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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS–Somali refugees waiting for relatives to make it through the vetting process are taking some consolation in judges’ orders overturning the president’s latest travel ban, while lamenting that the ban also pushed back arrivals by potentially months or years. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. About 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.


GREENUP, Ky. — A boulder that was at the center of a three-year dispute between Kentucky and Ohio officials may be getting a new home where the public can view it. SENT: 250 words.


— POLICE OFFICER SHOT-OHIO: Arraignment for a man accused of shooting an Ohio police officer who was searching for illegal drugs has been scheduled for Friday. AP photo.

An officer was shot in the hip in Ohio’s capital city at a home where the gunfire suspect was arrested and another man was shot in the leg, police say. AP photo.

— PRISONER ESCAPE-INTERSTATE CHASE: Authorities say a handcuffed prisoner who escaped during transport in Cleveland is back in custody in northwestern Pennsylvania after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car.

— CHILD’S 911 CALL-DEATHS: Police say medics found two adults dead after a child called 911 to report unresponsive parents at a home in southwestern Ohio.

— OLDEST ZOO GORILLA DIES: An Ohio zoo says necropsy results for Colo the gorilla, who was the world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, indicate she probably died of a heart attack. With photo.

— STATE LAWMAKER-OHIO-ARREST: Republicans in southwest Ohio’s Butler County are asking a GOP state lawmaker to resign after he was accused of impaired driving and mishandling a gun and missed legislative work this week.

— COLD CASE-ARREST: An attorney for an Ohio man accused of killing his wife more than 20 years ago is seeking to exclude any reference to his client’s slain daughter from his trial in Massachusetts.

— WOMAN SHOT HEAD: Authorities in Columbus say a woman who was shot in the head drove herself to the hospital.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: Cleveland wants to experiment with having police officers wear body cameras while working off-duty security details.

— BIG DATA-OHIO: Dozens of companies have submitted proposals to help Ohio with an effort to restructure its vast stores of government data so they can be mined for possible solutions to complex problems.

— ROCK HALL-ROLLING STONE: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine in a new exhibit set to open this spring in Cleveland.

— TV SHOW-OHIO: A state legislator says a new television series will be filmed in northeastern Ohio.

— FIRE-APARTMENTS: Fire officials in Cincinnati are investigating a fire that damaged an apartment complex.

— TRUMP BUDGET-GREAT LAKES: President Donald Trump wants to eliminate federal support of a program that addresses the Great Lakes’ most pressing environmental threats. AP photo.



INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky is one of the bluebloods in college basketball, rulilng its home state along with Louisville. The Wildcats face some surprising new kids on the block — Northern Kentucky — in their NCAA Tournament opener. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words by 7 p.m.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky lost just three home games this season, dominance that will be extremely important as the Wildcats face streaking Belmont in Friday’s first-round regional game. Ohio State and Western Kentucky meet in the other game. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 600 words by 8 p.m., photos.


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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.