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

February 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING WEDNESDAY:

PASTORS-SEX CHARGES

TOLEDO _ A former minister accused of grooming a 14-year-old girl for sex and then introducing her to two other pastors is set to face a federal trial in Ohio. By John Seewer. Upcoming: 350 words by 7 a.m.

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TOP STORIES:

1998 KILLING-CHILD IDENTIFIED

UNDATED _ More than 20 years after the unidentified bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found 215 miles apart in separate states beside Interstate 85, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy’s father has confessed to killing them. The case was cracked thanks to an online DNA database, help from international police and a consultant whose work led to an arrest in the Golden State Killer case, authorities in North Carolina and South Carolina said Tuesday. Authorities have said the boy was born in Michigan and raised in Ohio. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

_ OHIO ASSAULTS-DEATHS: The Ross County Sheriff’s Office says investigators suspect the shooting deaths of two people at a home are connected to a violent assault that critically hurt two more people found at another home a few miles away.

_ TERROR CHARGES-RECRUITER: A North Carolina man accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Ohio.

_ DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: A judge has ruled most of a confession from a Bellefontaine woman accused of suffocating her three sons can be used at her trial.

_ 1998 KILLING-CHILD IDENTIFIED: The remains of a child found under a billboard in North Carolina have been identified two decades later as a 10-year-old boy who was born in Michigan and raised in Ohio.

_ GUMMIES-MARIJUANA-STUDENTS: Police in Cleveland say gummy candies suspected of being laced with marijuana were given to some students at an elementary school.

_ KIPLINGER PROGRAM-MOVE: A long-time journalism program that has trained thousands of reporters over the years has completed its move from Ohio State University to Ohio University in Athens.

_ POLICE ACADEMY-AKRON: Akron city officials say they will reopen the police training academy to attract more recruits and help build a more diverse police department.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-TAYLOR’S TURN

CINCINNATI _ Zac Taylor is the Bengals’ youngest and least-experienced head coach since Dave Shula, and everyone knows how that turned out. He’s entrusted with getting the franchise a long-awaited playoff win that other, more experienced coaches failed to secure. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. availability.

BKN--CELTICS-INJURIES

CLEVELAND _ Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers with a left hip strain. Irving has been bothered by the injury and the team announced Monday night they will rest him. Irving has missed two previous games with the injury. He had 30 points and 11 assists in Boston’s win over Oklahoma City on Sunday. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

UNDATED _ Duke and Virginia played one of the college basketball season’s most entertaining, high-level games just two weeks ago. The rematch comes Saturday. No. 2 vs. No. 3, Final Four favorites playing with the ACC lead potentially on the line. By John Marshall. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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