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. Ann Sanner is on the desk. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Eight political professionals from what’s described as “the Ohio of India” are working at campaign offices in the American bellwether state of the same name as part of a one-of-its-kind international fellowship program. Groups from Liberia and Brazil arrive later this month. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photos.


DAYTON — An initiative led by a southwest Ohio military base will test technologies like directed energy and hypersonics to determine if the weapons can be fielded on future battlefields. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Execution Office has a staff of 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton and will report its findings to the top Air Force general and secretary of the Air Force. SENT: 240 words.


CINCINNATI — Two brothers who own Shake It Records in Cincinnati’s Northside section acquired more than 20,000 records owned by a renowned collector from Cambridge, Massachusetts who died last spring. The collection focuses on R&B and blues artists from the late 1920s to 1965. By Bill Thompson, The Cincinnati Enquirer. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,330 words, pursing photos.


— GIFFORDS-GUN LAWS TOUR: Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is bringing her bus tour backing gun safety legislation to Ohio this weekend.

— GRAIN COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: An Ohio-based grain shipping and storage company has a new headquarters in Ohio.

— CRIME VICTIM SERVICES-OHIO: Ohio’s attorney general says $79.5 million in grants will be awarded to more than 350 crime victim service providers across the state.

— SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL: A festival featuring dishes made with fermented cabbage returns this weekend to southwest Ohio.



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.


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.