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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




TOLEDO — The people who make up the Electoral College in Ohio don’t have much choice because they’re bound by a state law that requires electors to vote for the nominee of the party that appointed them. By John Seewer. SENT: 460 words.



DELAWARE — At least 11 Ohio colleges and universities are standing up for immigrant students who could see their statuses change after President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. SENT: 300 words.


PERRYSBURG — An Ohio woman is fighting to keep her six chickens after she was told her pets had to go. SENT: 275 words.


MIDDLETOWN — A Secret Santa has paid off nearly $5,000 in shoppers’ layaways at a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart store. SENT: 180 words.



CANAL WINCHESTER — The twice-injured veteran was moved to tears as he entered the beautiful, newly renovated home. By Alissa Widman Neese. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 500 words.


— MISSING OFFICIAL: Investigators say they are looking at all possibilities in the disappearance of a township trustee in northeast Ohio.

__ COLUMBUS HOMICIDES: Police in Ohio’s capital are investigating the 100th homicide of the year.

__ DETERIORATED DAM: A panel that oversees state spending has approved the release of $1.3 million for design work and other pre-construction activities involving plans to replace a deteriorated central Ohio dam.

__ OHIO BUDGET-HUSTED: Ohio’s Republican elections chief says his office doesn’t need state tax money for the next two years because of what he’s calling “wise financial management” over the last six years.

__ DEADLY ARGUMENT: Ohio police say a Middletown man has been arrested in the shooting death of his wife.

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.