AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 2:00 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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Donald Trump’s campaign tries to brush off charges of plagiarism and recover quickly from an unforced stumble as he advanced within steps of officially seizing the Republican nomination for president. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos, AP Video.




CLEVELAND — Members of the planning team for the California GOP delegation were recovering Tuesday from a bout of norovirus although no delegates themselves appeared to be affected. UPCOMING 500 words by 2:30 p.m. By Michael Hill and Mark Gillispie. AP Photos. AP Video.




CLEVELAND — Cleveland police trying to keep protests from turning violent during the Republican convention are relying heavily on officers on bikes, who are not only more maneuverable but are seen as friendlier and less intimidating. By Mark Gillispie and Michael Hill. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — The Trump campaign dismisses criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.” By Erica Werner and Scott Bauer. SENT: 910 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


CLEVELAND — Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, questions the contributions to civilization of groups of people who aren’t white. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.


After a tumultuous first day of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 980 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — The Republican Party has adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump’s policies. By Steve Peoples. AP Photos.


Donald Trump’s voters adored him for mostly paying his own way in the first half of the presidential campaign. Yet those same people are shrugging their shoulders now that he’s raising money just like the rivals he once disparaged as the “puppets” of big donors. By Julie Bykowicz and Emily Swanson. SENT: 1060 words, photos.


— AP POLL_CAMPAIGN 2016-METHOD. SENT: 200 words.


CINCINNATI — A prosecutor is investigating events surrounding the police detention of an Emirati businessman at an Ohio hotel in a case that has drawn international attention. A look at the particulars. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 460 words. AP Photo.


COLUMBUS — A young black bear that escaped its Ohio zoo enclosure by scaling a fence with electrified wires previously climbed trees wrapped with “hot wires” intended to jolt animals as a deterrent, according to an inspection report. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 420 words.


CLEVELAND — Making good on his promise to “be part of the solution,” Browns running back Isaiah Crowell attended the weekend funeral of one of the five Dallas police officers slain in a recent attack by a gunman. By Tom Withers. SENT: 410 words. AP Photos. Also moving on some sports wires.


— TRAFFIC STOP-SHOOTING: A rally marking the one-year anniversary of the death of a black motorist fatally shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop is scheduled in Cincinnati.

— OFFICER-GLASS IN SANDWICH: Police in Ohio’s capital city say an officer was served a sandwich containing glass shards at a restaurant, and an assault squad is investigating whether it was intentional.

— COLD CASE-WOMAN SLAIN: A man convicted in the slaying of a woman who died 33 years ago in northwest Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

— DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: Lawyers for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons say they don’t oppose genetic testing sought by prosecutors.

— SHERIFF-ARMED STAFFERS: A sheriff in southwest Ohio is encouraging staffers with licenses to carry to bring their weapons to work.

— SKELETAL REMAINS-FARM: Investigators are working to determine what led up to the death of a 30-year-old mother whose skeletal remains were recently uncovered at a southwestern Ohio farm.

— HOUSE EXPLOSION: Authorities say an explosion has destroyed a home in southwest Ohio, killing two dogs inside.

— OHIO PARK-CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: One of the nation’s oldest amusement parks is offering something new this holiday season in southwest Ohio.

— CASTLE UPKEEP: Fundraising is underway for repairs to a 111-year-old landmark building designed as a castle in northeastern Ohio.

— FBC-OHIO STATE-DUNN: Ohio State says its most experienced running back has been kicked off the team for violating the rules.

— FRANCISCANS-CHILD SEX ABUSE: Three Franciscan friars won’t stand trial until at least next year on charges linked to their role in supervising a suspected sexual predator accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school.


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