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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




UNDATED — Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio — along with many other states — for firefighters or paramedics to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats rescued from house fires, car accidents or other crisis situations. Only licensed veterinarians could do that. The legislation passed recently makes Ohio one of the first states to protect first responders who administer lifesaving aid to pets, companion animals or police dogs in crisis. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 570 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — “The American Dream” will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Two artists from Brooklyn are installing massive ice sculptures of the words “The American Dream” in Cleveland and Philadelphia during those cities’ conventions. By Kristin De Groot. SENT: 500 words.


SPRINGFIELD — An Ohio school district is nearing completion on its newly renovated John Legend Theater, and officials are trying to determine how it will be shared with the community. SENT: 260 words.


TOLEDO — They had dug and sifted through earth for four weeks, with two more to go, but they did not complain. “I love every second of it,” said Michael Campbell, 34, of Toledo, a recent University of Toledo graduate on his first archaeological dig. “This is something I wanted to do since I was a little boy in the early 1980s.” By Mike Sigov. The Blade. SENT: 500 words.


— SOCCER PLAYER DROWNS: Ohio State’s men’s soccer coach says one of his players drowned while swimming with some of his teammates at a lake outside Columbus.

— OHIO GOVERNOR-EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed executive orders to help low-income families, fund after-school programs and expand access to addiction treatment.

— OLDER LEARNERS-RESEARCH GRANT: The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.4 million research grant to a university’s gerontology center in southwestern Ohio.

— CLEVELAND-PUBLIC SQUARE: Cleveland’s renovated Public Square is almost ready for its debut.

— AIRPORT PARKING: Columbus’ airport is planning to add more parking as passenger numbers are at near-record levels.


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.