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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

BULLETS IN BACKPACK-COURT

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court considers the case of a teen charged with possession of a gun on school grounds based on a search of his backpack, which two lower courts have said was unconstitutional even weighed against the lower privacy rights allowed students in school. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 530 words, photos.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Ohio regulators have proposed restrictions on how much medical marijuana a patient could buy that would be among the strictest in the nation. SENT: 300 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-PRINTED PROSTHETIC HANDS

CINCINNATI — College and high school students in the Cincinnati area are using 3D printing to solve medical problems in the community. By Kate Murphy. The Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 1,700 words.

IN BRIEF:

CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: Cleveland has agreed to pay more than $13.2 million in a little over two years to settle lawsuits over police misconduct.

TRASH BIN BODY: Authorities near Columbus are trying to identify the body of a woman found in a trash bin that was partially submerged in a creek.

KINGS ISLAND-JOB FAIR: A southwest Ohio theme park plans a March 4 job fair as it seeks to fill some 4,200 seasonal positions for the 2017 season.

UNIVERSITY-SCHOLARSHIPS: The University of Akron is aiming to encourage students to graduate within four years by offering a new scholarship that grows in value annually if recipients maintain a 2.0 GPA.

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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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