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BC-OH--Ohio Digest 2 pm, OH

April 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI _ A 23-year-old man will go before a U.S. magistrate in Cincinnati on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois. Authorities last week charged Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, a day after DNA testing ruled him out as being Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 130 words, photo by 3 a.m., to be updated with 130 words from hearing to start at 1:30 p.m., then 400 words by 3 p.m.




UNDATED. _ A federal just says a neo-Nazi website operator must be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against a Montana real estate agent’s family. Native Ohioan Andrew Anglin says he lives abroad and says it’s too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S., but a magistrate ruled Friday that Anglin’s personal safety concerns are “factually unsupported” and no basis for a protective order sparing him from an in-person deposition in this country. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 570 words, photos.


MADISON, Wis._ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to hold rallies in battleground states this weekend, starting Friday night in the liberal stronghold of Madison, Wisconsin. Sanders announced Monday that he will also hold rallies on Saturday at a community college in Warren, Michigan, and in Pittsburgh on Sunday. His campaign says additional stops in Indiana and Ohio are also planned. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 430 words, photos.


CHARLESTON, W. Va. _ A film opening in theaters this week has a chilling theme known all too well by residents of coal producing states _ an entrapment inside an Appalachian mine. News outlets report “Mine 9” debuts Friday in West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. New Martinsville, West Virginia, native Eddie Mensore wrote, produced and directed the film, which takes place deep inside a coal mine where nine miners with a limited oxygen supply are trapped after a methane explosion. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.


_ CHILD MARRIAGE LAW-OHIO: A new state marriage law prohibits children under the age of 17 from marrying in Ohio.

_ SUV CRASH-CHILD KILLED: Police say an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed in Columbus veered to avoid another vehicle and crashed, partially ejecting a 7-year-old girl who later died and injuring four other children.

_ HOUSE FIRE-5 CHILDREN KILLED: Crews are demolishing a house in Ohio where five children died in a fire in December.

_ OHIO-HUNGARY PARTNERSHIP: Ohio and Hungary have struck up a partnership aimed at strengthening economic, technological and commercial cooperation.




CLEVELAND _ Larry Drew’s stormy season with the Cavaliers is nearly over, and his tenure in Cleveland could be as well. Drew took over when Tyronn Lue was fired in October. He said he won’t discuss his future with the team until after Tuesday’s finale against Charlotte. But there are signs the Cavaliers may not bring back the 61-year-old, who has been lauded for his handling of the team this season. By Tom Withers. SENT: 730 words, photos.


MIAMI _ Receiver Ricardo Louis has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins. Louis missed the 2018 season following neck surgery and was released last week by the Cleveland Browns. SENT: 130 words


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