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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — In a new book, Ohio native Kyle Kondik shows that Ohio is not only an important swing state, but a reliable bellwether of national politics. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 600 words. With AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 960 words. AP Photos.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The American ambassador to the United Arab Emirates expressed regret Monday over the handcuffing of an Emirati man dressed in traditional clothing who was detained in northeast Ohio over terrorism fears. By Adam Schreck. SENT: 500 words. With AP Photos, AP Video.



COLUMBUS — Jurors in an Ohio federal court are poised to decide whether DuPont’s C8 chemical caused a man to get cancer and — if so — whether it acted in “conscious disregard” by dumping it from its plant in West Virginia into the Ohio River. SENT: 250 words.


SPRINGBORO — Authorities say a woman has died after she was shot by her estranged husband before he killed himself in suburban southwest Ohio. SENT: 250 words.


COLUMBUS — Attorneys are asking whether Ohio’s new medical marijuana law that bars employers from disciplining professionals from working with marijuana businesses applies to them. SENT: 300 words.


AKRON — Teamsters from around the country have pledged at least $1.4 million to a new Akron nonprofit set up to raise awareness about heroin addiction. SENT: 250 words.


GOP 2016-FIREFIGHTERS’ VESTS: Firefighters in Cleveland have received bulletproof vests they asked for ahead of the Republican National Convention, but union officials say it’s too little and too late.

GAS PRICES: Ohio’s gas prices continue to fall, in time for the holiday.

WOMAN FOUND DEAD: Authorities have jailed a man on murder charges after he called 911 to report finding a 78-year-old woman dead in his home.

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-SUPREME COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a city’s challenge to new rules that require a police officer to be present when an automated camera is used to issue traffic tickets.

ASSAULT VICTIM-NATIONAL PARK: The National Park Service is seeking the public’s help in identifying an assault victim found in in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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.