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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




CINCINNATI — The chief justice of Ohio’s supreme court helped bring together experts and officials from nine states in a regional judicial summit on the opioid drug epidemic, even as an overdose surge sweeping nearby streets showed dramatically the scope of the problem. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 700 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — A state report card finds that health plans serving most Ohioans on Medicaid are doing average or better when it comes to how their doctors communicate with them. SENT: 260 words.


CANTON — An Australian native is helping coach an Ohio high school football team’s defensive line this season as an intern. Syrina Richardson met the head coach of McKinley High School last summer during the International Federation of American Football World Championships. By Josh Weir, The (Canton) Repository. An AP Member Exchange.


— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: Firefighters have helped rescue a woman trapped in her car after a tree fell onto it during weekend storm.

— CRASH-DRIVER SHOT: Authorities have identified a woman who they say was fatally shot moments after her car collided with the suspect’s vehicle in suburban Cleveland.

— ONLINE CHECKBOOK: Ohio’s treasurer and auditor have joined forces to make it easier for local governments to share financial information online.

— FOSTER SON’S DEATH: A southwest Ohio man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the death of his 2-year-old foster son last year.

— FIRETRUCK DOESN’T FIT: Officials in a southwest Ohio city say a new firetruck purchased for more than $867,000 doesn’t fit in the city’s station houses.


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.