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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mark Gillispie. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — A convicted murderer who escaped from a state prison was caught while looking for water and apparently didn’t have an escape plan, authorities say. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.



BECKLEY, W. Va. — West Virginia State Police believe alcohol may have factored into a wrong-way crash that killed four people who were returning to Ohio from a vacation to Disney World. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 240 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A sales tax on feminine hygiene products discriminates against women and should be eliminated, according to a lawsuit seeking class-action status. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 290 words by 5 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Residents of Cleveland will have an opportunity to participate in a phone survey gauging their interactions with the northeast Ohio city’s police force as part of the city’s settlement with federal officials. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 280 words by noon.


— MURDER PLOT-FAMILY: A southwest Ohio man accused of plotting to murder his estranged wife and their two children is scheduled for an initial court appearance. SENT: 130 words.

— PEDESTRIAN DEATHS-OHIO: A safety group’s report shows the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles in Ohio in the first six months of 2015 climbed and Ohio led all states in the percentage increase over the same period in 2014.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED MOVING DEER: A northeast Ohio man is dead after police say he was hit by a car while pulling a deer he had just hit from the roadway.

— FRAUDULENT TAX FILINGS: State officials are warning Ohio employers about a scheme involving emails sent from people posing as company officials to request confidential payroll data.

— CINCINNATI-WORKER REFORMS: Officials of an Ohio city plan to push legislation aimed at improving safety and pay for city workers.

— CHURCH ABUSE: A lawyer for seven people who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests says his clients have reached settlements involving financial compensation and counseling with the Boston Archdiocese.

— CHILD RAPE CHARGES-FUGITIVE: A man wanted for almost 15 years on suspicion of raping a child in Ohio is dead after taking his own life behind bars in Colorado.


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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