BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

Hello! 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, followed by Kantele Franko. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




MARYSVILLE — The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April — the first time in the car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside of Japan. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photos.



AKRON — Two Ohio girls and their mother were dead before a house explosion and fire that also killed their father, authorities say. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


EUCLID — Police say they have finally cracked the case of who egged a Cleveland-area home more than 100 times over a year. SENT: 300 words.


HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children in Pennsylvania have been removed from their religious assignments in Florida and Minnesota. SENT: 500 words, photo.


— BASKETBALL DUNK-TEEN DEATH: A 16-year-old Ohio boy has died nearly three weeks after he was injured while trying to dunk a basketball during a pickup game.

— DRUG TRAFICKING RING-OHIO: FBI officials say they have arrested 10 suspects in a Mexican drug trafficking ring that has been distributing crystal methamphetamine throughout northeast Ohio.

— EMPLOYEE DEFINITION-COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the definition of employee under state law in a dispute in which two advertising sales reps sued after they were paid amounts below the minimum wage.

— PARKING LOT SHOOTING: The young man accused in a central Ohio shooting that killed a 7-year-old boy and injured two more children is being held on $2 million bond.

— SPRING BREAK SAFETY: Officials hope to keep 50,000 Columbus grade-school students safe during spring break by expanding recreation center hours and offering programs.

— MAYORS’ BASKETBALL WAGER: The mayor is so confident that two Lima high schools will win Ohio boys basketball championships that he’s making a friendly wager with two counterparts supporting the Lima teams’ opponents.

— RANCHING STANDOFF: Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy wants to ask a federal judge on Thursday to release him from jail pending trial on charges stemming from an armed standoff against federal agents two years ago.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.