BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 1:30pm, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, Ohio — Two years after Ohio State University fired its marching band director for failing to rein in a “sexualized culture,” a lawsuit against the university continues even as the ex-director has moved on and the band has a new leader. By Julie Carr Smyth and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 745 words, AP Photos OHCOL201-202.



COLUMBUS — A former Ohio state lawmaker and secretary of state candidate who campaigned for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary says she’s endorsing the party’s platform and its people — because “it’s not about the individual.” SENT: 300 words.


— CAMPAIGN 2016-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has no idea how he’ll vote come November because he doesn’t support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. He also says he isn’t sure whether Trump can win Ohio if he remains so divisive. SENT: 130 words.



COLUMBUS — A Michigan man has been arrested on a felony drug-trafficking charge after two dozen concertgoers became ill from eating THC-laced candies at a northeast Ohio rap music festival. SENT: 140 words.


CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police shot and killed a robbery suspect on a downtown square early Sunday, in the department’s third fatal encounter with a suspect this year. SENT: 195 words.


COLUMBUS — Judith Ann Lanzinger had always considered herself a literal person, a judge who prefers words on paper to be clear — especially in legal briefs and statutes. But now the Ohio Supreme Court justice embraces some ambiguous words, teaching poetry to fellow judges, helping them, like herself, to use art and literature to break down barriers and to prompt introspection. By Jim Provance, The (Toledo) Blade. SENT: 940 words, pursuing photos.

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— PURPLE HEART FORGERY-APPEAL: Ohio’s highest court won’t hear the appeal of an Iraq War veteran convicted of changing discharge papers to get license plates intended for combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients.

— DRUGS AND GUNS-TRIAL: The final three defendants accused of crimes committed as members of a violent central Ohio gang have rejected plea deals and will go to trial.

— YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS-TAKEOVER: The chief executive officer of Youngstown City Schools has worked for nearly six weeks without receiving a paycheck.

— PLANE CRASH-PILOT HURT: The state Highway Patrol says a pilot injured his arm when his single engine airplane struck a barn and crashed in a pasture.



COLUMBUS — Coming off a 12-1 season and a No. 4 national ranking, Ohio State opens practice with lots of new faces that will be expected to fill key spots on the depth chart. By Mitch Stacy. 500 words, photos. Developing from 5:30 p.m. availability of Urban Meyer and players.


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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