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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A bailout is being proposed for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that would end up increasing rates for FirstEnergy Corp.’s customers in the state. Backers say the plants give Ohio a diverse lineup of energy sources and are vital to their communities because of the jobs and tax reveue they generate. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words.

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CINCINATTI, Ohio — Cincinnati’s police chief is leading an effort to fight crime with technology. The Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2p08BUf) that Eliot Isaac has sought to expand the force’s technology efforts since becoming chief in 2015. SENT: 250 words.


JERRY CITY, Ohio — A snippet of shoestring is one of the only clues to Jamie Smith’s mysterious birth 26 years ago. On March 24, 1991, she was found in the back seat of an unlocked sedan in Fostoria. She appeared on the plush upholstery as if dropped by a stork one Sunday afternoon. By Vanessa McCray, The Blade. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,700 words.


— ARTISTS VILLAGE: A project in Ohio to turn shipping containers into homes for traveling artists is moving ahead. The plan is for the first artists to move in near downtown Akron this summer.

FIREFIGHTER DIES-COURT: The attorney for one of two men charged in a house fire that resulted in an Ohio firefighter’s death wants his trial moved.

— MOTHER’S DEPORTATION-APPEAL: The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cincinnati is urging mercy for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who is facing imminent deportation.


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.