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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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CHICAGO _ The painfully cold weather system holding much of the Midwest in a historic deep freeze sent temperatures plunging to a record low in northern Illinois, but a dramatic swing of as much as 80 degrees is expected by early next week. Disruptions caused by the cold will also persist, including power outages and canceled flights and trains. Crews in Detroit will need days to repair water mains. By Michael Tarm And Corey Williams. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.




WASHINGTON _ The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016. Though the first prominent Democrats to announce their 2020 candidacies hail from the coasts, several Midwestern natives _ including Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota _ are offering themselves as potential contenders uniquely attuned to the region’s priorities. By Elana Schor and Sara Burnet. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.


_ WINTER WEATHER-OHIO: A coroner in Ohio says the death of a woman whose body was found in a vacant house in Lorain was likely related to the dangerous cold gripping the state.

_ MOBILE HOME FIRE-FATALS: Authorities in Ohio have ruled the cause of a mobile home fire in New Lexington that killed a 3-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister as undetermined for now but say that could change.

_ CRIME RATES-CLEVELAND: Police statistics show rates for nearly all violent crimes and serious property crimes in Cleveland dropped in 2018 for the second consecutive year.

_ NEW BISHOP-OHIO: Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop from New York to lead the Catholic Diocese of Columbus in Ohio.



Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

First private spacecraft shoots for the moon. By John Horack, Ohio State University. https://theconversation.com/first-private-spacecraft-shoots-for-the-moon-109994


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