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

February 19, 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. John Seewer is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk and 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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AP LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

COLUMBUS _ Ohio’s four statewide elected officials, leaders of the House and Senate and Gov. Mike DeWine were among officials who gathered Tuesday at an annual legislative forum sponsored by The Associated Press. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 360 words. Will be updated.

LEGISLATOR-FACEBOOK

CINCINNATI _ A state senator from Ohio has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit after a constituent was blocked on his official Facebook page. SENT: 230 words.

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BRIEFS:

_ HOSPITAL DEATHS-DOCTOR: Three more wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients over several years.

_ HALL OF FAME-IMAGINE DRAGONS: Imagine Dragons will perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to help kick off the NFL’s 100th season.

_ GIRL FOUND DEAD: Prosecutors say a convicted sex offender who admitted killing a 13-year-old Ohio girl while high on methamphetamine has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

_ KING RECORDS PRESERVATION: Cincinnati has spent some $700,000 so far on repairs at the former home of the legendary King Records, a building the city bought last year to save from a planned demolition.

_ CHILD DEATH-PARENTS CHARGED: The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments over the death sentence given to a Cincinnati area man who beat and starved his 2-year-old daughter.

_ WATER OUTAGE: Officials in Dayton say it seems the safety of the city’s water wasn’t compromised during a major water main break last week that led to a boil-water advisory affecting some 100,000 people.

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