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 one the desk, followed by John Seewer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women deserves an open court hearing to challenge the admissibility of his hourslong police interrogation, his attorney tells the state’s highest court. By Andrew Welsh Huggins. SENT: 620 words, photos.





CINCINNATI — A Maryland slaying suspect wounded by police in Ohio is heard in body camera video shouting at the officer to kill him while the officer repeatedly tells him to drop his knife. A prosecutor announced that the officer will not be charged. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. Pursuing video, photos.


HAMILTON — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting and wounding two students in an Ohio school cafeteria is set for a pretrial hearing on charges including attempted murder. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after hearing set for 2 p.m. Developed on merits. Pursuing AP photos.


COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is set to deliver the annual State of the State address Wednesday in historic Marietta in southeast Ohio. A look at some things to know as Kasich, who’s also a Republican presidential candidate, returns to the swing state to deliver the speech. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 600 words, photos.


ROME — A 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight may get her wish to see Pope Francis. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: will be updated.


TIFFIN — A small university hires Ohio State University’s former marching band director who was fired after an investigation into what the university said was a “sexualized culture” within the famed band. SENT: 250 words. Pursuing AP photos.


— LONE CHEETAH CUB: A lone Oregon cheetah cub has found a new family at an Ohio zoo. AP Video.

— MINISTER-TAX SCAM: A federal court jury in Cleveland has convicted a traveling minister from Arkansas in a tax refund scam that prosecutors say totaled nearly $5 million.

— MISSING TODDLER FOUND: Police say a toddler in a car that the boy’s father said was stolen at gunpoint has been found safe in southwestern Ohio.

— PILL PEDDLING-DOCTOR SENTENCED: A 57-year-old doctor is heading to prison after prosecutors say he peddled thousands of prescriptions from a northeast Ohio clinic.

— ZOO-GIRAFFE DEATH: A female giraffe that suffered a broken leg at the Toledo Zoo has been euthanized.


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.