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. Dan Sewell is on the desk. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers’ licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released Friday. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.



CLEVELAND — A newspaper reports that Ohio is among the U.S. states with the worst records for keeping up with nursing home inspections. SENT: 300 words.


PIKETON — Commissioners from four southern Ohio counties have written to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry urging continued funding for cleanup of a former Cold War-era uranium plant. However, the Piketon mayor has written his own letter of opposition to a possible onsite waste disposal facility. SENT: 270 words.



PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there, including a college student from suburban Cincinnati. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 470 words.


SYLVANIA — When Sharon Heuberger was a little girl, she was fascinated by the few dolls she and her sisters possessed. By Roberta Gedert. The Blade (Toledo). SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos.



INDIANAPOLIS — After a record comeback victory, LeBron James and the Cavs try to close out their first-round series with Indiana in a sweep. Game time: 1 p.m. AP Photos.


CHICAGO — The surging Cleveland Indians try to complete a series sweep at Chicago. Game time: 2:10 p.m. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — The Reds try to avert a sweet at the hands of the defending world champions. Game time: 1:10 p.m. AP Photos.


__ TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE: A federal judge is warning an ex-treasure hunter that he could face another contempt-of-court charge if he doesn’t reveal the location of 500 missing gold coins.

__ HAMMER THROW-DEATH-ILLINOIS: A college student from Cincinnati has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago.

__GIRL IN BASEMENT: A land bank appears likely to demolish the Ohio home where a man and his adult son were accused of raping and shackling a teenage relative who eventually escaped the basement.

__ SCHOOLS-SHARED SERVICES: Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says his office is conducting its first review of a school district’s potential to save money by sharing services.

__ SPURIOUS SPEED LIMIT: A village in northwest Ohio says it will look at speed limits on a main street after it was revealed that officers had been ticketing drivers based on a speed sign that sets a limit below the actual limit.

__ FATAL POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted him with a butcher knife at an apartment complex in a southwest Ohio city.

__ OHIO VOTING: The state’s elections chief is reminding Ohio residents that early voting is underway in the state’s spring election.

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.