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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Ann Sanner. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Bond is set at $2 million for a man accused of killing his 4-month-old daughter who was found dead along a riverbank in southwestern Ohio after authorities said he led them to the body. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2:30 p.m. Pursuing AP photos.


COLUMBUS — The state’s tax commissioner is making the rounds at the Ohio State Fair — participating in magic tricks, sawing logs and singing “Taxman” — to get people to enter a drawing to sit down with him. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by 5 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as it worked on slashing costs and pruning its product lineup to offset slower growth. SENT: 450 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — A federal judge is weighing whether to continue blocking an Ohio law that diverts public money from Planned Parenthood. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after court hearing. Developed on merits.


— SLAYING-ABDUCTION: The trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and fatally shooting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky along a southwest Ohio highway has been delayed.

— OHIO OFFICER SHOT: The attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman is seeking to move the trial, citing “extensive” publicity in the potential death penalty case.

— KANSAS STATE-FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER: The man accused of fatally shooting a former Kansas State University football player outside a Cleveland nightclub has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

— SCIOTO RIVER-DROWNING: A man has drowned after authorities say he tried to swim in the Scioto River in central Ohio.

— PERRY MEMORIAL-LIGHTNING: A lightning strike has closed the observation deck at the top of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in Lake Erie.

— OHIO ELECTIONS-LIBERTARIAN: Ohio Libertarians are turning to the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running dispute over the party’s access to the ballot.

— SPECIAL ELECTION-OHIO: Columbus would shift from a council of seven at-large representatives to a mixed system that includes council members elected by district under an issue that’s before some voters in Ohio’s special elections.

— FBI OFFICE-TRUCK CRASH: A man accused of ramming his dump truck through the security gate at the FBI building in Pittsburgh won’t appear in state court until later this month.

— POLICE OFFICER SHOT: An Indianapolis police officer arrested in Ohio after he allegedly shot a fellow officer will be returned to Indiana to face an attempted murder charge.


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.