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 [email protected] Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Ann Sanner. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Republican Gov. John Kasich joins state officials to help kick off the Ohio State Fair. The appearance comes after the former presidential candidate went to Cleveland last week, but stayed away from his party’s convention. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos planned.


— STATE FAIR-OHIO: Ohio’s 163rd state fair features a visit from Gov. John Kasich and a variety of new attractions at the fairgrounds in Columbus.

— BKN–CAVALIERS-BUTTER SCULPTURE: Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team’s NBA title. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court reinstates charges of rape and kidnapping against a Cleveland man who argued a long delay in indicting him was unconstitutional. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 460 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says the state funeral board authorized its former director to practice law without a license by allowing her to negotiate violation settlements. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


— CHILDREN SHOT-COLUMBUS: An Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his young niece and wounding his nephew when he tried to “quiet them” has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder.

— POKEMON PLAYER-CELLPHONE ROBBERY: Police say a man playing “Pokemon Go” in an Ohio park was robbed of his cellphone and shot three times.

— COURT ORDER-AIR CONDITIONING: Uncomfortable working conditions have prompted judges in a northeast Ohio county to order that courthouse air conditioning remain on throughout the day after it was switched off on warm afternoons as a cost-saving measure.

— CABINS-STATE PARKS: Ohio’s prisons system and natural resources department have signed an agreement allowing inmates to build new versions of the state’s most popular park cabin.

— OHIO BUDGET-RAINY DAY FUND: The state budget office says it has deposited $29.5 million in Ohio’s rainy-day fund, taking its total to more than $2 billion.

— CINCINNATI-FIREFIGHTER DEATH: An investigation into a deadly blaze says a series of mistakes by fire crews led to poor visibility for rescuers, including a veteran Cincinnati firefighter who died when he plunged into a fifth-floor elevator shaft.

— POLITICS-BAR SHOOTING: A heated argument over presidential politics turned violent at a bar in Cleveland, leaving one man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

— VOTER ROLLS-LAWSUIT: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is slated to hear arguments over the way swing state Ohio maintains its voter rolls.

— EARNS-GOODYEAR: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $202 million.

— JUDICIAL COLLEGE-40 YEARS: The Ohio Supreme Court is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the state’s continuing education program for judges.

— NOTRE DAME-BAND FACILITY: An Ohio couple has donated $5 million to the University of Notre Dame for a marching band practice field.

— SALAD RECALL-MEIJER: Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. says some salads and sandwiches that it sells are being recalled due to a potential risk of salmonella contamination.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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