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. Julie Carr Smyth is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers could more easily do away with state agencies under a bill that recently passed the state Senate. The proposal would affect departments charged with paving roads, monitoring clean water, regulating dangerous wild animals and funding schools. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 480 words, AP Photos OHPX201-202.


CLEVELAND — A steel distributor in Cleveland will suffer catastrophic harm if a federal judge doesn’t immediately order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cuyahoga River shipping channel, the company’s lawyers said in a 17-page motion in federal court. SENT: 380 words.


COLUMBUS — Changing Port Columbus’ name to John Glenn Columbus International Airport will cost an estimated $775,000 in new signs, according to a newly released study. SENT: 250 words, AP photo planned.


COLUMBUS — When Donald Trump praised “stop-and-frisk” practices recently in Cleveland Heights, he was speaking a few miles down the road from the spot where the controversial police action has its legal roots. The Terry v. Ohio case originated in Cleveland — at the intersection of Huron Road and Euclid Avenue — and went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Louis Stokes represented the defendants. The court’s 1968 ruling held that police can stop a person if they have reasonable suspicion that the person has committed a crime or is about to commit a crime. By Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com. SENT: 1,050 words.

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— ZOO-GORILLA BIRTH: The longest-living gorilla on record has another great-grandbaby. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a baby western lowland gorilla named JJ was born there Wednesday. AP photo requested.

— SUSPICIOUS CLOWNS-OHIO: The growing rash of reported threats involving clowns has law enforcement agencies across Ohio working to identify legitimate threats while warning hoaxes are no laughing matter.

— ATTACK PLOT-GOVERNMENT: A new sentencing date has been set for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station.

— MEDICAID-ASSISTED LIVING-COURT: A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that sought retroactive payment for assisted-living services for people on Medicaid.

— HAYES MUSEUM EXHIBIT: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums center in northern Ohio is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a new exhibit. The exhibit opens this weekend at the center in Fremont.

— DEATH IN CUSTODY: A judge in Ohio says a medical examiner’s report shouldn’t be considered in the investigation of the death of a woman who collapsed after struggling with Cleveland police officers during a mental health crisis.

— OHIO STATE FUNDRAISING: A fundraising campaign at Ohio State University has ended with a tally of more than $3 billion.



AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 8 Ohio general election on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-OH-OHIO General Election Testing/AP-OH-OHIO General Election Testing.


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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.