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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — With Donald Trump pushing toward an outright majority of delegates, Ohio’s delegates assess their plan to lift Gov. John Kasich to nomination in an open convention in his home state this summer. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 500 words. With AP Photos.

OHIO SHOOTINGS — Clutching lighted candles and launching balloons, hundreds of people came together to recall eight people killed in a shooting massacre in rural Ohio. SENT: 280 words. May be updated.



SANDSUKY — Officials at Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park have broken ground on a $23.5 million youth-sports complex. SENT: 250 words.


CLEVELAND — Ohio transportation officials are asking the federal government to adjust rules used to award highway design and construction contracts in hopes that it will give more work to minority-owned companies. SENT: 320 words.


DAYTON — When residents of the Ome Garden neighborhood got word of plans for moving recovering drug addicts into a vacant house, they didn’t like what they were hearing. A meeting of the residents brokered by Harrison Twp. officials became so contentious one of the participants had to be escorted out. By Chris Stewart. Dayton Daily News. SENT: 1,900 words.


FUNERAL HOME WASTE FOUND: Authorities say biohazard bags containing trash and apparent dried blood from a closed funeral home were found last fall at a cemetery in northwestern Ohio.

CORVETTE SHOOTING: Police in Columbus are investigating after they say two men were shot during a scuffle over a Corvette.

ZOO-LEOPARD CUBS: The Akron Zoo in northeast Ohio is asking people to send in potential names for three snow leopards born in March.

FREE FISHING-OHIO: The state is offering Ohioans the chance to fish for free on public waters that include Lake Erie and the Ohio River.


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.