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

February 18, 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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk and 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SHOWBOAT’S NEW HOME

CINCINNATI _ The new owners of Cincinnati’s historic Showboat Majestic say they plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. SENT: 300 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BARBERSHOPS-HAIR AND HEALTH

TOLEDO _ A recent event at the Toledo Museum of Art about black barbershops blended haircut history with health by looking at the art of signature hairstyles from several decades and the role those barbershops play in advocating men’s wellness. By Lauren Lindstrom, The (Toledo) Blade. An AP Member Exchange. Mandatory member credit. SENT: 370 words, photos.

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BRIEFS:

_ CATS IN TRAILER: Two women who ran an Ohio animal rescue operation have pleaded guilty to charges related to the abandonment of more than 20 cats in a trailer that was then tied shut.

_ KROGER BAKERY CLOSURE: Hundreds of workers are trying to figure out their next step after the abrupt closure of a Kroger bakery in Columbus eliminated 411 jobs.

_ TORNADO-CEMETERY: A cemetery near Warren in northeast Ohio has reopened a month after a rare winter tornado struck it.

_ POLICE OFFICER-SUSPENSION LIFTED: A Columbus police officer who was suspended after he admitted he offered to pay a woman for sex is back on duty.

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SPORTS:

BBA--INDIANS-LINDOR

GOODYEAR, Ariz. _ Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor says now is not the time to worry about a long-term contract. By Gary Schatz. SENT: 365 words, photos.

BBN--REDS-VOTTO

GOODYEAR, Ariz. _ Joey Votto has spent the offseason trying to make sure he doesn’t have another subpar season. The Cincinnati Reds star led the NL in on-base percentage last year but hit 12 homers, his fewest in a full season, and batted .284, his lowest since 2014. By Gary Schatz. SENT: 310 words.

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EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

The survivors of clergy sexual abuse who finally pushed the Vatican to recognize the problem. By Brian Clites, Case Western Reserve University. https://theconversation.com/the-survivors-of-clergy-sexual-abuse-who-finally-pushed-the-vatican-to-recognize-the-problem-110873

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