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. John Seewer is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Legislation that lawmakers were required to consider by a petition drive to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city was voted down by Cleveland City Council on Wednesday. A look at the issue as it plays out in Cleveland. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 500 words.


DES MOINES, Iowa — The numbers are stark for Donald Trump. Down in Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina. The road to 270 electoral votes — the threshold to clinch the presidency — increasingly looks to be a series of uphill climbs and dead ends for Trump. The GOP nominee needs a place to reset the electoral map, and stops this past week in Michigan and Pennsylvania suggest he’s looking at the industrial heartland states on the Great Lakes. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 950 words.


CHILLICOTHE — A central Ohio city has shelved an anti-discrimination proposal that would have levied fines against people who discriminate in housing, business and other situations based on sexuality or gender identity. SENT: 280 words.


TONTOGANY — Far from being limited by a rare condition at birth that left him with no feet, A.J. Digby’s future as a track star appears limitless. At 10 months old, both feet were amputated. Now at 18, the enthusiastic sprinter will represent his country at the 2016 Paralympic Games. SENT: 800 words, photos. By Mark Monroe. The Blade. An AP Member Exchange.


— HIGH SCHOOL PENALTIES: One of Ohio’s most decorated high school football programs is being penalized over alleged recruiting violations.

— FATAL CRASH-WATER POLO TEAM: Hundreds of students and parents came together at a high school near Columbus to remember a young woman killed in a crash that injured four members of its water polo team.

— RETIREMENT CENTER FIRE: A lightning strike started a fire at a retirement center in southwestern Ohio that forced more than 100 people from their homes.

— FAKE FACEBOOK PAGE ARREST: A jury in Cleveland has acquitted a man charged with creating a fake Facebook page that purported to be a suburban police department’s actual page.

— TEA PARTY-IRS: A tea party lawsuit brought by a group in California against the Internal Revenue Service over alleged targeting won’t go to trial in Cincinnati until late 2017.

— GREAT LAKES GRANTS: The federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.


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.