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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — A key lawmaker says an apparently unconstitutional provision in Ohio’s medical marijuana law, which set aside a percentage of the state’s pot licenses for minorities, was spotted during debate but left in the bill to get needed votes. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 480 words.


ELYRIA — Skeletal remains found in northern Ohio have been identified as those of a young woman who vanished 18 years ago while acting as an informant for police in a drug case. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office recently confirmed that the remains found in March on farmland belonged to Angela Marie Hall, who was last seen in January 1998 when she was 25. SENT: 250 words.


TOLEDO — At Lee Lashaway’s Perrysburg Township farm, the smell of sweet corn and butter drifted through the air, while a long line of people snaked through the front of the field in wait of bean soup. But if you looked past the crowd, you’d see rows and rows of antique yet functional gas engines and tractors, as well as a crisscross of motors in motion across the field. And behind that, streaks of smoke on the horizon marked the main draw of the Five Point Steam Threshers Reunion this year: people threshing wheat the old-fashioned way, with steam engines. By Michelle Liu, The (Toledo) Blade. SENT: 520 words, pursing photos.


— ATTORNEY CITED-BLACK LIVES MATTER BUTTON: A municipal court judge in Ohio has cited an attorney for contempt of court and given her five days in jail after she refused to remove a Black Lives Matter button she was wearing.

— OHIO TREE-SHAWSHANK: An Ohio tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen.

— BAR SHOOTING-OHIO: Police in southwest Ohio are investigating a shooting at a bar that left one man dead and several others wounded.

— FRIEND SHOOTS TEEN: A northern Ohio teenager accused of accidentally shooting and seriously hurting his 13-year-old friend as they prepared to go bird-shooting has been charged with negligent assault in juvenile court.

— TROUBLED BARS-CRACKDOWN: A city in northwest Ohio is looking to take quicker action against troubled bars following a murder and a shooting this year at one local establishment.


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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.