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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



COLUMBUS — As Ohio debated whether to require Medicaid and other insurers to cover new, higher priced prescription painkillers, records show pharmaceutical lobbyists pushed officials to lower their estimates of what it would cost the state. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 800 words, photo.


TOLEDO — An Ohio art museum says it will try again to sell some of its ancient artifacts to the public but other museums will get the first crack at the items. SENT: 280 words.


CINCINNATI — It was already old the morning it was born. There were mutterings about the Union Terminal’s closure the day it opened. A reporter congratulated a railroad president at the crowded ceremony. People from all over the country would come to Cincinnati just to see the majestic train station, the newspaperman added. They’ll come alright, the president agreed. But they will come by automobile. By Carol Motsinger. The Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 700 words.


— SHERIFF’S CAR-NEST: An Ohio sheriff has issued an order protecting a trespassing jailbird. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones has told deputies not to use a sheriff’s office car that a dove chose as the perfect location to build its nest.

— HELPFUL PRISONER: Authorities say an inmate at an Ohio county jail led them to a packet of heroin he stashed in a pair of pants at a Wal-Mart store.

— BEACH CLEANUPS: Authorities say an inmate at an Ohio county jail led them to a packet of heroin he stashed in a pair of pants at a Wal-Mart store.

— FAIRGROUNDS SALE: A county in western Ohio has sold its fairgrounds to the University of Dayton and a health network.

— LAKE ERIE MONUMENT: The National Park Service says a Lake Erie island landmark monument will be closed for repairs this summer.



CLEVELAND — A challenging regular season behind them, LeBron James and the NBA champion Cavaliers begin their run at a second straight title as they host the Indiana Pacers in a first-round game. By Tom Withers. Game time 3:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, 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.