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

December 17, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UNDATED: David Baker is remaining at president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame under a five-year extension, and will take the role of chairman of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. Baker, 65, will oversee the $889 million mixed-use development project underway around the Hall of Fame’s campus in Canton, Ohio, as well as continue running the hall, a job he took in 2014. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 380 words. Also moving on sports wires.


MARYSVILLE _ The State Highway Patrol says it’s opening a statewide training facility in Marysville for police dogs used by the patrol and other law enforcement agencies in Ohio. The $1.4 million facility opening Monday will be used to train new dogs and handlers for the patrol and other departments, as well as for required ongoing training. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words from the facility opening set for 1 p.m. EST, developed on merits.


_ GORILLA LAWSUIT-CINCINNATI: A judge has ordered the Cincinnati Zoo and a gorilla conservatory to resolve a custody dispute over a gorilla loaned as a companion to Koko, the late gorilla famed for mastering sign language. With photos.

_ OHIO GOVERNOR-INAUGURATION: Ohio’s Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has set a schedule for events around his inauguration next month.

_ INMATE ESCAPE-OHIO: Authorities say an inmate at a community corrections center in Ohio’s Warren County has escaped from a vehicle that was transporting him back to the facility after hospital treatment in Middletown.

_ SPEEDING TEEN-OFFICER’S MESSAGE: A police officer in the Cleveland suburb of North Ridgeville posted a message on social media after ticketing an 18-year-old for driving 100 mph (161 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone.

_ BRIDGE COLLAPSE-MURAL: A mural has been painted on an Ohio River community’s floodwall in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in remembrance of a highway bridge collapse that killed 46 people.

_ OHIO FAMILY KILLED: Attorneys for a woman charged in the slayings of eight Ohio family members in Pike County have asked a judge to move the case to a different court because of extensive publicity.

_ VICE SQUAD INVESTIGATED: Police in Ohio’s capital city say some vice operations are resuming as an FBI task force continues its investigation of the unit.




CINCINNATI _ The Bengals’ defense was historically bad for the first three months of the season. It’s shown improvement in the last two games, though it’s too late to make much of a difference in the big picture. The overriding question is who will be the defensive coordinator next season. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.


_ BBO--NATIONALS-INDIANS TRADE: The Indians have acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from Washington to complete the trade that sent All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals.

_ FBN--T25-OHIO STATE-WEBER: Ohio State running back Mike Weber plans to declare for the NFL draft after the Rose Bowl.

_ BKC--T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL-NEVADA: Nevada has climbed one spot to No. 6 in the new Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll.


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