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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

January 4, 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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRIPLE HOMICIDE-FLORIDA

TARPON SPRINGS, Florida _ Police have arrested a man near Cleveland who was caught with a car stolen from a Florida home where a couple and their son were found dead. Their daughter -- the man’s wife -- remains missing. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 2 p.m. news conference.

BRIEFS:

_ SICK PASSENGERS: Health officials say testing shows the water at Cleveland’s airport is safe after six passengers became ill on a Frontier Airlines flight to Florida earlier this week.

_ BOY SCOUTS-CHILD PORN: A man accused of secretly recording boys changing clothes at a YMCA, his home bathroom and in teepees at an Ohio scout reservation has been indicted on federal charges including sexual exploitation of children.

_ ELDERLY WOMAN FOUND DEAD: A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the strangulation death of a 98-year-old Wadsworth woman.

_ HOMICIDES-CLEVELAND: Police and medical examiner records show 129 homicides were reported in Cleveland in 2018, one less than in the previous year.

_ NUCLEAR PLANT-MICHIGAN: A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan, near the Ohio state line, is back online after being shut down last month for repairs.

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EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

Amelia Earhart would have a hard time disappearing in 2019. By Brian Strzempkowski, Ohio State University. https://theconversation.com/amelia-earhart-would-have-a-hard-time-disappearing-in-2019-108870

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