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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — John Glenn’s home state and the nation begin saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut starting with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 310 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from viewing that began at noon.


CLEVELAND — The county prosecutor in Cleveland is asking judges to void 40 convictions in cases investigated by three rogue narcotics detectives sent to federal prison for fabricating evidence and stealing tens of thousands of dollars from people they targeted. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m.


— UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI-PRESIDENT: A new president for the University of Cincinnati is expected to be announced this weekend.

— LGBT RIGHTS-SCHOOL-LAWSUIT: A federal appellate court has denied a request by an Ohio school district to stop a transgender child from using the restroom of her choice while school officials appeal an earlier ruling in the student’s favor.

— USED CAR-HEROIN FIND: A Kentucky man bothered by a rattle in a car he’d recently bought at an Ohio auto auction has found 2 pounds of heroin in a secret compartment inside the vehicle.

— CLEVELAND SHOOTING SUSPECT: A man has turned himself in to police in connection with a double shooting that left one woman dead and a teenage boy seriously injured in Cleveland.

— CHILD ASSAULT-LIFE SENTENCE: A northeast Ohio man will serve life in prison for the rape and brutal beating of his fiancée’s 3-year-old son while the boy was under his care in May 2015.

— POLICE KILLING-UAE CITIZEN: Investigators say it could take months before a ruling is made in the case of an Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed United Arab Emirates citizen who fled after a crash.

— SCALDED CHILD DIES: Prosecutors will retry the father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after the boy’s stepmother put him in a scalding bath.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate is unchanged from October to November.

— OFFICER-MOTORCYCLE SHOOTING: A former police officer in Ohio has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of assault in the shooting of an unarmed motorcyclist in 2009 that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

— TRUMP-RNC-OHIO DIRECTOR: The man who ran President-elect Donald Trump’s successful campaign operation in Ohio has been named to a key position within the Republican National Committee.

— POLICE SHOOT ROBBERY SUSPECT: A man who authorities believe is the so-called “Buckeye Bandit” suspected of robbing numerous central Ohio banks since 2013 has been indicted on additional federal bank robbery charges.


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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.