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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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BEXLEY — Aja Miyamoto strolls into social functions now at the Capital University Law School like she’s one of the club. As a matter of fact, though Miyamoto is still a 19-year-old sophomore, she is. Through a special program, Miyamoto will earn both her bachelor’s and law degrees in a combined six years, rather than the usual seven. During the fourth year of her undergraduate education, she’ll take first-year law school courses designed to count toward both degrees, allowing her to trim a year — and an estimated roughly $30,000 — off the two-degree sequence. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — A relative of a Civil War soldier who was misidentified when he was buried at a cemetery more than a century ago has asked officials to correct the mistake. SENT: 280 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — A committee of state lawmakers has held its first of five meetings aimed at determining whether Ohio’s jobless benefits system for workers is sustainable and whether any solvency issues need to be addressed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio — The Glacial Grooves Geological Preserve in northern Ohio is a popular starting point for visitors of Kelleys Island on Lake Erie. Lake Erie as we know it didn’t exist around Kelleys Island — the lake’s largest American island — when the Glacial Grooves were formed roughly 10,000 years ago. “It was just a grassy, low marshy area,” said Pat Hayes, president of the island’s Audubon Club. By Daniel Carson, The (Fremont) News-Messenger. SENT: 650 words, photos planned.



COLUMBUS — With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of “The Edge,” the program’s latest motivational mantra. “To be elite, you’ve got to take a free fall, but you can’t be afraid to go to the edge!” Johnson booms in a speech that made the rounds on social media. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— HEROIN OVERDOSES-SUDDEN SPIKES: A southwest Ohio coroner is hoping a sample of a powerful sedative will help local officials find out what’s behind a recent spike in heroin overdoses.

— LAWMAKER-RETRIBUTION LAWSUIT: A jury in central Ohio has rejected a Democratic state lawmaker’s defamation lawsuit against the state’s Democratic Party.

— ANGLERS-POACHING: Ohio wildlife officers say 24 people from Wisconsin and one from Ohio have been convicted of exceeding their daily limit of walleye on Lake Erie.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-BIDEN: Vice President Joe Biden is headed to northeast Ohio to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

— CINCINNATI FIREFIGHTERS: Cincinnati officials say they plan to hire 40 new fire recruits next year after winning a $6.5 million federal grant.


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.