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

December 22, 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. Julie Carr Smyth 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE-SIGN LANGUAGE-THEATER

COLUMBUS _ It’s safe to say that most American Sign Language interpreters probably don’t do a lot of twerking while translating a live theatrical production for deaf audience members. Yet there was Lindsey Longbrake — hands on the ground, posterior in the air — backing it up on the Shadowbox Live stage on a recent Friday night. What better way to interpret a skit in which Kim Kardashian dances on hubby Kanye West? By Eric Lagatta, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 950 words. Photos requested.

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ELECTION 2020-BROWN’S BARBER

GARFIELD HEIGHTS _ An Ohio barber said he has a policy of not talking politics in his shop — but maintains the new haircut he gave to client and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown made him look “more like a candidate for president.” SENT: 250 words.

BRIEFS:

_ HOUSE FIRE-5 CHILDREN KILLED: Firefighters and family members are among those gathered for the funeral services for five children killed in a fire at their Ohio home. AP Photos PAPIT601-1215182217, PAPIT600-1215182220, PAPIT101-1210181526.

_ XGR--BODY FOUND-MISSING STUDENT: Criminal sentencing law changes named for a slain Ohio State University student have been signed into law in Ohio.

_ UNIVERSITY FOUNDER-LEGACY PROBE: The University of Cincinnati says it will create a commission to examine the legacy of its slave-owning founder who asked that the school only admit white people.

_ FATAL CRASH: A Columbus man is dead after a crash involving another car and a semi-tractor trailer.

_ SAFE DRIVING-HOLIDAY: Ohio’s State Highway Patrol says its enforcement efforts this holiday season will focus on removing impaired drivers from the roads to reduce fatal and injury crashes.

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SPORTS:

HKN--JACKETS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Philadelphia Flyers. UPCOMING. Game start 1 p.m.

BKC--SOUTH CAROLINA-CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI _ Cincinnati (10-2) tries to build upon its 29-point win over UCLA when it faces South Carolina State (2-12). By Joe Kay. UPCOMING. Tip-off 2 p.m.

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