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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 6 p.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — For pundits and politicos baffled by the appeal of a wealthy New York businessman to the struggling white working class in Appalachia and Rust Belt mill towns, J.D. Vance’s book “Hillbilly Elegy” is offering some insights. It’s a vivid, deeply personal tour of the stark world he grew up in, set mainly in this southwestern Ohio city hit hard by the decline of its dominant steelmaking company, but also in his familial eastern Kentucky hills region. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 800 words. AP photos.



WORTHINGTON — An Ohio man says he’s struggling and that his family will face a long battle emotionally and physically after a van headed for a high school water polo tournament pulled out in front of a semitrailer, killing one of his daughters and seriously injuring his wife and two other daughters. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio state auditor says there’s nothing to indicate that public corruption occurs more frequently in small towns than in large cities, but adds that the damage it can cause in smaller communities is felt more strongly. SENT: 350 words.



LORAIN — A vessel sitting on the bottom of Lake Erie is the newest find for a pair of shipwreck hunters who search the waters off Lorain. The ship, Republic, has not been seen for more than a century, but this summer Avon Lake shipwreck hunters and authors Georgann and Mike Wachter pinpointed the location about 40 feet below the surface of the lake. By Richard Payerchin, Lorain Morning Journal. SENT: 790 words. MANDATORY MEMBER CREDIT.


— BLACK LIVES MATTER BUTTON: A lawyer sentenced to five days in an Ohio jail for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter button while in court has filed a federal lawsuit, saying her free speech rights were violated.

— MAYOR HOSPITALIZED-MOLD SCARE: A northeast Ohio mayor has been hospitalized after toxic mold spores were found in his City Hall office.

— KILLER’S SENTENCE-JUDGE MISSPOKE: An Ohio man who admitted fatally stabbing a woman while high on LSD has taken a plea deal rather than proceeding with the new trial he won because a judge misspoke about his eligibility for early release.

— DIET CLINICS-CHARGES: Prosecutors say the owner and three employees of a trio of Cleveland-area diet clinics are charged with running an operation that illegally sold over a million doses of amphetamines.

— BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS-OHIO: The diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in a wild deer in southeast Indiana this week is prompting warnings for cattle owners and hunters in Ohio.


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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