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. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — The mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice says she’s trying to find a path forward for herself and her family two years after her son was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun at the city recreation where he played nearly every day. Rice is working to create a foundation in Tamir’s name to provide scholarships and mentor children using a portion of what she’s owed from the city of Cleveland in a $6 million settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit, she told The Associated Press in an interview last week. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 720 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — A wall that for decades has isolated one of the country’s oldest low-income housing projects from the rest of a Cleveland neighborhood has been covered with a colorful mural of local children as part of an artistic effort to brighten the area. SENT: 400 words, photos.


WILLARD — Bruce Tanner walked nearly 800 miles from Maine to Ohio to prove there are still good people in the world, but he has no intentions of slowing his goal of being kind to others and spreading positivity. Tanner, who lives in Plymouth, recently returned home from the 21-day trek he billed “the tireless pursuit of positivity” across the northeast United States. By Emily Mills, The Mansfield News Journal. SENT: 700 words.


RHODES SCHOLARS-OHIO: A college student from Ohio is among the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.

CINCINNATI SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: A large Ohio school district will soon begin the search for a new leader. Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan says she will retire next summer after nine years as the chief administrator.

INDIANS BALLPARK UPGRADES: The Cleveland Indians are planning another round of upgrades at Progressive Field that include fixing up the elevators and putting in new sod on the field.

MUSSEL MYSTERY: Biologists and environmental officials remain stumped on why mussels are dying in a central Ohio river known for its biodiversity.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.