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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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WASHINGTON — Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman announces another endorsement from a labor union that had previously backed his Democratic opponent, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. It’s the latest in a string of developments that has Republicans increasingly optimistic about keeping the crucial swing state in their column in November as they battle to retain Senate control. By Erica Werner. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — A former Cleveland Browns wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing over $100,000 from two charities to finance gambling debts and personal expenses has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2:30 p.m. Pursuing AP photos.


DELTA — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says no human remains have been found on the northwest Ohio property that belongs to a man charged with aggravated murder in the slaying of 20-year-old college student was last seen riding a bike along a rural country road. UPCOMING: 130 words followed by 300 words by 4 p.m. Pursuing AP photos.


HAMILTON — Two Ohio students accused of failing to report that a classmate brought a loaded gun to school before he opened fire in the cafeteria have entered pleas in juvenile court. SENT: 290 words.


— PRIMARY CARE: The state says it’s moving ahead with plans to reward medical practitioners in Ohio who do more to keep patients healthy while holding down costs.

— POLICE OFFICER SHOT: An Indianapolis police officer arrested in Ohio after he allegedly shot a fellow officer is back in Indiana, where he faces an attempted murder charge.

— KROGER-SALES TAX MISTAKE: Cincinnati-based Kroger says three of its grocery stores outside of Charleston’s city limits have been mistakenly charging customers a 1 percent city sales tax.

— LAKE IMPROVEMENT GRANTS: Indiana has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants for improvements to lakes and streams, including efforts to stem the flow of damaging nutrients into Lake Erie and Lake Michigan.

— CEDAR POINT-WATER MAIN BREAK: An official in a northern Ohio city is promising that the city will fix the infrastructure problems that forced Cedar Point to close for a second time in two years.

— BODY CAMERAS-OHIO: Thirty police officers in Ohio’s capital city are wearing body cameras as part of a 10-day test to review the equipment.

— CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES-TREATMENT: The state is launching a pilot program to help central Ohio families whose kids have developmental disabilities that require costly residential treatment.


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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.