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. Dan Sewell is on the desk until 5 p.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Federal authorities say a suburban Cincinnati man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol during the president’s state of the union address kept trying from behind bars to incite others to violence in support of the Islamic State group. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 630 words. AP photo.


The national U.S. Air Force museum plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ stunning attack on Japan with the only one of the 80 airmen who’s still alive. SENT: 280 words. With AP Photos.



COLUMBUS — An appeal by Ohio’s largest online charter school of a ruling that allows the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding has been dismissed. SENT: 290 words.


CLEVELAND —Breaking into the replica bank vault inside the Trapped! Escape Room in Middleburg Heights is often maddeningly complex. It’s difficult to describe the challenge for players without giving away solutions. Let’s just say that the fake heist involves piecing together written clues, cracking computer passwords, solving word games and finding keys. By Patrick Cooley. Cleveland.com SENT: 1,435 words.


__ OHIO FAMILY KILLED: Ohio’s attorney general says dozens of cars, trucks and farming equipment have been investigated and will be returned to the relatives of eight family members who were slain earlier this year.

__ INMATE RAPE SENTENCING: An Ohio inmate serving a life sentence for the 2011 murder of an Iraq War veteran has been sentenced to additional jail time for the rape of a woman more than 15 years ago.

__ BABY INJURED-AKRON CRASH: Police in Akron are investigating a violent collision that has left a 4-month-old baby boy severely injured after he was ejected from his mother’s vehicle

— GIRL FOUND DEAD: Authorities in Ohio say a 4-year-old girl found dead in a home had suffered several blunt-force injuries and showed signs of neglect, and malnourishment.

__ TRAFFIC FATAL-MAN CHARGED: A southwest Ohio man accused in a traffic crash that killed a woman has been indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges

__ TOXIC FUMES-OHIO BUSINESS: Authorities say multiple people have been hospitalized after 70 employees were exposed to carbon monoxide fumes at an Ohio business.

— POLICE DATABASE-MISUSE: A Cleveland policeman accused of misusing the statewide law enforcement database to benefit his private security business has been indicted on 53 counts, including charges of unauthorized use of the database, theft and tax fraud.

__ CHINESE LANTERN FEES: A lantern festival with 38 life-size displays and more than 15,000 LED lights will bring some Chinese culture to Ohio’s capital city for nearly six weeks.

__ HOLIDAY SCAMS: Attorney General Mike DeWine is cautioning Ohioans to avoid holiday scams.


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.