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

February 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI _ Authorities in the Cincinnati region Friday mourned a 20-year veteran sheriff’s deputy, the fifth police officer in the extended law enforcement community to die in less than two months. Uniformed officers from multiple departments helped pack a church for funeral services for Bill Brewer, a Clermont County deputy gunned down while responding last weekend to a suspected suicide attempt by a man barricaded inside an apartment some 20 miles east of Cincinnati. Another officer was wounded in the leg before a man was taken into custody at the apartment complex. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 670 words. AP photos.





_ SWAT STANDOFF-OFFICER SHOT: Authorities say a police officer has been wounded and a suspect killed during a SWAT standoff in Ohio.

_ DRUG TREATMENT-MEDICAID FRAUD: Federal authorities say six people have been indicted in a $48 million Medicaid fraud scheme, including a man who was viewed as a local superhero for his car collection and daring feats for charity.

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: Ohio officials say 68 pounds (31 kilograms) of medical marijuana has been sold since a handful of dispensaries opened in the state in mid-January.

_ POTHOLE SEASON: Transportation officials in Ohio say dramatic swings in temperatures have exacerbated a pothole problem on Ohio’s roads.

_ OHIO GOVERNOR-APPOINTMENTS: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has promoted two veteran Ohio State Highway Patrol officers to superintendent and assistant superintendent and named a new director of the state’s lottery commission.

_ FATAL CRASH-POLICE CHASE: A prosecutor says an Ohio woman accused of leading police on a high-speed chase and causing a crash ending in another motorist’s death has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

_ PENN STATE TAILGATE-POLICE HELICOPTER: Four Penn State students face misdemeanor liquor law violations over a football tailgating party broken up when a state police helicopter flew so low it sent tents and other items flying.


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