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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

January 6, 2018

Good evening! 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 starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

BROWNS WINLESS PARADE

CLEVELAND — The weather conditions are suitably brutal, just like the Browns. Despite temperatures forecast in the single digits, several thousand disillusioned Cleveland fans formed a circle around Browns Stadium on Saturday to commemorate the Browns’ historically inept 0-16 season. By Tom Withers. SENT: 825 words. With AP Photos.

STATE FAIR-RIDE MALFUNCTION

COLUMBUS -- A state advisory board has agreed to form a new committee to review the amusement ride inspection process in an effort to improve the public’s perceptions about ride safety after a deadly accident last summer at the Ohio State Fair. SENT: 260 words. With AP Photos.

AP EXPLAINS-STATES RIGHTS

UNDATED -- State officials are invoking states’ rights arguments in debates on marijuana, gun laws and other issues. The AP explains what this all means. By Ryan Foley and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,170 words.

MEMBER EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE-ROBOTIC SURGERY

COLUMBUS -- A 63-year-old Marion man became the first to undergo an experimental Whipple procedure at the James Cancer Hospital. The emerging surgical technique is meant to be less invasive than traditional surgery and results in reduced blood loss, smaller incisions with less scarring and faster recovery times. By Marion Renault, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 805 words. Mandatory member credit.

IN BRIEF:

— OHIO POET LAUREATE: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named the state’s second poet laureate to a two-year position.

— DOG TOSSED IN TRASH: A southwest Ohio woman has been charged with animal cruelty for putting a sickly dog into a trash bag for collection.

— PARALYZED ROBBER’S LAWSUIT: Cleveland has asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a convicted robber who was shot in the back and paralyzed by a police officer because he’d lied during a deposition.

— FATAL STABBINGS-COLUMBUS: Authorities say a 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of his 4-year-old daughter and the girl’s mother in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus

— DEADLY FIRE-OHIO: Authorities say a 37-year-old man and his 2-year-old daughter have been killed in an Ohio house fire while his wife and another young daughter managed to escape the flames.

— FLU-OHIO: The Ohio Department of Health says more than 2,000 flu hospitalizations have been reported during this flu season.

— CONGRESS-SPECIAL ELECTION: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) has announced dates for special elections to fill the seat of a Republican congressman resigning to take the helm of a business policy group.

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SPORTS:

BBM--YARD GOAT YOGA

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A minor league baseball team in Connecticut has come up with a novel way to utilize its new stadium during the winter. The Hartford Yard Goats have teamed with a local farm to capitalize on the national goat yoga fad. Yard Goat Yoga will be held monthly in the Hartford Yard Goats indoor batting facility and the first session has already sold out. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 480 words. With AP photos.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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