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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether police departments can shield the complete files of a long-closed criminal case until all chances of appeals are exhausted, usually because the defendant is dead. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 550 words, photos.





A 15-year-old northern Ohio boy died after being electrocuted while allegedly trying to conduct an experiment he saw on YouTube, authorities say. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 225 words by 2:30 p.m.


DAYTON — A man who says he went undetected in a crashed vehicle for six hours after it was towed from an accident scene is suing an Ohio sheriff’s office employees and the towing company. SENT: 230 words.


COLUMBUS — State senators are poised to vote on a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds improvements to school buildings, roads, bridges and parks. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from session scheduled for 1:30 p.m.


MILWAUKEE — A regional body that regulates Great Lakes water meets in Chicago this week to consider a request from the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha to draw water from Lake Michigan. The group’s decision could have major implications for future requests for other cities that might want to stick a straw in the Great Lakes someday. By Greg Moore. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.


— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court upholds death sentences for two condemned killers in cases out of Toledo and suburban Cleveland.

— RAPE-DNA-INDICTMENT-FIGHT: The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a request by prosecutors and advocates for rape victims to reinstate charges against a Cleveland man accused of attacking a woman in 1993. With photo.

— BODY CAMERAS-OHIO: An Ohio House committee is debating a bipartisan bill requiring law enforcement agencies to have rules governing the use of body cameras.

— STABBING-MISTAKEN REVENGE: A former Ohio State University student has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in what police say might have been a case of misplaced revenge and mistaken identity.

— NARCOTICS DETECTIVES-THEFT CHARGES: A former suburban Cleveland narcotics detective is heading to prison after admitting to participating in a scheme to steal thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.

— OHIO COLLEGE-FRATERNITIES SUSPENDED: Two fraternities at Miami University in Ohio are suspended for hazing and alcohol-related violations.

— DAY CARE SCAM: An Ohio man accused of scamming a West Virginia day care center pleads guilty.


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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