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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Former Republican U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, a two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the GOP establishment, died Sunday. He was 79. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 940 words, AP Photos NY110, NY112.




CLEVELAND — Ohio’s largest county is asking the federal government to waive rules that would make more publicly funded beds available for long-term drug treatment as it battles a growing epidemic of heroin and fentanyl abuse that has killed 200 people so far this year. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 450 words.


UNDATED — A number of recent sexual abuse scandals around the U.S. have cast a spotlight on elite boarding schools that enroll children as young as 10 or 11. By Michelle R. Smith and Denise Lavoie. SENT: 1,230 words.


PALO ALTO, Calif. — Stanford University graduating students and women’s rights advocates plan to use the school’s commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 450 words, AP Photos PAJL101-102. Will be updated.


— EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE-HOMETOWN. Emotions are running high in the Ohio hometown of an ex-Stanford University swimmer whose background has come under scrutiny following a perceived light sentence for the sexually assault of a woman behind a dumpster. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 960 words, photos. Retransmitted to add context.



CLEVELAND — A high-tech buoy was placed eight miles offshore in Lake Erie in preparation for construction of a wind farm, but it’s proving to be a treasure trove of environmental information for boaters, fishermen and scientists. SENT: 330 words.



OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have clinched their only two championships out West on the road, last year at Cleveland and in 1975 at Washington with a sweep of the Bullets. On Monday night, they could finish off LeBron James and the Cavaliers at home in roaring Oracle Arena. They had so much fun with their championship parade in downtown Oakland last June, that Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and the rest of the Warriors would like nothing more than to clinch a second straight title in front of their loyal fans and avoid another long flight to northern Ohio. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. By Janie McCauley.


— CEDAR FAIR CEO: Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment says it has extended the contract of its chief executive officer.

— WRIGHT BROTHERS-FACTORY: Aviation advocates and historians are praising the state for allotting $1 million in funding to preserve and develop the southwest Ohio site where the Wright brothers built airplanes.

— CASINO-DEVELOPMENT: A developer is planning to build a new hotel and shopping complex near Toledo’s Hollywood Casino. The plans include restaurants and even an aerial gondola that will connect to the casino.


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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