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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — The end of Gov. John Kasich’s presidential candidates doesn’t end possibilities for an Ohioan — or two — to be on this year’s presidential ballot. Kasich, Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown are all getting some “Veepstakes” buzz. By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos planned.



CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is opening up about attempted suicides in his past, seeking to remove stigma about discussing mental health issues. SENT: 270 words. AP Photo planned.


DALLAS — Police in Texas who have expressed concern about the state’s loosening gun laws are now objecting to imitation weapons like BB guns because criminals in many cases appear to prefer them. Also, as has happened in Ohio, police have fired at people because they believed they were holding real weapons. By David Warren. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.



COLUMBUS —State officials are questioning the amount of learning time received by students at Ohio’s largest online school as they prepare to release findings of an updated attendance audit next month. SENT: 460 words.


CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.7 million grant to a company doing engineering work on a proposed wind turbine project in Lake Erie. SENT: 270 words.


DAYTON, Ohio — A solar-powered airplane touched down in the hometown of the Wright Brothers aviation pioneers. SENT: 460 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS —Paul Crumrine can sometimes catch a quick glimpse of one of his new furry neighbors as the sun starts to set.

The local red foxes don’t seem too shy about letting their presence be known in this Westerville neighborhood. Crumrine saw one fox playing with a neighbor’s dog. By Michael Huson. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 420 words.



__ CONVENTION-ECONOMIC IMPACT: Cleveland State University is conducting a study of the economic impact of this summer’s Republican National Convention.

— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION: Motorists who travel on northbound Interstate 75 in northwest Ohio are facing a summer of detours.

__ FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY-COMMENCEMENT: A central Ohio college that helps working adults earn degrees has commencement ceremonies.

__ OHIO GOVERNOR-FORMER ADVISER: A long-time senior adviser to Republican Gov. John Kasich has landed a job in the private sector.

__ AME CHURCH-CONVENTION: Tourism and convention officials in the Cincinnati region are celebrating the decision of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to bring its 2024 general conference to the city.


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.