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 Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The Greensboro, North Carolina, police department has decided not to send 50 officers to join the field force that will provide security during the Republican National Convention in July, citing a “lack of confidence” in Cleveland’s preparedness. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words, followed by 325 words by 4 p.m.


CINCINNATI — The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the time himself to save a woman choking on food at a senior living center. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING 320 words by 2:30 p.m.

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NEWARK — An Ohio woman has been accused of setting fire to her own home multiple times — at least once with children inside — and trying to frame her estranged husband for the crimes. SENT: 240 words.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new grants program that would provide $12 million Ohio schools could use to replace lead-contaminated plumbing fixtures that can put schools’ water supplies at risk is part of recent state legislation. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.


— LAKE ERIE-WIND FARM: Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs.

— AIR BASE-WATER PROBLEMS: An Ohio U.S. Air Force base is shutting down a drinking water well after environmental regulators directed that it stop using it because of contamination concerns.

— VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD-CHARGES: A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people’s names among new registrations.

— STABBING DEATH-STEPFATHER: A southwest Ohio man charged with murder in the stabbing death of his stepfather has been declared incompetent to stand trial.

— COLUMBUS SCHOOLS-VANDALISM: Police say six Columbus high schools have been vandalized as each has begun senior final exams.

— UNIVERSITY-DIVERSITY: The University of Dayton has appointed its first vice president for diversity and inclusion.

— SEX CRIME SENTENCE: An Ohio man has been sentenced to serve three years in prison for pressuring a 16-year-old North Dakota girl he had met on the Internet to send him nude photos and then posting them online.

— TENNESSEE STATE-RALLINS: The former coach of Olympic hurdler Mamie Rallins says she was a “hard worker” who achieved success on and off the track.


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.