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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 200 words. AP Photos


CINCINNATI — Ohio Republicans leave the Cleveland convention with mixed feelings about their party’s presidential nominee, while saying they will choose him over his Democratic foe. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 520 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — A federal judge rejects an investors’ group $100 million lawsuit against Venezuela seeking payment of three-decade-old promissory notes. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: about 500 words by 3 p.m. AP Photo.


CINCINNATI — A black Cincinnati police officer is under investigation over a Facebook post that mentioned that white officers “are looking for a reason to kill a black man.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Tensions give way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concluded quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos. AP Video.




CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton moves closer to introducing her running mate, seeking to snatch attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and foreboding turn at the podium. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 1,070 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


CLEVELAND — Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president, promising anxious Americans that they will be safer and richer if he is elected in November. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Matthew Daly. SENT: 690 words.


WASHINGTON — Despite promising “the truth, and nothing else” in his convention speech, Donald Trump presents the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton’s record and more. By Calvin Woodward and Michael Biesecker. SENT: 2,000 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — After a slow start, big money is flowing toward efforts to help Donald Trump. By Julie Byckowicz. SENT: 880 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s daughter promises that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the campaign trail. By Stephen Ohlemacher. SENT: 420 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — With five letters, Donald Trump brushes off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights — at least for a night. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


PHILADELPHIA — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area. By Kristen De Groot. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.


— OFFICER-GLASS IN SANDWICH: Police in Ohio’s capital city say glass shards in a sandwich served to a policeman weren’t put there intentionally.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate was down in June compared with the previous month, while up from a year ago

— BODY FOUND-POND: Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a central Ohio pond.

— CHILD UNRESPONSIVE-BATHTUB: A 2-year-old boy has been hospitalized after authorities say he was found unresponsive in a bathtub in southwest Ohio

— DRUG DISTRIBUTION: A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin mixed with fentanyl in Ohio County, West Virginia.

— STABBINGS IN HOUSE: A 17-year-old boy in Toledo has been sentenced to life prison without parole for killing his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend and her 14-year-old brother.

— CINCINNATI ZOO-HIPPOS: Hippos can be seen at the Cincinnati Zoo for the first time in 20 years with the opening of a new $7.5 million exhibit.

— CINCINNATI GARDENS-SALE: The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has finalized its purchase of an aging arena that once hosted The Beatles and was home to the western Ohio city’s former NBA franchise.

— CLINTON-COMMISSIONER’S COMMENTS: A county official in Ohio is apologizing after a newspaper quoted him as saying that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “should be hanging from a tree.”

— SHOOTING DEATH-RALLY: Police say they have arrested two teenagers in the fatal shooting of a man during an impromptu anti-violence rally at a lakeside park in suburban Cleveland.

— ZIKA FUNDING-OHIO: The state will receive nearly $1 million in federal funds to help protect Ohioans from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.


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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.