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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Three years ago Sunday, Jim Obergefell asked his longtime partner to marry him, beginning a whirlwind of events that led to his name being at the top of the U.S. Supreme Court case that resulted exactly two years later in legalization of same-sex marriage across America. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 800 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — Organizers expect big crowds and authorities plan tight security for Cincinnati’s parade and festival events celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Organizers say the 49 slayings this month at an Orlando gay nightclub have raised interest in participation. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated.


HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Amish branched out last year with new settlements in Bolivia, Argentina and Canada as their numbers continued to grow and a high percentage of young people opted to remain within the religious community, which eschews many modern conveniences. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 540 words.


COLUMBUS — A new report from a national charter school advocacy group says Ohio residents should feel “outraged” by the low performance of several of the state’s internet charters. SENT: 280 words.


COLUMBUS — A former spokeswoman for DuPont’s Ohio River plant in West Virginia says she never knew of any concerns about a chemical dumped into the river when she was telling residents the water was safe to drink. SENT: 130 words, UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


DELAWARE — Tom Price sinks his bare hands into the dark pile as though it were a pool of spring water, drawing it upward to breathe its fragrance. Two years earlier, this sought-after mountain of compost would have been the stuff parents warned their kids not to step in. Today, it’s Zoo Brew. And, Price pointed out, as with fine wine and prized cured meats, the aging process is critical. By Dean Narciso. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 630 words.


— ZOO-BEAR CUB ESCAPE: Zoo officials in Ohio say a black bear cub briefly escaped its enclosure before being corralled and sedated.

— POLICE-GUN STRUGGLE: Court documents say a man charged in the killing of a 17-year-old struck a Cincinnati police officer in the face after trying to take the officer’s gun from his holster.

— OHIO TURNPIKE REOPENS: The Ohio Turnpike is open again in both directions after a fiery crash west of Toledo killed a truck driver Thursday night.

— LGBT RIGHTS-OHIO: Several Democratic state lawmakers plan to host forums around Ohio this summer highlighting three bills addressing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.

— KOREA VETERANS MEMORIAL: Veterans of the Korean War are gathering for an annual memorial ceremony in southwest Ohio.

— FAIRBANKS SHOOTING ARREST: A man suspected of fatally shooting another man outside a Fairbanks bar last year has been arrested in Ohio.

— TEACHER LICENSE-VETERANS: The Ohio Department of Education has eliminated fees for teaching licenses for military veterans and for active-duty service members and their spouses.

— ADULT GUARDIANS-TRAINING: Nearly 11,000 people have taken a six-hour Ohio Supreme Court course on the fundamentals of being an adult guardian in its first year.

— TEEN SHOT TO DEATH: Police say a 16-year-old boy has been shot to death in Ohio’s capital city.


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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.