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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




More human remains are recovered in the search for wreckage of a corporate jet carrying six people that crashed in Lake Erie two weeks ago. By John Seewer. SENT: 640 words, photos.




COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich joins legislative and business leaders to discuss his economic vision for 2017. Their appearance Thursday precedes introduction of Kasich’s final budget at the end of the month. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2:30 p.m. event, then 500 words by 5 p.m.


MASSILLON — Authorities say a woman charged with murder in the death of her 5-year-old daughter in Ohio is from China, isn’t a naturalized U.S. citizen and therefore might face deportation. SENT: 350 words, pursuing photos.


CINCINNATI — The county prosecutor wants to know what punishment Bengals player Adam “Pacman” Jones faces from the NFL, as he decides how to proceed after Jones’ latest arrest. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 350 words, photos.


TOLEDO — A swastika and profane message cursing Arabs spray-painted on a Lebanese family’s garage in what Ohio police are investigating as an act of ethnic intimidation have been painted over. SENT: 260 words, pursuing photos.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to helping hack an online account to draw attention to a 2012 high school rape case in Ohio is sentenced to eight months in prison. SENT: 240 words.


— FIRE-TWO DIE: Authorities say a 4-year-old boy and his 22-year-old uncle died after being pulled from a mobile home that caught fire in eastern Ohio’s Carroll County.

— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: The trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters is delayed until April.

— THREATS AGAINST MILITARY-INDICTMENT: A judge won’t dismiss charges against a former hospital worker accused of threatening U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State.

— TERRORISM ARREST: A judge sets an August trial date for an Ohio man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State.

— SNAIL STATUE-HIDDEN METH: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a snail statue.

— FATAL AKRON SHOOTING: A northeast Ohio middle school is put on lockdown after gunfire erupts nearby, leaving a 17-year-old boy dead and another teen wounded.

— DAYTON FOOTBALL-HAZING LAWSUIT: University of Dayton attorneys ask a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the school by a former football player who alleges hazing left him with a cognitive brain injury.

— OLDEST AARDVARK-DEATH: The Philadelphia Zoo says the oldest aardvark in captivity in the United States has died 28 years after its birth in Cincinnati.

— CAREER READINESS-GRANT: Ohio gets a $2 million grant to implement career readiness education efforts intended to help connect students to in-demand jobs in the state.

— HOTEL MAID-ABUSE: Police in Morgantown, West Virginia, have charged an Ohio man with sexual abuse stemming from an alleged incident involving a hotel maid.


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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.