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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINICINNATI — The retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man is on course to begin May 25, a judge says. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 280 words, photos.


PITTSBURGH — Four men, including two from Ohio, have now been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver. SENT: 330 words.


— OHIO VOTING-NON-CITIZENS: Ohio’s elections chief has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battleground state, including 82 who cast ballots in at least one election.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO: The football coach who chased a shooter from a Chardon school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the attention he’s received and says people must remember it was a tragedy that killed three boys and paralyzed a fourth. With photos.

— FIREFIGHTER DIES-COURT: A November trial has been scheduled for two men charged with murder and arson in a house fire that resulted in an Ohio firefighter’s death.

— DRUG DEATHS-OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE: Police in Ohio’s capital say more officers will carry a drug overdose antidote after dozens of heroin users were revived with it during a pilot program.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Drivers in Ohio have seen gas prices creep upward in the past week.

— VETERAN PTSD-HIGHWAY: A lawmaker proposing to rename an Ohio highway for a soldier who killed himself says it could help remind veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to reach out for help.

— OHIO TURNS 214: Ohio is celebrating 214 years of statehood this year, and the Statehouse in Columbus is marking the occasion with a family-friendly party on March 5.

— APARTMENT FIRE-ATHENS: Fire officials in southeast Ohio say a weekend blaze damaged a 30-unit apartment complex.

— FAYETTE SCHOOLS-FACILITIES: Fayette area schools have started work on two campus expansion projects.


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.