AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 2 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. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-SUPREME COURT

COLUMBUS — An Ohio city is urging the state Supreme Court to reject a law that restricts traffic camera use. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

MISSING PLANE

CLEVELAND — Authorities searching Lake Erie for the wreckage of a plane that vanished from radar near Cleveland confirm that the remains found in a seat late last week are human. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Developing.

MISSION SHOOTING

CINCINNATI — A judge sets bonds totaling more than $2.5 million for a man police say fatally shot his rival in a love triangle while sending people scrambling from a dining room at a social services mission in Cincinnati. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 220 words, photos.

SHOOTING-CAR CRASH

GEORGETOWN — Authorities are renewing efforts to solve a case from 2013 when officers found a pregnant mother shot dead in southern Ohio. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— GOP CHAIR-OHIO: An Ohio news organization is reporting that Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sik’s) lieutenant governor backed President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for chairwoman of the state Republican party over the sitting chairman supported by Kasich.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-CONVICTION: Federal authorities say an Akron man responsible for more than two dozen drug overdoses in West Virginia pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing heroin.

— STABBING-SUFFOCATION SLAYING: Bond is set at $5 million for a man charged in the stabbing and suffocation of an 89-year-old Cincinnati man who prosecutors say had taken the suspect into his home because he was homeless.

— GUN CLEANING-SON SHOT: Police say a northern Ohio man accidentally shot and wounded himself and his 10-year-old son while cleaning his semi-automatic handgun.

— GUN SHOP-FATAL: A firearms instructor who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a southwest Ohio gun store owner during a concealed carry class last year gets five days in jail.

—OHIO CASINO REVENUES: Three of the Ohio’s four casinos took a hit in revenues in 2016.

— OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT-MAINE SENATOR: Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman is joining Maine’s senior U.S. senator in a group of lawmakers who want to extend the deadline to develop a replacement for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

— POLICE DASH CAMS-CLEVELAND: The new Cuyahoga County prosecutor is reneging on his predecessor’s promise to reimburse Cleveland for its purchase of police dash cameras.

— USE OF FORCE-LAWSUIT: A man who said police unnecessarily slammed him into the ground while responding to a domestic disturbance call at his home has reached a $170,000 settlement in his lawsuit against suburban Cleveland officers.

— OFFICER BITES WOMAN: A Cleveland police officer accused of biting his girlfriend during an argument while off-duty cuts a deal with prosecutors that may allow him to remain on the force.

— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: A section of Interstate 90 in Ohio will be dedicated to a State Highway Patrol trooper who died after he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop.

— PREGNANT HIPPO-ZOO: The Cincinnati Zoo says one of its Nile hippos is pregnant and expected to deliver sometime in March.

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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.

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