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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




OAKWOOD, Ohio — Anger and skepticism fill the streets of this wealthy suburban enclave following intense scrutiny of a six-month rape sentence handed down to a former resident, a star swimmer for Stanford whose conviction ended his athletic career and cast a light on his background and the community he grew up in. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 800 words, AP Photos PAJL101-102.





COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Education is pushing legislation that would makes changes to a statewide program offering free college credit to middle- and high-schoolers. SENT: 310 words.


COLUMBUS — Three central Ohio residents who endured horrific foster care child abuse have joined several young survivors going public with their stories. SENT: 288 words.


SANDUSKY — Those in this city of 26,000 used to know which parts of town to avoid when summer brought the annual influx of more than 3 million visitors to Cedar Point. But with the increased popularity of short-term rental services such as Airbnb and HomeAway, some residents no longer can be sure that their neighborhoods will stay secluded from increasingly frequent — and at times, rowdy — vacationers. By Gabby Deutch, The (Toledo) Blade. SENT: 1,040 words, requesting photos.

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— SEX ABUSE CHARGE-CHESS TEACHER: An Ohio chess teacher accused of sexually abusing two young students has been found guilty of two charges in his second trial.

— DEM 2016-CLINTON-OHIO: Hillary Clinton has announced plans to visit Cleveland and Cincinnati as part of a two-day swing through the region.

— YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS-TAKEOVER: The first chief executive officer of Youngstown City Schools says supporting teachers is key to pulling the troubled district out of academic distress.

— BANKER KILLED-SECURITY CAMERAS: North Charleston’s mayor is calling for more security cameras after a tourist from Ohio was gunned down and killed outside a hotel last month.

— TRAFICANT AIDE-THEFT CHARGE: A former aide and longtime supporter of the late U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. has been charged with felony theft after authorities say she stole more than $100,000 from an elderly woman with dementia.

— BABY’S DEATH-BENADRYL: A central Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month old child has been indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

— GRANDPARENT SCAM FOILED: A suburban Cincinnati grocery checkout employee is being credited with preventing an 86-year-old man from becoming the latest “grandparent scam” victim.

— SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM: Ohio families are being reminded that schoolchildren can receive free meals throughout the summer through a program funded by the federal government and administered by the state.


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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