AP-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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — A jury recommends an Ohio man convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags should die by lethal injection. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: 425 words by 2:30 p.m. Pursuing photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers vote to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer in a move that would allow craft brewers in the state to create boozier beer. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 620 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — A federal judge has granted a suspended juvenile court judge’s request to delay her six-month jail sentence as she further appeals her 2014 conviction for unlawful interest in a public contract. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2:30 p.m. Pursuing file photo.


— OHIO ELECTIONS-LIBERTARIANS: A federal judge has delivered a legal victory to Ohio’s elections chief and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party’s gubernatorial candidate from 2014 fall ballots.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: Officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose again in April as 13,600 jobs were lost over the month.

— AKRON OFFICER-INDICTED: A northeast Ohio police officer will avoid jail but must serve a year of probation for beating a man last spring following a police charity event in Cleveland.

— FBI ESCAPE: Police say a man arrested on federal charges escaped FBI custody in Cincinnati and is on the run.

— OHIO MINISTER-SEX CHARGES: An Ohio minister convicted of sexually assaulting a juvenile and an adult who were members of his congregation and another juvenile has been sentenced to life in prison.

— UNIVERSITY-POLICE CHIEF: The University of Cincinnati says it has narrowed its search for a new police chief to three finalists less than a year after a former campus police officer was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of motorist during a traffic stop.

— SENIOR CITIZENS HALL OF FAME-OHIO: Annie Glenn, the wife of former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn, is among the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame’s latest inductees.


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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