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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Cleveland managed to avoid the kind of violent confrontations between police and protesters seen in Missouri and Baltimore after police killed black residents, but will it be able to keep the peace when officers and activists flood downtown for the Republican National Convention? By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 830 words.


WESTERVILLE — For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he’ll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet Emery, a 52-year-old from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, can’t commit to voting for her party’s presumptive presidential nominee. By Bill Barrow and Julie Pace. SENT: 1,200 words.


TULSA, Okla. — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport early Saturday with a destination of Dayton International Airport in Ohio. The flight was expected to take about 18 hours. SENT 350 words, will be updated. Timing of arrival uncertain.


COLUMBUS — Grahm Jones had already photographed lions, zebras and gazelles on a recent weekday morning when he went nose-to-lens with a giraffe. Standing in the back of a Land Rover in the Heart of Africa area, the official photographer of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium clicked away as the inquisitive giraffe sniffed around for a few minutes before ambling off across the savanna. By Ken Gordon. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 770 words.



— OHIO SHOOTINGS: Authorities investigating the killings of eight relatives in rural southern Ohio say they’ve received over 550 tips over the last month.

— POLICE SHOOTING-HOMICIDE: Prosecutors in Ohio have cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a 76-year-old man who was holding a loaded a handgun and had just shot his son.

— CRASH-OFFICER KILLED: Witnesses are telling investigators that a suburban Columbus police officer killed in a motorcycle crash lost control of his motorcycle and fell to his death from an overpass.

— GOP CONVENTION CLEANUP: Officials in Cleveland are looking for volunteers to spruce up the city before the Republican National Convention rolls into town in mid-July.

— INTERSTATE CRASH-OHIO: Police say a tractor trailer has crashed head-on with a vehicle that was traveling the wrong direction on an Ohio interstate, leaving one person dead and another critically injured.

— UNIVERSITY OF AKRON-NAME: The University of Akron’s experiment to rebrand itself “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” turned out to be a dud.

— GRADUATIONS-ALCOHOL: Ohio liquor violation investigators are reminding high school graduates and their families not to violate state alcohol laws during graduation party season.


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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.