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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been privately meeting with staff since ending his Republican presidential run and returning to work. The governor’s office has declined to discuss the specifics of Kasich’s daily schedule. Some things to know as Kasich transitions back to his day job. By Ann Sanner and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 700 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Still shaken by Donald Trump’s triumph, Republican and conservative foes of the billionaire can still cause headaches for the party’s presumptive presidential nominee at this summer’s GOP convention. But their options are shrinking by the day. By Alan Fram. SENT: 835 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill with an amendment that would override local ordinances attempting to regulate pet stores. SENT: 270 words.


TOLEDO — Bird-watching enthusiasts are descending on the western shores of Lake Erie this week to get a glimpse of rare birds during the spring migration. SENT: 250 words.


— MAN HANGS ONTO CAR-DEATH: Cleveland police say a woman crashed into a park bench, guardrail and fence, killing her boyfriend who had been hanging onto the car’s hood while the two were arguing.

— FATAL-TRIPLE SHOOTING: Police say one person is dead and two are hurt after a triple shooting in Ohio’s capital city.

— INTERSTATE 70 VAN SHOOTING: Police say an Ohio man was fatally shot when a fight broke out broke inside a van as it traveled along Interstate 70 in western Indiana.

— RAPE CRISIS CENTER-REPORTING: Ohio University’s decision to require all reports of sexual assault at its rape crisis center to be reported to law enforcement is raising concern from advocates, who say fear of police involvement could keep people from seeking help.

— EAST CLEVELAND-BANKRUPTCY: The city of East Cleveland has asked the state to approve a petition for municipal bankruptcy.

— OHIO CRASH-TEENS KILLED: Attorneys have dismissed a lawsuit over a northeast Ohio crash that killed five teenage boys but plan to refile the case within a year.

— CHARTER SCHOOLS-OHIO: The state’s auditor is hosting a two-day conference this summer for charter school leaders.

— VETERANS HALL OF FAME: Officials with the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame say it’s time to nominate veterans for the hall’s 2016 class.

— HONOR BELLS: A Cincinnati bell manufacturer is casting a bell designed to honor veterans who have died.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio are down slightly from a week ago.


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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.