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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator plans to discuss efforts to increase health and safety for workers during a Cincinnati event. SENT: 130 words. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 130-word update afte visit scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., then 300 words, photos by 5 p.m.



HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Mourners are set to gather north of Birmingham, Alabama, to remember Eternal Word Television Network founder Mother Mary Angelica, was born in Canton, Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: update from service scheduled to begin at noon, photos.


NEW YORK — Before becoming one of the great wits of the 20th century, James Thurber was a teenager hooked on Westerns. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 470 words, AP Photos.


— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: An annual report on capital punishment in Ohio says one person was condemned to die last year.

—WORKERS COMP-CHIEF RESIGNS: The head of the state’s insurance fund for injured workers is stepping down from his job this month.

— TROOPER STALKING CASE: An Ohio post commander accused of having an affair with a subordinate’s wife last year and stalking her after she ended it has been fired from the State Highway Patrol.

— TODDLER KILLED AFTER VISIT: A judge has ruled a man accused in the beating death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek incompetent to stand trial

— BODY FOUND-SCIOTO RIVER: A coroner says a man whose body was found in a central Ohio river was probably dead before he went into the water.

— OLD RAPE-NEW DNA EVIDENCE: A man has been indicted in a 1997 rape at a central Ohio park after new testing on old evidence helped identify him through DNA.

— TEENS SHOT-BIRTHDAY: Cincinnati police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in a shooting a year ago that killed a 17-year-old girl and hurt two other teens when a fight broke out during a birthday party.

— DRUGS AND GUNS-EX-FUGITIVE: Federal prosecutors say an ex-fugitive arrested in connection with a racketeering case has pleaded guilty to several charges in Ohio.


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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.