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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




Spinning that little ball on video golf is all about the thumbs and wrists, which is how Andy Hass deveopled a touch of carpel tunnel syndrom. The 35-year-old suburban Cleveland man admittedly is slowing down a little, but he’s still the best in the world at the game and makes a decent living banging away at the machine at bars and restaurants around the city. Later this month he’ll defend his title at the Golden Tee World Championship in Las Vegas. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 600 words.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A mysterious provision added to the state budget bill as passed by the Ohio House stands to protect the sponsors of certain online charter schools. SENT: 350 words.


DAYTON, Ohio — Showing no signs of slowing down, a 98-year-old Ohio man is starting his own consulting firm for the next generation of entrepreneurs. SENT: 270 words.


WEST LIBERTY, Ohio — Logan Cole’s West Liberty-Salem High School mock trial team had a courtroom competition in an hour or so, but the team adviser’s substitute was late. So even as the hallways emptied and the kids should have already been on the road, their bus sat idling out front. Given the extra minute, Logan popped into the bathroom to peek into the mirror. He rounded the corner toward the sinks and stalls, and there he saw him: a masked teenager holding a gun. “And it happened,” Logan said. By Holly Zachariah, the Columbus Dispatch. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 2,300 words.


— FACEBOOK THREATS-ARREST: Authorities say an Ohio woman was arrested after multiple rants were made on Facebook threatening to kill people.

— BODY FOUND-MISSING STUDENT: The parents of an Ohio State University student who was abducted and slain in February will accept her diploma this weekend.

— OFFICER SHOOTS MAN-MOTEL: A grand jury has declined to indict an Ohio police officer who fatally shot an armed man while searching for a suspected shooter at a motel.

— KASICH-EUROPE: A newspaper is reporting that Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sik’s) economic development trip to Germany and England in February cost about $41,000.



LeBron James doesn’t prolong the inevitable. The last seven times that James’ teams have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series, the matchup has ended in the most humane fashion — a sweep. He gets a chance at another Sunday, when Cleveland can oust Toronto and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 950 words.

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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.