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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING WEDNESDAY:

SOC--COLUMBUS CREW-NEW OWNERS

COLUMBUS _ Cleveland Browns owner and new Columbus Crew investor Dee Haslam and other members of the club’s new leadership team meet with members of the media. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. EST. Developing from noon event.

TOP STORIES:

OBIT-OLDEST AMERICAN

A family member says a 114-year-old Ohio woman who was believed to be the oldest person in the United States has died. Lessie Brown’s grandson Ronald Wilson says she died Tuesday. She had been living with her daughter in Cleveland Heights. By John Seewer. About 500 words.

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PASTORS-SEX CHARGES

TOLEDO _ Federal prosecutors say the wife and stepdaughter of a minister charged with child sex trafficking in Ohio abducted one of the victims and tried to talk her out of testifying at his upcoming trial. A federal complaint says the two women went to the victim’s apartment in Toledo and forced their way in with a gun. Both are charged with witness tampering. By John Seewer. SENT: 300 words.

BRIEFS:

_ HALL OF FAME TOURS: The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton will begin offering American sign language tours for deaf or hard of hearing people.

_ URANIUM ENRICHMENT PROJECT-OHIO: Federal officials say they plan to invest $115 million over the next three years to reopen a uranium enrichment demonstration project in Piketon in southern Ohio.

_ FAMILY BAND SHOOTING: The attorney for a family-band musician who authorities say killed his mother and brother at the family’s Ohio farm says he plans to seek a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

_ KROGER-DIGITAL SHELF TECHNOLOGY: Kroger is collaborating with Microsoft to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers.

_ OFFICER STRUCK: A police officer in Colerain Township who was struck by a pickup truck while he was redirecting traffic after a crash has died.

_ TEEN SHOT-RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head while playing Russian roulette in Akron.

_ CRAIGLIST JOBSEEKERS-LIST: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from an Ohio man sentenced to death for killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers.

_ CAMP DROWNING-LAWSUIT: The family of a 12-year-old Pickerington boy who drowned at a camp last year in Lakeville has filed a lawsuit against the camp and several staff members, charging wrongful death.

_ YOSEMITE DEATH: An Ohio man who died after falling into a river at Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day has been identified.

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SPORTS:

BROWNS-COACHING SEARCH

CLEVELAND _ One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling. After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team’s search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet with anyone on Tuesday and could be evaluating their next move. By Tom Withers. SENT: 850 words.

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T25-OHIO STATE-WASHINGTON

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ New Ohio State coach Ryan Day has hired a second assistant away from rival Michigan. The university said Tuesday that Day hired Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington for the same position on the Ohio State staff. SENT: 230 words.

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