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

January 21, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OHIO FIRST LADY-STOLE

COLUMBUS _ For members of Ohio’s large new first family, the stole worn by Father Tom Hagan throughout Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s inaugural weekend was a way to involve their beloved missing daughter and sister in the celebration. First lady Fran DeWine sewed the priest’s garment from pieces of fabric cut from her late daughter Becky’s dresses and other clothing items. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 560 words, photos.

PRISON WATCHDOG-OHIO

CLEVELAND _ The legislative watchdog evaluating Ohio’s prisons is so short-staffed that unpaid interns are working on inspections. Critics say that raises concerns about oversight of the state prison system, but the interim chairman of the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says its inspection reports are up to date despite the “troubling” staffing situation. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

WINTER WEATHER

UNDATED _ Bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern U.S. Monday with falling temperatures replacing the weekend’s falling snow. SENT: 475 words, photos.

With:

_ WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

BRIEFS:

_ FATAL PLANE CRASH-OHIO: Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a privately owned airfield in rural Wayne County.

_ PREMATURE HIPPO-2ND BIRTHDAY: Now a half ton of fun, the Cincinnati Zoo’s famed prematurely born hippo, Fiona, will soon turn 2 years old. With photo.

_ INTERNET CAFE-EMPLOYEES KILLED: Police say two employees at an internet cafe in Columbus were shot and killed during an apparent armed robbery.

_ HALL OF FAME-SENIOR CITIZENS: Ohio’s Department of Aging is seeking nominations for the statewide Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

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