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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




WEST CHESTER — The stakes are high, even if attention and interest are low. Voters in six western Ohio counties will decide the successor in Congress to former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in a special election Tuesday. Boehner’s decision to step down last year left a rare open seat in Ohio, where districts are incumbent-friendly and, in this case, one held by the incumbent nearly 25 years. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 620 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Top state officials in Ohio are urging school superintendents to make resources for combatting drug abuse, addiction and overdose known to teachers, counselors and parents. SENT: 280 words.


DETROIT — Prosecutors charged a man Saturday with kidnapping in the case of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was found dead in a vacant lot this week after being abducted from a city street. Three other people have been arrested, including a 45-year-old Detroit man who is waiting to be extradited from Ohio. SENT: 350 words, photos.


LORAIN — Shedding light on the unique life of a lost loved one and providing comfort to those in mourning has become the specialty of a Lorain man who is referred to by those who know him as The Eulogy Maker. By Kelsey Leyva, The (Lorain) Morning Journal. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 550 words.


— BABY SITTER-MURDER CHARGE: A baby sitter accused of giving an 8-month-old boy a fatal dose of Benadryl has been given a $750,000 bond and told to have no contact with children and no unsupervised contact with her own children.

— POLICE CHASE-GUNFIRE: Columbus police say an officer exchanged gunfire with a fleeing suspect who was later caught.

— FORGOTTEN PRISONER: Akron police say an officer could face discipline after a woman says she was left in the back of a police van for two hours.

— UNIVERSITY OF AKRON-FINANCES: University of Akron officials are bracing for a $20 million drop in annual revenue next year because of declining enrollment.

— DEER-MOTORCYCLE FATALITY: Authorities say a 50-year-old man has died after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer and overturned in southeast Ohio.

— OBAMA COMMUTATIONS-OHIO: President Barack Obama’s latest round of commutations of prisoners serving time for drug offenses includes an Ohio man sentenced to life in federal prison for selling crack cocaine.

— SUMMER CONCERTS-ALCOHOL: Ohio liquor violation investigators are reminding summer concert goers not to violate state alcohol laws.


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.