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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland, by the numbers from balloons to new lights. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.


The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The Canton, Ohio, driver’s history of speeding further complicates the question.. By Joan Lowy and John Seewer. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.


— SELF-DRIVING CAR-DEATH-THE LATEST: The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology. SENT: 600 words.

— TESLA-AUTOPILOT DEATH: The death of a driver who was using Tesla Motors’ semi-autonomous mode could add to the public’s apprehension about driverless cars. SENT: 130 words.



HAMILTON — Some students hurt in the Madison Local Schools cafeteria shooting in February are suing the teen shooter and his family. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos planned.


Ever dream of sitting in a pro football locker room, learning life lessons from the legends of the game? The Canton, Ohio-based Pro Football Hall of Fame will be providing the next best thing: a holographic film experience called “A Game For Life” featuring representations of Joe Namath, Vince Lombardi, George Halas and many others. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 800 words. With Video


ROSEVILLE — In recent years, Howard Peller has applied the simple principles he learned while in Haiti and Jamaica to his southeastern Ohio farm.

He worked among Haitian and Jamaican families and farmers from 2007 to 2012 as part of an international artisan-consulting program, living off the land as best he could by relying on naturally growing materials such as vines and bamboo. By Eric Lagatta. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 800 words.


OHIO-ZIKA CASE: A middle-aged man who traveled to a Caribbean country in the spring has been registered as Cincinnati’s first case of Zika.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-OHIO: The presumptive GOP nominee returns to Ohio on Wednesday, including a Sharonville rally.

FIREWORKS-LIARS LAW: Residents can still buy consumer-class fireworks in Ohio but this Fourth of July will be the first that doesn’t require buyers to sign a former identifying themselves and acknowledging that state law prohibits using fireworks.

NO BALLOT ISSUES: When election time rolls around this November, Ohioans won’t find any statewide issues on their ballots.

PROSTITUTION SWEEP: Columbus police say they’ve arrested 67 people in a prostitution sweep on the city’s west side.

CHILD SHOT: An Ohio man has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison for a drive-by shooting that seriously injured a 12-year-old girl in Columbus.

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.