BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 1:30pm, 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 John Seewer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’ll be in Cleveland for the duration of the Republican National Convention, but he isn’t sure if he’ll go inside. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


CINCINNATI — A prosecutor in northeast Ohio is reviewing whether to pursue charges against an Ohio hotel clerk who raised suspicions that an Emirati businessman dressed in traditional clothing could have links to terrorism. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


CINCINNATI — The protester awaiting federal trial after his arrest at a Donald Trump rally in Ohio wants court permission to be in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention featuring the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 320 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — No candidates will appear as Libertarians on Ohio ballots this fall after the state group declined file the paperwork required to form a minor political party in the key swing state. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 310 words.


SAGAMORE HILLS — It’s America’s 11th most-visited national park, but it’s also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 million people visited Cuyahoga in 2015, putting it right behind better-known parks like Glacier National Park in Montana and Acadia National Park in Maine. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — Records show a Las Vegas mom who police say was shot and killed by her estranged husband, before he also killed their three children and himself, had tried to get a court restraining order to keep the man away. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Coal industry groups are concerned that the conviction of former coal executive Don Blankenship could expose other industry leaders to criminal conspiracy charges. By Jonathan Mattise. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati student is suing the school in federal court saying she was told she had to sit and work with other female students and not with male students in a physics lab. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-COURT: Night court will be in session during the Republican National Convention.

— SHERIFF’S “INTERESTING” VIDEO: An Ohio sheriff’s anti-drug message in a video that plays off the “most interesting man in the world” beer campaign has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: A man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters is set to go on trial next February.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-OHIO: Authorities in one Ohio city say they’ve responded to more than a dozen suspected heroin overdoses in less than 12 hours.

— DATABASE PROTECTION ORDERS: A northeast Ohio county is seeking to create an electronic database of protection orders against suspected domestic abusers so law enforcement across the county can have access to the same information.

— OHIO AUDITOR-FOOD STAMP FRAUD: Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will testify before Congress just days after reporting questionable costs in Ohio’s food stamp program.

— OFFICER STRUCK BY CAR: Authorities say a Cleveland police officer has been injured after he was struck by a car while directing traffic.

— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-CHURCH CRASH: Police say a man shot in a drive-by


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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.