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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The zoo gorilla shot and killed after a child got into his enclosure takes on life after death online, a phenomenon fed by genuine sadness, continued controversy over the circumstances and the penchant of many social media users for satire — which can sometimes turn offensive. By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell. SENT: 810 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — Groups representing doctors, consumers and women are asking the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board’s president because they say he can’t be impartial in abortion-related cases. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m.


CINCINNATI — A police chief says an officer fatally shot a suspect who was holding a knife to a pharmacist’s throat in a southwest Ohio drugstore. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 310 words. Pursuing AP Photos.


PARMA HEIGHTS — The 74-year-old driver of a car that slammed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio injuring nine people, two of them seriously, confused the brake with the gas pedal, police said. SENT: 270 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry. By Gillian Flaccus, Tamara Lush and Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,980 words. AP Photos. AP Video. Also moved in advance, with abridged version.


LAS VEGAS — Two defendants are set to become the first to plead guilty in Nevada to federal charges stemming from an armed confrontation with U.S. land management agents near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s ranch in 2014. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio have climbed slightly with the start of another workweek.

— FATAL SKYDIVING ACCIDENT: The owner of a skydiving company says a man has died after opening his main and reserve parachutes too late during a jump at a southwest Ohio airport.

— HOSPITAL DEATH-CLEVELAND: Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 27-year-old Cleveland woman who was dropped off a local hospital this past weekend.

— BABY RAN OVER: Police in Ohio say a 23-month-old boy has died after a family member backed up over him in a pickup truck over the weekend.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-TRUMP: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is returning northeast Ohio for another campaign rally.


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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