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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Republican legislative leaders from Ohio and Wisconsin are joining forces, and hoping to enlist others, as they prepare for massive changes in how the federal government under President Donald Trump deals with states. By Julie Carr Smyth and Scott Bauer. SENT: 480 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” is “not going to happen.” SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review the case of the Ohio leader of a breakaway group that was accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m., photo.


COLUMBUS — A panel of business leaders tapped by Republican Gov. John Kasich to recommend cost-cutting measures at Ohio colleges and universities is set to deliver its first findings. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m., developing from 2 p.m. news conference.


— SASSY OBITUARY: Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — “I was born. I lived. I died.” — and instructs people to “wait the appropriate amount of time” before trying to claim her stuff.

— FLU-OHIO: Health officials say a 9-year-old boy from Marion is the fifth child to die after suffering flu-related illness in Ohio this month.

— STATE OF THE STATE-OHIO: Ohio lawmakers have signed off on the governor’s plan to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Sandusky.

— XGR–FRONT LICENSE PLATES: Ohio motorists wouldn’t be required to have a front license plate on their vehicles under a proposal being considered by a state House committee.

— WWII MEDALS PRESENTED: A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ohio has received his combat medals that were mistakenly withheld.

— JAIL DEATH SETTLMENT: Lucas County will pay $750,000 to the family of a murder suspect who was found unresponsive in jail and later died in 2004.

— BUDGET SHORTFALL-CINCINNATI: A $25.1 million shortfall has been projected for Cincinnati’s upcoming budget, and the city manager is recommending most departments prepare to make 10 percent budget cuts.

— RAPE DNA-REOPENED CASE: The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed the case of an adult identified as a suspect in a rape he allegedly committed as a teenager.

— ARGUMENT SHOOTING-COLUMBUS: Authorities in Columbus say a shooting left a man dead and a woman injured.

— SUNOCO PIPELINE: Sunoco Logistics Partners says there’s so much interest in its plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania that they’ll actually build two pipelines.


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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.