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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, is on the desk and can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s chief of police said Sunday barricades have been placed at key streets and intersections in the city’s downtown before the start of the Republican National Convention to thwart the type of terrorist attack that occurred in France when a man drove a large truck into crowds, killing 84 people. “Things that happen around the country and around the world do affect to some degree how we respond here in Cleveland,” Chief Calvin Williams said during an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 420 words. Will be updated.

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CINCINNATI — If all had gone according to his plan, Ohio Gov. John Kasich would be debating Hillary Clinton in Ohio this September. Instead, Kasich will speak at the same place as Clinton, but a day earlier. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: About 400 words developing from speech scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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CLEVELAND —A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention — let alone as its star. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 990 words.

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CLEVELAND — The glitz. The glam. The speeches, protests and parties. The flamboyant presidential candidate who’s giving his party heartburn. The 2016 Republican National Convention, kicking off Monday, will be like no other. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 1,200 words.

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WASHINGTON — The Republican Party consummates its love-hate relationship with Donald Trump at its national convention this week in Cleveland. By Nancy Benac. SENT: 960 words.

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CLEVELAND — A handful of vacation homes. A car elevator for his four-car garage. A wife whose hobbies included show horses. When Mitt Romney ran for president four years ago, his estimated $250 million fortune was quickly turned into a liability by Democrats, who painted the former Bain Capital chief as out of touch with Americans still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 800 words.

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CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Once an industrial powerhouse, Cleveland is one of the poorest and most segregated big cities in America. Two out of 5 people live below the poverty line, second only to Detroit. Infant mortality rates in its bleakest neighborhoods are worse than in some Third World countries. By John Seewer. SENT: 1000 words.

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— GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-GLANCE: Some facts, figures, stats and data about Cleveland, host of the 2016 Republican National Convention: By The Associated Press.


TOLEDO, Ohio — From the air, Lt. Donald Beals spotted grounded Luftwaffe aircraft. He radioed his squadron leader, 1st Lt. Hobart Albright, who gave Lieutenant Beals the order to dive and attack. As the 22-year-old pilot started his descent, enemy anti-aircraft guns opened fire on lieutenants Beals and Albright. By Taylor Dungjen, The Blade. SENT: 900 words. An AP Member Exchange. Pursuing AP Photos.


HILLSBORO, Ohio — A small southwestern Ohio city has been rocked by the indictment of its second-term mayor, veteran standup comedian Drew Hastings. Ohio Auditor Dave Yost announced four felony counts against Hastings last week after an investigation led by a court-appointed special prosecutor from his office. The charges included election falsification, involving his disputed residency, and tampering with records. SENT: 390 words.

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— NIGHTCLUB-5 SHOT: Cleveland police are investigating a shooting that wounded five people outside a nightclub in an event that didn’t appear related to the upcoming Republican National Convention.

— FAIRGROUNDS SALE: Fair officials say they have several interested potential buyers for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds site in Dayton.

— DISTRACTED DRIVING-ENFORCEMENT: Ohio troopers will be targeting distracted driving in an enforcement effort that starts Sunday and includes their counterparts from five neighboring states.


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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.