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

January 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OHIO WALMART SHOOTING

DAYTON — A police officer says he believed he faced an “imminent threat” when he fatally shot a black man in a Walmart store who was holding what turned out to be an air rifle, although he acknowledges he never saw the man point it or threaten anyone. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 360 words, photo.

BUSINESSMAN-DEPORTATION

YOUNGSTOWN — An Ohio businessman who called the U.S. home for 38 years is scheduled to be deported to Jordan. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports 57-year-old Amer Othman will leave Youngstown with his wife on Sunday after fighting for years to remain in the country. SENT: 320 words.

HOLIDAY SALES

NEW YORK — Macy’s and J.C. Penney both reported holiday sales growth, offering encouraging signs that if department stores struggling to hold their own against online retailers had a decent period, other retailers did as well. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 490 words.

ALSO:

— MACY’S-CINCINNATI

DEEP FREEZE

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 1,100 words. With AP Photos, Video.

WITH:

— DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST

EXCHANGE-HARVEY SCHOOL REOPENS-HFR

HOUSTON — When Hurricane Harvey sent several feet of water into C.E. King High School in the Sheldon Independent School District, students from the flooded campus were moved to a neighboring elementary school — and a bit of architecturally induced hilarity ensued. By Jacob Carpenter, the Houston Chronicle. SENT: 750 words, photos. NOTE EDS: HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018, AT 1:04 EST

IN BRIEF:

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CINCINNATI: A lawsuit against the owner of a Cincinnati nightclub where a shooting left two dead and 15 injured is in jeopardy following the owner’s bankruptcy filing.

— JUVENILES-ADULT CHARGES: The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that juveniles who are tried as adults must wait until their case has ended to challenge their transfer to adult court.

— CHILD DIES-METHADONE: A 46-year-old woman has been found guilty of charges related to the methadone overdose death of her grandson in Cleveland. With photo.

— AIRBNB-NEW YEAR’S PARTY: Airbnb says it has permanently banned a man who threw a huge New Year’s party at a house in suburban Cleveland where he was renting a room.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says the state Supreme Court shouldn’t reconsider its decision rejecting requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

— GANG CHARGES-OHIO: The federal government says four more alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been charged in Ohio.

— ELECTION-SCHOOL CANDIDATE BANNED: A school board in Ohio is moving its meetings because one of its new members is banned from going onto the district’s property.

— NURSING LICENSE ERROR: Officials say an auto-generated email mistakenly informed 11,000 nurses in Ohio that their licenses weren’t recognized by the state.

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SPORTS:

FBN— BENGALS-WORST OFFENSE

CINCINNATI — The Bengals have brought back coordinator Bill Lazor to resurrect the NFL’s worst offense. He’s got a lot of work ahead. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

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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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