AP-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 Ann Sanner. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children surrendered Friday in Pennsylvania, where they were arraigned. The suspected predator killed himself after Youngstown, Ohio, church officials announced settlements involving students who accused him of molesting them. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 620 words, photos, video.



CINCINNATI — A man charged with possessing the weapon used in multiple shootings at Cincinnati’s largest building last year is in prison on weapons convictions in another shooting, police say. By Lisa Cornwell. SEN T: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


CLEVELAND — An analysis finds black voters played a large role in defeating an Ohio prosecutor criticized by members of the black community for his handling of an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland officer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 325 words, photos by 3 p.m.


FRANKLIN — A woman accused of putting her 4-year-old stepson’s legs in scalding water as punishment the night before he was found unresponsive is set for an initial court appearance on a child endangering charge as Ohio police investigate his death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from noon hearing.


— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY-FACEBOOK POST: An emergency medical services supervisor has been fired for a Facebook post saying he was glad a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland officer was dead.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: Ohio’s unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in February was unchanged from January as the number of unemployed workers and Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment both increased.

— PRINCIPAL DRAGS STUDENT: A northeast Ohio school district is paying $27,500 as part of a settlement to the family of a special needs student who was dragged down a hallway and kicked into an office by a principal.

— TIGER CUBS-COLUMBUS ZOO: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is now home to three more big cats.

— GOP 2016-KASICH: Republican John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is in Utah as he continues to cite his strong showing in Ohio’s primary as proof his presidential campaign is strong.


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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.