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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




CINCINNATI — A homeless advocacy organization and a Black Lives Matter group are challenging the fatal Cincinnati police shooting of a 25-year-old man with a history of mental illness. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 330 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich orders creation of a single-call notification system for oil-and-gas emergencies and authorized two state departments to start setting it up. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2:30 p.m.


MASSILLON — The four teens who hurled a 5-pound rock from a Pennsylvania overpass onto a family’s car, severely injuring an Ohio schoolteacher, bear responsibility for the suicide of her husband two years later, a prosecutor said. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 260 words by 4 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A lawyer is challenging Ohio’s ban on attorneys soliciting injured workers who file worker’s compensation claims with the state. SENT: 290 words.


— CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: Civil rights officials say proposed changes to Cleveland’s Civilian Police Review Board don’t give members enough power or autonomy to ensure the accountability required in a police-reform agreement.

— ARMED MAN SHOT: An Ohio sheriff says a man called a crisis line for help in the middle of the night and was fatally shot after confronting responding deputies with a rifle.

— VAN CRASH-TEENS: Authorities in Ohio say a driver was trying to switch seats with a passenger when their van crashed and rolled over, injuring 10 teens from Michigan.

— FBC–OHIO STATE-DUNN: A former Ohio State University running back has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault.

— SUICIDE AFTER SHOOTINGS: Authorities in northeast Ohio say a man fatally shot his girlfriend, then wounded a man and woman at a different location before a police pursuit that ended with the suspect fatally shooting himself in the head.

— INFANT’S BODY-LAWSUIT: A northeast Ohio hospital has settled a lawsuit over alleged negligence that indicated the remains of an infant that died before birth were disposed of without the mother’s consent.

— PRISON SYSTEM-NATIONAL HONOR: Ohio’s prison system has received a first-ever award created by a corrections group to recognize departments that strive to meet national standards.

— RESTAURANT CAMERAS-VOYEURISM: A maintenance worker suspected of installing video recording equipment in female residents’ bathrooms at a southwest Ohio apartment complex has been charged with voyeurism and burglary.

— OHIO STATE FAIR-ATTENDANCE: Organizers say an estimated 921,000 people went to this year’s Ohio State Fair, putting the attendance total short of the record crowd from last summer.

— TRAIN DERAILMENT: Authorities are investigating the cause of a CSX train derailment in southeastern Virginia.

— NEWPORT SKYWHEEL: Officials have raised safety concerns over plans to build a 235-foot Ferris wheel along Newport’s riverfront along the Ohio River.


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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.