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

January 1, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

COAL DOWNTURN

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Both environmental groups and coal lobbyists said they are concerned that a raid on a coal-mining reclamation fund in Ohio alongside the nationwide downturn in coal mining could leave taxpayers on the hook for millions needed to clean up abandoned mines. SENT: 275 words.

EXCHANGE-RECOVERY ON THE FARM

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio _ Jacque Jones watched as an autumn breeze sent dozens of leaves to land between rows of red peppers and eggplants. Chickens clucked at her feet. “My life couldn’t be much better,” Jones said. By Robin Goist and David Petkiewicz, Cleveland.com. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,090 words.

AP Photos.

EXCHANGE-OLDER HELP

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Gone are John Fuller’s days of paying his neighbors for rides to Kroger. The 84-year-old Fuller now gets rides to the grocery store from At Home by High, a membership network for older adults in the Short North and surrounding neighborhoods aimed at helping them remain in their homes and neighborhoods as they age. By Kevin Stankiewicz, the Columbus Dispatch. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 770 words.

BRIEFS:

_ CAR ON CURB-CHILD KILLED: Police say a 2-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in a Cincinnati hit-and-run accident when a car struck the child’s stroller on a sidewalk.

_ SHOOTING KILLS 3-CLEVELAND: Cleveland police are investigating a New Year’s Eve shooting that killed three men and injured another man and a woman.

_ SHOES FOR KILLER: Lawyers are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of arguments by a death row inmate who wanted his court-ordered payments adjusted.

_ HOME VANDALIZED-SWASTIKAS: A man accused of spray painting swastikas and the phrase “white power” on a biracial couple’s Cincinnati home has agreed to plead guilty to a federal hate crime charge.

_ LEGISLATIVE PAY RAISES: Two Ohio lawmakers say they’ll give away their pay increases enacted under legislation they supported that also increased death benefits for survivors of fallen emergency responders.

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SPORTS:

FBC-ROSE BOWL

PASEDENA, California _ Ohio State faces Washington in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl. By Greg Beacham. Game time 5 p.m. EDT. AP Photos.

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ROSE PARADE: The Rose Parade is underway in Southern California.

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