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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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CINCINNATI — An Ohio prosecutor says he will again seek a murder conviction against a white former University of Cincinnati police officer after a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict in the fatal shooting of a black man during a traffic stop, and wants to move the trial to find jurors who won’t be afraid or feeling community pressure.

By Dan Sewell. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.




FREMONT — A suspended Ohio sheriff has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs and other drug-related charges. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. Pursing photos.


DAYTON — A member of the State Board of Education resigns because he’s leaving Ohio and uses his departure to voice concerns about problems that he says will continue to plague the state’s schools. SENT: 220 words.


HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Federal prosecutors accuse an Akron, Ohio, man of distributing an elephant sedative to people, which they say resulted in about two dozen overdoses in a West Virginia city. SENT: 200 words.


— CARGO PILOT STRIKE: ABOUT 250 pilots for a cargo airline have gone on strike in Ohio, grounding dozens of flights and potentially delaying shipping as the holiday shopping season swings into high gear.

— SLAIN CYCLIST: A new search near the Ohio cornfield where a slain University of Toledo student was found has turned up no more evidence.

— FENTANYL-LOOKALIKE PILLS: A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after authorities searching his car and apartment seized more than 900 fentanyl pills made to look like tablets of a less-potent opiate.

— IMMIGRANT-DEPORTATION WARNING: An immigrant charged with stealing an $80 battery charger can withdraw his admission of guilt because the trial court didn’t warn him that it could lead to deportation, the Ohio Supreme Court says.

— POLICE LAWSUIT: An Ohio couple sues police after officers raided their home only to say later that they had the wrong suspect.

— WIFE’S SLAYING-INMATE DIES: A man imprisoned for killing his wife and encasing her body in concrete at the Dayton newspaper building where he supervised maintenance has died nearly three decades later.

— ABORTION CLINIC-DAYTON: Ohio abortion opponents want the state medical board to re-open its investigation into the case of a woman who the state found had her pregnancy ended without proper consent.

— RETIRING WEATHER FORECASTER: Longtime Cleveland television weather forecaster Dick Goddard is wrapping up a 55-year career.

— FATAL ROBBERY-CLEVELAND: Police say a 42-year-old convenience store employee died after he was shot in the head during an armed robbery in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

— CROWD CONTROL DEVICE: Columbus police use a $40,000 Homeland Security grant to purchase high-tech audio equipment that will help control rowdy crowds.

— CINCINNATI SHOOTING: Police say an Ohio man who was shot by an unknown assailant in Cincinnati’s Roselawn section was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.


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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.