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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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CLEVELAND — Prosecutors in Cleveland say 11 men are indicted for racketeering and other charges for their alleged involvement in an ATM theft ring that authorities say netted tens of thousands of dollars. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m., developing from 11 a.m. news conference.


COLUMBUS — Ohio University is working on repairs to its stadium after an 8-inch-thick piece of stone molding fell from the building’s exterior onto a sidewalk. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 310 words. Also moving on some sports wires.


ALBANY, N.Y. — The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an American-built, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers whose explorations are funded by a museum in Toledo, Ohio, said Wednesday. By Chris Carola. SENT: 410 words. AP Photos.


— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO-LAWYERS: The Ohio Supreme Court is looking to clarify the services attorneys can provide to clients seeking to comply with the state’s new medical marijuana law.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: Two of the three agencies that will regulate Ohio’s forthcoming medical marijuana program are seeking $1.8 million to get it up and running. — FATAL POLICE SHOOTOUT: A coroner says a man killed by police in central Ohio was shot seven times.

— SENATE 2016-OHIO: Ohio’s major-party U.S. Senate candidates have announced a series of debates.

— DRUG PRICES-BALLOT INITIATIVE: Backers of a proposal aimed at controlling prescription drug prices are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider requiring their issue to be re-submitted to the Legislature after adequate signatures are collected.

— SOCIAL MEDIA POST-STUDENT CHARGED: A high school student who police say posted a video on social media showing him packing a “simulated weapon” in his backpack with a warning not to go to school the next day has been arrested in northwest Ohio on a juvenile charge of inducing panic.

— TAX FRAUD-LUXURY SPENDING: An Ohio businessman who admitted to bankrolling a luxurious lifestyle by not paying more than $600,000 in federal income taxes is heading to prison.

— CLEVELAND BUS SYSTEM-FUNDING: A federal agency says keeping Cleveland’s Public Square closed to public transit might violate an agreement that helped the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority get about $140 million in grants.

— NEW MEXICO OFFICER KILLED: The Ohio fugitive accused of fatally shooting a New Mexico police officer has been charged with federal carjacking and firearms crimes.

— DRIVER’S DEATH-TROOPERS SUED: The family of a West Virginia man who died after being pulled over in Ohio is suing the State Highway Patrol, alleging troopers didn’t provide proper care after he suffered a seizure in the back of a cruiser.

— SUBURB-CURFEW LIFTED: Following a lawsuit, a southwest Ohio suburb is extending the hours that solicitors are allowed to knock on doors.

— COMPUTER MONITORING LAWSUIT: Federal judges have reinstated a Florida man’s lawsuit against the maker of a computer software product used to secretly monitor his online communications with an Ohio man’s then-wife.


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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.