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. Julie Carr Smyth is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — The ashes of Alan Freed, a seminal figure in the history of modern music, have found a permanent home in Cleveland, where Freed coined the term rock ‘n’ roll and organized what is considered the genre’s first concert more than 60 years ago. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 645 words, photos planned.


COLUMBUS — Professional miniature-golf player Matt Male has already heard all the wisecracks about the windmills, pirate ships and waterfall hazards. So just save it. Male knows the jesting comes with the territory, and he’s a pretty good sport about it. Earning esteem — and money — as an elite player in a sport many people don’t regard as a real sport isn’t an easy thing. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 795 words, AP Photos RPMS201-205.



COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers are debating whether to reduce property taxes for farmers, a move critics say would raise taxes for rural homeowners and potentially cause school districts to lose state funding. SENT: 325 words.


HAMILTON — A southwest Ohio city expects to produce nearly half its energy this year using hydroelectricity, now that a $685 million hydroelectric plant about 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati has become fully operational. SENT: 230 words.


COLUMBUS — Two years ago, area planners estimated that central Ohio’s population would grow by 500,000 people between 2010 and 2050. Now, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission says the seven-county region could grow by 1 million. By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 555 words.


— CEDAR POINT-COASTER: The “roller coaster capital of the world” is showing off its newest addition this weekend. With AP Photo NY111.

— DOG KILLS BABY: Authorities say the step-grandmother of an infant killed in a 2014 dog attack has been found guilty in the boy’s death.

— WHIRLPOOL EXPANSION: Whirlpool Corp. is finishing off one plant expansion in Ohio and starting another.

— SCHOOL THREATS-ARRESTS: Authorities in a southwest Ohio county say they have arrested another juvenile after threats prompted a Waynesville school to be evacuated.

— BONES FOUND: Authorities in northeast Ohio have identified human bones found last month as those of a missing man.


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.