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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s police chief has held a disciplinary hearing for the 911 dispatcher who took a call that led to an officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy who was playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center in 2014. The responding officers also face potential internal discipline. SENT: 400 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — SWAT officers shot two men during a gunfight after a six-hour standoff downtown, and both were in surgery Tuesday, Cleveland’s police chief said. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


COLUMBUS — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has decided against running for governor next year, leaving Ohio Democrats on a continued quest for the candidate who will lead their 2018 ticket. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.


DAYTON — A 26-year-old driver mysteriously died in a drainage culvert where he hid after a crash in rural southeastern Ohio and refused to leave, the State Highway Patrol says. SENT: 240 words.


— COLD CASE KILLING-OHIO: Authorities in Ohio say they’ve made an arrest in the unsolved slaying of a woman in 1991.

— CAR INTO CROWD-FESTIVAL: A 74-year-old woman charged in the deaths of two women who were struck when she accidentally backed her car into a crowd of dancers in suburban Cleveland has pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide.

— OHIO OFFICER SHOT: The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman has been pushed back again, this time until early October.

— TODDLER DROWNS-DAY CARE HOME: A northern Ohio woman who ran a home day care has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 22-month-old girl drowned in a pool there and her 23-month-old male cousin was hospitalized.

— STUDENT DIES-PARKING GARAGE: Authorities say an Ohio State University student has died after falling from a parking garage.

— ALLEY REPAIR: Columbus officials have approved a plan to repair damaged alleys across the city.

— APPEALS COURT-JUDGE: A veteran Cincinnati attorney is becoming a state appellate court judge.


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.