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

February 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




BATAVIA _ A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says Detective Bill Brewer died from his injuries. The other deputy was treated and released. Authorities say they have taken a 23-year-old man in custody. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.




_ OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUIT: A federal judge in Cleveland has again pushed back the date for a trial in some local governments’ claims against the drug industry over destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers.




UNDATED _ Kansas made a late-season push to clinch its record 14th straight Big 12 title a year ago. The Jayhawks may need a similar run to make it 15 in a row. The Big 12 race has tightened up heading into the final month of the regular season, with five teams within a game of the lead. The 11th-ranked Jayhawks are looking up in the standings after splitting their two games last week. By John Marshall. SENT: 830 words, photos.


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