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

February 14, 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. John Seewer 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CLEVELAND _ Authorities say DNA from an Arizona man recently indicted in a 1997 Ohio rape case links him to the unsolved slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS _ Some students around the country, including those in Ohio, marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 425 words, photos.


DAYTON _ Leaky pipes under the Great Miami River left about 100,000 customers under a boil-water advisory and closed most of the public school districts in Montgomery County on Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.


_ FAKE CHILD PORN SETTLEMENT: An Ohio attorney has been ordered to pay $300,000 to two women whose photos from when they were young girls were manipulated to create fake child pornography used by the attorney in court cases.

_ BODY IN TRUNK-CHARGES: An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to killing a co-worker whose body was found in her car trunk nearly four years ago.

_ ZOO-POLAR BEAR CUB: Keepers at a zoo in Ohio are welcoming a new polar cub, but they haven’t been able to get close enough during the last two months to determine whether the cub is a he or a she.

_ GOOGLE DATA CENTER: Google says it plans to build a $600 million data center in an Ohio city, part of $13 billion in planned investments this year.




GOODYEAR, Ariz. _ All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer says the final 10 minutes of his salary arbitration hearing with the Cleveland Indians was “character assassination” against him. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.


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