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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

December 25, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NORTH KOREA-DETAINEE DEATH

WASHINGTON _ A federal judge ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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EXCHANGE-FIRST YEAR FREE

CINCINNATI _ Before her parole and release from prison last Christmas Day, Tyra Patterson had to make a five-year plan. Her goals were to live independently, get a job, travel, see her family and begin speaking in public about criminal justice reform. “I completed that ... in less than a year,” Patterson told The Enquirer in an interview last week from her rented house in suburban Cincinnati. By Mark Curnutte, The Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 1,950 words, photo.

BRIEFS:

_ HOUSE FIRE: A Christmas Eve fire in southwest Ohio has destroyed a three-story home and two cars.

_ POLICE CHIEF-COLUMBUS: The mayor of Ohio’s capital city says a national search will be conducted for the next chief of police.

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: State officials say doctors have submitted nearly 4,500 recommendations in the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry for Ohio.

_ CINCINNATI ZOO-BABY TAMANDUA: The Cincinnati Zoo has welcomed a baby tamandua.

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SPORTS:

FBN--FIRST-ROUND IMPACT

UNDATED _ Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield at the top to Derwin James of the Chargers roughly in the middle to Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson at the end, plenty of first-round draft picks have had an impact as rookies in the NFL. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

FBN--STEELERS-UP AGAINST IT

UNDATED _ A freefall through the second half of the season has the Steelers in a weird spot: needing a win over Cincinnati while rooting for Cleveland to beat Baltimore to reach the playoffs. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

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