AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 2 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a dispute over releasing copies of final autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight people from one family. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 460 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohioans concerned about the promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act and stoked by a growing anti-Trump movement have organized town halls across the battleground state that are mostly being skipped by their congressional representatives. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Lawmakers are teaming up with the Ohio prisons agency to announce a bipartisan effort to update the state’s criminal justice laws. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 410 words, photos.


SANDUSKY — A woman who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home pleads not guilty to a charge of gross sexual imposition. SENT: 170 words.


— OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Ohio University trustees have chosen former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the school’s 21st president.

— JAIL OFFICER-INMATE PHONES: A former Ohio jail officer accused of facilitating drug trafficking by trying to sell phones to inmates has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

— POLICE-HOMEWORK HELP: The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with math homework says the responding officer’s engaging approach is what counts, though his math was a little off.

— ASSAULT-FACEBOOK VIDEO: Police say video of an alleged attack on a woman that was posted on Facebook led to warrants charging eight women and a man with felonious assault.

— DRIVERS FEES-OHIO: Ohio drivers may be paying more to get their license plate or driver’s license under proposed changes to the state transportation budget.

— COLUMBUS POLICE-DISPUTED PROGRAM: An anti-crime summer initiative by police will be expanded to a year-round program in Ohio’s capital, where it has drawn criticism from protesters following fatal shootings by officers.

— TOLEDO VOTE-BODY CAMERAS: Toledo city officials have voted to fund the purchase of more body cameras for police.

— OHIO SWIMMER-HALL OF FAME: The late long-distance swimmer Walter Poenisch, of central Ohio, has been named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. With photos.

— CRASH-BURNING CAR: Authorities in Akron say a multiple vehicle crash left one person dead and three injured.


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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.