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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by John Seewer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Records show a man charged with murder for fatally shooting a woman after a traffic accident near Cleveland served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps and received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 330 words by 3 p.m.


Major national Democratic political groups canceling ad spending in the Ohio Senate race as Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland fails to get traction against incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman in the critical swing state. By Erica Werner. SENT: 290 words. AP Photos.


CONCORD, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigns again in New Hampshire. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reported a wider loss for its second quarter on Tuesday and said it’s closing up to 60 stores in the United States as both U.S. and international sales fell. By Anne D’Innocenzio and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 450 words.


— BURNING HOUSE-SHOOTING: Authorities in Ohio say a man shot two of his neighbors just after they put their children on a school bus. They say he then set fire to their home and shot himself.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2020 execution date for a gang member who fatally shot a 3-year-old boy.

— GOOD SAMARITAN LAW-COURT: A divided Ohio Supreme Court says the state’s good Samaritan law applies to individuals trying to provide non-medical help in emergencies.

— FBI OFFICE-TRUCK CRASH: An Ohio man accused of ramming his dump truck through the security gate at the FBI building in Pittsburgh has had his preliminary hearing postponed for a fourth time.

— HIT-AND-RUN-WOMAN KILLED: Authorities say a man has been charged in the death of a woman who was hit by a vehicle and killed in Ohio.

— TRUMP-OHIO: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is coming back to Ohio this week.

— CLEVELAND CRASH-OFFICER HURT: A Cleveland police officer has been hospitalized following a crash.

— CHILD PORN-PROFESSOR: A former University of Cincinnati professor has admitted to trading child pornography over the internet.

— SYNTHETIC DRUGS-COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court is resolving a conflict over laws meant to outlaw drugs sometimes known as bath salts or synthetic marijuana.

— CLEVELAND SCHOOLS-TEACHERS CONTRACT: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the union representing teachers in one of Ohio’s largest districts have reached a tentative contract agreement that avoids a strike planned for this week.

— ZOO EXHIBIT CLOSING: The Akron Zoo is closing its underwater exhibit.

— TURNPIKE TOLL PASS: Operators of the Ohio Turnpike say they’ve hit a new milestone with its E-Z Pass program.

— UNDER ARMOUR-WAREHOUSE: Under Armour is planning to open a distribution warehouse at the site of a former steel mill east of Baltimore.


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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.