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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — President Donald Trump wants to eliminate federal support of a program that addresses the Great Lakes’ most pressing environmental threats. Trump’s 2018 budget released Thursday would remove all funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has received strong support from members of Congress in both parties since President Barack Obama established it in 2009. By John Flesher. SENT: 740 words. AP photos.


LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska has asked to drop a 10-state lawsuit it led challenging the Obama administration’s guidance on locker room and bathroom use by transgender students. Ohio was one of the nine other states that joined Nebraska in the lawsuit filed in July. SENT: 300 words.


COLUMBUS — A judge in Ohio’s capital city has been sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges related to improperly spending campaign funds. SENT: 300 words.


— OFFICER CHARGED-ASSAULT WEAPON: Authorities say an off duty Cincinnati police officer has been charged with misdemeanors for pointing an assault weapon at fellow officers while intoxicated.

— TRUCK CRASH-CHICKEN FEED: Officials in Montgomery County say a tractor-trailer spilled over two tons of chicken feed after overturning.

— AIRLINE PILOT-FATAL OVERDOSE: Authorities say a commercial airline pilot and his wife have died of an apparent overdose from the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CHILD: A man charged in a shootout that killed a 1-year-old boy has been found guilty of murder and other charges in southwest Ohio.

— JUDGE SENTENCED-IMPROPER SPENDING: A judge in Ohio’s capital city has been sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges related to improperly spending campaign funds.

— MUGSHOT FEES-OHIO: Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for companies to charge for removing or editing criminal records information or mugshots that have been published online or in print.

— FREEDOM CENTER-PRESIDENT: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it will begin its national search for a new president in April.



ORLANDO, Fla. — Actor Bill Murray is an unapologetic Cubs fans and an overall sports fanatic. Now you can add Xavier basketball fan to the list and that has everything to do with is son, Luke, who is a second-year assistant coach for the Musketeers. Bill Murray is at the NCAA Tournament Regional in Orlando this week cheering on his son and the Musketeers in the process. By Terrance Harris. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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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.