cover part of the season’s clubhouse tips. The highest vote-getter in both leagues in the first round of the new fan voting system will receive a $15,000 bonus, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. The All-Star Game is July 9 in Cleveland. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 475 words, photos.

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