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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

January 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

FBC--HALL OF FAME-BLIMP

CLEVELAND _ The Goodyear Blimp is flying into rarefied air. The iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member _ the first non-player or coach to be inducted. The blimp first began hovering over stadiums at the 1955 Rose Bowl and has become a fixture at major sporting events for more than a half-century. By Tom Withers. SENT: 370 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.

PREGNANT PROFESSOR-LAWSUIT

WICHITA, Kan. _ An Ohio professor alleges in a lawsuit that Wichita State University retracted an employment offer after she told them she was pregnant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.

BRIEFS:

_OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR-WHISTLEBLOWER: A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he’s accused of telecommunications harassment.

_ SUPREME COURT-OHIO DEATH SENTENCE OVERTURNED: The Supreme Court is ordering a federal appeals court to re-examine the case of a convicted killer in Ohio whose death sentence was thrown out after he was found to be mentally disabled. With photo.

_ OHIO TREASURER-SWEARING-IN: Ohio’s state treasurer-elect has announced details of his swearing-in ceremony to be held later this month.

_ OHIO STATE-FEMALE POLICE CHIEF: Ohio State University has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead that school’s police department.

_ TRIPLE HOMICIDE-FLORIDA: A body has been located in the backyard of a Florida home and authorities say it may be connected to a triple homicide.

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SPORTS:

FBC--IOWA ST-MONTGOMERY: Iowa State junior running back David Montgomery is leaving for the NFL. The Cincinnati native announced through Twitter on Monday that he’s giving up his final year with the Cyclones to go pro. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 130 words.

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