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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WINTER WEATHER

DETROIT -- People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady fall of snow that’s forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. More than 460 flights were canceled Saturday morning at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. In the Detroit area, many motorists were moving well below posted speed limits along freeways. The snowfall is part of a wall of hazardous weather trekking from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states and into New England. SENT: 395 words. Will be updated. AP photos.

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OHIO MOVIE INCENTIVES

CLEVELAND -- The film commissions of Cleveland and Cincinnati say the state needs bigger tax incentives to draw more film productions to the Buckeye State. Greater Cleveland Film Commission head Ivan Schwarz and Film Cincinnati head Kristen Schlotman say they want Ohio to raise the cap on yearly incentives for film productions from $40 million to $100 million. SENT: 300 words.

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BRIEFS:

_ FATAL STABBING-JUVENILE: Police say a 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death by his 13-year-old half brother during a fight in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus.

_ UNCOUNTED VOTES-OHIO: A newspaper is reporting that more than 6,000 votes went uncounted during the November election in a central Ohio county. The Dayton Daily News reports the Miami County elections board will meet Tuesday to amend official election results.

_ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM-CLEVELAND: A national nonprofit group and local partners say graduates of the Cleveland public school system will be eligible for college scholarships.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-OHIO: State officials say Ohio recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program help do not have to use all of their benefits by the end of this month after receiving their February benefits early as the nation grapples with a partial federal government shutdown.

_ COLLEGE TEST PERFECTION: An Ohio teenager hoping to become a book editor someday has earned perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.

_ HOSPITAL DEATHS-DOCTOR: The state Department of Health is investigating a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl for 27 gravely ill patients who died at an Ohio hospital system.

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