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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

OHIO TERROR CASES

CINCINNATI — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state. By John Seewer and Dan Sewell. SENT: 960 words.

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BODY CAMERAS-COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s capital city is looking to make seven new hires as its police officers are outfitted with body cameras and officials expect an influx of public records requests and evidence for prosecutors. SENT: 310 words.

BLIND TEACHER-LAWSUIT

CINCINNATI — A music teacher has filed a federal lawsuit against three school districts in southwest Ohio, alleging he was prevented from teaching there because he’s blind. SENT: 290 words.

EXCHANGE-PROM DRESS PROJECT

CLEVELAND — Ashley Wilson had her eye on dresses for a birthday gift and not just one dress. Not even just one closet full of dresses. For her 18th birthday on Dec. 17, Ashley asked for dozens of dresses. Before you conjure up Veruca Salt in full brat mode, before you think of Ashley as selfish or materialistic, know this: She’ll never wear any of those dresses. She wants to give them away to girls who can’t afford them. By Michael K. Mcintyre, The Plain Dealer. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 780 words.

IN BRIEF:

— GORILLA-SURGERY: The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22.

— TANK PLANT: Congress has OK’d $1.2 billion in funding for two military vehicles produced in northwestern Ohio.

— DEADLY HOUSE FIRE-OHIO: An overnight house fire has killed two adults and two young girls in Akron.

— YOUNGSTOWN STATE-TRESSEL: Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel’s contract has been extended by a year, through June 2018, with options for the former Ohio State football coach to stay in his current role even longer.

— DRINKING WATER-OHIO: A former supervisor with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in a village’s drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency.

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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.

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