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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




MORAINE — A 3-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in a hot car outside a relative’s home later died at a southwest Ohio hospital, police say. SENT: 225 words.


COLUMBUS — The Dallas shooting that killed five police officers is spurring an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away. Around the country, people showed up at local departments with food and flowers, sent messages on social media or called just to say thanks. They delivered donuts and coffee, cookies and cakes and moments of solace for officers grieving the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Like two vintage heavyweight boxers battling for the title belt, Sen. Rob Portman and former Gov. Ted Strickland are trading a relentless series of punches and counter-punches. “Retread Ted” and “Beltway Rob,” as their campaigns call each other, have been going at it for well over a year and still have more than four months left in their high-spending race — but are voters even paying attention? By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— SENATE 2016-OHIO-SPENDING: The money keeps rolling in — and getting spent — in high amounts in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 220 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year’s Republican presidential convention, but some of America’s biggest corporations are bailing on the party. Apple is the latest company to give Trump the cold shoulder by declining to contribute money or products to the GOP’s big shindig in Cleveland later this month. Several other Fortune 500 companies have done likewise, although they aren’t advertising their reasons. By Brandon Bailey. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.


HOMER, Alaska — A teenage cancer patient from Sidney, Ohio, has fulfilled his wish to go halibut fishing in Alaska with help from a charitable foundation. “It was amazing, other than the fact that you’re just about falling off the boat,” he says. By Anna Frost, Homer News. SENT: 825 words, photo.


— NEIL ARMSTRONG-MURAL: A Brazilian street artist is honoring astronaut and Ohio native Neil Armstrong in a downtown Cincinnati mural.

— ELECTIONS DIRECTOR CHARGED: The county elections director in Ohio’s capital has been charged with theft in office and tampering with documents over allegations that he knowingly approved inaccurate timesheets for a fiscal officer who was paid for time she didn’t work.

— UNIVERSITIES-MEDICAL SETTLEMENTS: The Ohio Court of Claims has approved settlements in separate medical lawsuits against public universities in the state.

— OHIO BUSINESSES-PRESIDENTS: Seven Ohio businesses visited by U.S. presidents are being profiled in a monthly recognition program.


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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.