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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — The Ohio Supreme Court for the third time will consider the issue of automated traffic enforcement, hearing arguments Tuesday on the city of Dayton’s appeal of a law strictly limiting red-light and speed cameras in a case with statewide implications. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. AP photos.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, including a woman from Ohio, were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. They were collecting their luggage when a gunman opened fired in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at the airport — a hub for cruisers headed to Port Everglades. By Tamara Lush, Jeff Martin, Ben Finley and David Pitt. SENT: 950 words. AP photos.



WEST PORTSMOUTH — Experts plan to search for rare and endangered species this spring in Ohio’s Shawnee State Forest as they try to stop logging in the area, members of an environmental group said. SENT: 300 words.


ONLINE ADULTERY — Two University of Toledo graduate students have mined data from the hacked website Ashley Madison to map areas in the country where the most unfaithful husbands live. An affluent Connecticut county leads the pack in infidelity with the Cleveland area and southwest Ohio high on the list of unfaithful husbands. By Sarah Elms, Toledo Blade. SENT: 715 words.


__ COUPLE OVERDOSES-WHITE CASTLE: Police say a married couple has been charged with child endangering after overdosing in front of their two small children at a White Castle restaurant in Southwest Ohio.

__ HISTORIC FARMS-OHIO: Ohio officials say 118 historic farms recognized last year by the state are among more than 1,300 farms now registered in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.

__ EMERGENCY-DOG TAGS: A southwest Ohio county sheriff says residents were alarmed when they received a call from an emergency notification system. That is until the message reminded the roughly 20,000 Butler County residents to renew dog licenses.

__ OHIO COLLEGE-AMTRAK STOP: Miami University college has pledged $350,000 for an Amtrak train stop to give students, parents and alumni another transportation option.

__ ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER: A support group plans to open a northwest Ohio treatment facility for opiate addicts that will be staffed mostly with recovering addicts.