BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 3 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TOLEDO — Ohio’s agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have gone through training now required to put commercial fertilizer on their fields, but many more still need to complete the program before the September deadline. The first of its kind requirement is one of the steps Ohio has taken to reduce the farm runoff that feeds toxic algae in the state’s lakes and rivers. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — Thousands of Ohioans rallied and marched in Washington in their home areas on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 350 words. Photos.



CLEVELAND — Officials at some public and private colleges in Ohio say they don’t plan to take action on a new state law taking effect this spring that allows permit holders to carry a concealed firearm on campus. SENT: 300 words.


DAYTON — Ohio water systems are mapping where lead pipes are located at in the systems under a state law that requires a quicker notification process after lead is found at the tap. SENT: 280 words.


HAMILTON — Officials in a southwest Ohio city that’s recognized as the “City of Sculpture” will accept 11 sculptures. SENT: 200 words.


__ OHIO STATE-GEE DONATIONS: The former president of Ohio State University is making good on a years-old pledge he made to donate $1 million for a scholarship fund at the school..

__ TOLEDO WATER PLANT: The city of Toledo is joining with neighboring suburbs in northwestern Ohio to look at creating a regional water system.

— OHIO ELECTIONS-LIBERTARIANS: The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with the state elections chief in a dispute over Libertarians’ party status in the bellwether state.

__ TODDLER’S DEATH: An Ohio woman who pleaded guilty in the killing of her toddler more than three years ago now says she’s innocent and was denied access to evidence proving it.

__ XGR–TRANSIT STRIKES: Two Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would prohibit the state’s public transit unions from starting strikes.

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.