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

January 17, 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. Lisa Cornwell 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS _ The Ohio Parole Board is to recommend for or against mercy for a condemned killer set to die next month. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m., then 130-word update from 11 a.m. report, followed by 500 words by noon. AP Photo.




COLUMBUS _ The family of a 44-year-old man who allegedly died from an inappropriately high dose of pain medicine discuss a lawsuit filed against a doctor and Ohio hospital system. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: About 500 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.


TOLEDO _ An attorney for workers suing General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Ohio says employees are still facing racial harassment there. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


SIOUX CITY, IOWA _ Some possible Democratic 2020 presidential candidates haven’t hesitated to tangle with President Donald Trump when he has attacked them, but others say they plan to ignore him. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown recalls when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant he poked Trump for seeking “an Ohio Democrat to blame” while Republicans held power in the state. By Elana Schor and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.


FORT MYERS, Fla. _ Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can’t be found. In other cases, couples are struggling with tough decisions. By Marilyn Marchione. SENT: 1,3010 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK _ Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. The Ohio native was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver’s literary executor, says she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The case of death was lymphoma. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 790 words, photos.


_ FATAL FIRE-TEEN DIES: Fire officials say a house fire in Stark County that killed a 14-year-old boywas caused by a space heater.

_ OFF-DUTY OFFICER SHOOTS TEEN: A robbery suspect shot and wounded in Miamisburg by police has been granted a mental evaluation as he seeks a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

_ MLK DAY-OHIO: Ohio’s new lieutenant governor will be the featured speaker at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in the state’s capital city.




UNDATED: Second-ranked Michigan goes into its road game against Wisconsin on Saturday in position to take over the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press Top 25 with a win. The Wolverines are unbeaten in 17 games and have won their last six by at least 10 points. Wisconsin has lost four of its last five. By Eric Olson. SENT: 510 words, photos.


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