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

January 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LANDLORD RETALIATION

COLUMBUS _ Officials in Columbus strengthened a city law protecting tenants to prevent landlords from evicting renters for complaining about housing issues. SENT: 280 words.

EXCHANGE-BAND DIRECTOR-GRAMMY NOMINEE

DUBLIN, Ohio _ As a Grammy nominee, Jeremy Bradstreet is stopped and greeted with congratulations most everywhere he goes. But if the Dublin resident takes home the award in early February, it won’t be for producing a radio hit or top-selling album. The award will recognize his lasting impact as Dublin Coffman High School’s band director for the past 14 years. By Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 630 words, photos upcoming.

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BRIEFS:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-COURTS: A federal judge in Ohio has ordered all civil cases in her district that involve the federal government put on hold because of the partial government shutdown.

_ EX-GIRLFRIEND KILLED: Authorities in Florida have charged a man with killing his ex-girlfriend after she moved to Ohio to get away from him.

_ OHIO CRIME BUREAU-DIRECTOR: Ohio’s next attorney general has appointed a law enforcement veteran as his director of the state’s criminal investigation bureau.

_ OFFICER STRUCK: A Colerain police officer is in serious condition after being struck by a pickup truck.

_ CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS-VIOLATIONS: The Securities and Exchange Commission is fining a Cleveland investment firm $100,000 over recent campaign contributions that federal officials say violated pay-to-play rules.

_ HOMELESS CAMP-AKRON: Homeless individuals are clearing out of a tent city after an Ohio city council voted last September to close the encampment.

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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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