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. John Seewer is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Some rules for Ohio voters are under legal scrutiny as the focus in the key swing state starts shifting toward fall. A look at voting-related issues pending before the courts. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 560 words, photos.



COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers will consider adding a new exception to the state’s indoor smoking ban in a proposal that would allow smoking at more private clubs. SENT: 340 words.


CANTON — An Ohio woman is headed to prison after admitting she impersonated a nurse when she wasn’t licensed, didn’t have a nursing degree, and hadn’t been hired. SENT: 300 words.


DAYTON — Rainey Cowgill is among more than a million Americans — including 40,000 Ohioans — caught in the federal government’s biggest traffic jam: the line of people appealing denied Social Security disability claims. The system is overwhelmed with cases that grow by the minute. By Chris Stewart. The Dayton Daily News. SENT: 2,500 words.


— SUSPECT OUT OF GAS: Police in Ohio say a suspect in a video game store theft ran out of gas soon afterward and then asked an officer for a ride.

— FIRE-HORSES KILLED: Investigators are looking into the cause of a barn fire that killed horses in southwestern Ohio.

— VOYEURISM LAW-COURT: An Ohio appeals court has overturned an attempted voyeurism conviction of a man accused of pointing a smart phone at a topless woman in a Middletown tanning salon as if to take a picture or video of her.

— RAPE DNA-OHIO: The Ohio Attorney General’s office says state law-enforcement agencies have until Wednesday to send in old rape test kits.

— SUV-BUS CRASH: Ohio authorities say a woman has died after her SUV crashed into a Central Ohio Transit Authority bus in Columbus that was stopped at a curb to pick up and drop off passengers.


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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.