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

February 22, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HOSPITAL DEATHS-DOCTOR

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio hospital system investigating a doctor accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients says five who died may have received excessive doses when there still was a chance to improve their condition with treatment. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 440 words. AP photos.

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BRIEFS:

_ HOUSE FIRE-5 CHILDREN KILLED: Fire officials suspect the careless use of a lighter or matches on a mattress at an Ohio home caused the fire that killed five children in December.

_ XGR-GUNS-BOTCHED BILL: State lawmakers are moving quickly to fix a mistake in an Ohio bill that gun rights advocates say could inadvertently ban several types of legal guns.

_ EX-AUDITOR-SENTENCE: A federal judge has reduced the prison sentence for a former county official in Cleveland who pleaded guilty to bribery in a public corruption investigation.

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