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

March 31, 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. Mark Gillispie 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI _ A review of specialty license plates shows Ohio State University collected the most money last year for those types of plates of any entity in the state. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports its review of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles data shows Ohio State received $585,800 for more than 22,000 plates last year. Specialty license plates show drivers’ support for a cause, team or school while also donating to the organization. OSU uses money its gets from license plates for scholarships. SENT: 300 words.


_ FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN: Police say a 14-year-old girl has been fatally shot in Canton.

_ OHIO GOVERNOR-YOUNG CHILDREN: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is drawing attention to a key policy priority with a proclamation honoring young children.

_ ANTIOCH WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: A literary program in Ohio aimed at supporting and educating writers is shutting down after 33 years.


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