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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — A judge begins questioning potential jurors for the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. By Janice Morse. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.




TOLEDO — While Lake Erie didn’t see a massive algae bloom this summer after a dry spring and early summer, there still was a surprising amount of the thick, paint-like scum in parts of the lake. Researchers are looking into why the algae continue to flourish. By John Seewer. SENT: 415 words, photo.


ASHLAND — The trial of a man linked to the killings of at least four women in Ohio has been scheduled for next year. SENT: 130 words, photo.



CHICAGO — One way or another, there will be a championship celebration in Cleveland. Still to be determined? Whether the Indians or Cubs will be popping the champagne. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 820 words, photos. Moving on sports wires.


—BBO–WORLD SERIES-CUBS FANS: One thing that isn’t dead on Halloween is Chicago Cubs’ fans hope that the team can still win it all. SENT: 130 words.


— POLICE CHASE-CRASH: The State Highway Patrol says a driver was hurt during a Cleveland-area police chase when his car struck two utility poles and a tree and split in half.

— TWO DEAD-SHOOTINGS: Police identify two people who were fatally shot at a home in Ohio’s capital over the weekend.

— FIRED TROOPER CHARGED: A former Ohio trooper accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague has been indicted on two counts of rape in Lucas County.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-MANURE DUMPED: A 47-year-old Ohio man accused of dumping manure dump at his county’s Democratic Party headquarters has been arrested.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio are below the current national average and below the state’s average price reported a month ago.

— EXOTIC ANIMALS-CRACKDOWN: A football team that had a live tiger cub mascot on the sidelines for decades before Ohio cracked down on exotic animal ownership will have to wait to repeat the tradition.

— BRIDGE CRASH-EAGLE TOPPLED: Police say a driver crashed into a 122-year-old bridge in a Cincinnati park, toppling one of four stone eagles that were once part of the city’s Chamber of Commerce building before it burned down in 1911.

— PLASTICS COMPANY: A Winchester, Ohio-based automotive and medical industry supplier is setting up shop in Maysville, Kentucky, with plans to hire more than 150 workers.



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.