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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO

COLUMBUS — A federal appeals plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 510 words, photo.

WITH:

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO-THE LATEST.

DRUG DEATHS-OHIO REVIEWS

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich has proposed allowing counties to create committees that would review overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings. SENT: 270 words.

EARNS-MACY’S

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc., the nation’s largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by store closures and other costs. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 600 words, photos, graphic.

IN BRIEF:

— TEENS SHOT-CLEVELAND: Four teenagers have been wounded in two separate shootings in Cleveland.

— XGR–CURSIVE WRITING: Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio’s elementary schools.

— XGR–PAYDAY LOANS-OHIO: A Republican lawmaker who vowed to push payday lending reform in Ohio has decided not to sponsor such a bill during her final two-year term, marking a setback for those hoping to further crack down on that industry.

— BOY SHOT-ROBBERY: Police in northeastern Ohio say a 10-year-old boy was shot and wounded during a confrontation that was reported as an attempted robbery.

— DINOSAUR SKELETON-MUSEUM: A geological museum at Ohio State University wants to buy a new dinosaur skeleton for its collection, and it’s hoping the public will pitch in funding to make that happen.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio have dipped slightly in the past week, and the state average for a gallon of regular fuel was about $2.09 in Tuesday’s survey.

— UNIVERSITY TOLEDO-RENOVATE: The University of Toledo has approved a financial plan for campus-wide renovations.

— EARNS-NORDSON: Westlake-based Nordson Corp. reports fiscal first-quarter earnings of $50 million.

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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.

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