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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has drawn widespread attention for his refusal to endorse Republican nominee and former rival Donald Trump. His fellow statewide officeholders also aren’t expressing great enthusiasm for the New York billionaire’s candidacy. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 590 words, AP Photos NY107, WX201, OHPV101-104.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two months from Election Day, Hillary Clinton has a clear edge over Donald Trump in nearly every measure traditionally used to gauge success in presidential races. She’s raising huge sums of money and flooding airwaves with television advertisements. A sophisticated data team with a history of winning White House contests is meticulously tracking voters in key battleground states. Clinton also has multiple paths to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November — so many that she could lose Ohio and Florida and still become America’s first female president. By Julie Pace. SENT: 1,013 words, AP Photos OHPV101-104.


— BC-US–Campaign 2016-Trump’s To-Do List

— BC-US–Campaign 2016-Clinton’s To-Do List


WASHINGTON — Two months before Election Day, early voting kicks off next week in North Carolina, the first in a run of key states where minority voters and young adults who cast ballots in advance could give one of the White House contenders a decisive advantage. By Hope Yen. SENT: 911 words, AP Photo WX103.


— OHIO VOTING: Voters in swing-state Ohio can soon request an absentee ballot for the fall presidential election. The office of Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to mail absentee ballot applications to voters statewide this weekend. SENT: 130 words.


INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they’re looking for ways to win in spite of him. In Indiana, GOP Senate nominee Todd Young is facing a completely different, but arguably even more frustrating challenge. By Erica Werner. SENT: 960 words, AP Photos INMC301-306.



A look at this year’s top Senate races. SENT: 450 words, AP Photos WX203, INMC303-304.



AURORA — The closing of a northeastern Ohio water park this weekend marks the end of amusement parks at Geauga Lake. Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora closes Monday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3:30 p.m., photos requested.


COLUMBUS — Dueling proposals to regulate companies that serve as intermediaries between utilities and certain apartment complexes and condominiums are percolating at the Ohio Statehouse. SENT: 330 words.


RICHFIELD — If some kind of disaster wiped out modern technology, Jim Fry and his family would get along quite nicely. They already live much of their lives as if it were 1900. While they do make concessions to modern living with electricity and modern bathrooms, they milk cows and goats and make their own butter and cheese. The raise a wide variety of organic vegetables and fruits, using only the fertilizer provided by the animals. By Michael Sangiacomo, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. SENT: 1,325 words, photos requested.

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— ZOO-POLAR BEAR CUB: Monday is the last day visitors to an Ohio zoo can see a female polar bear cub born there and hand-reared by staff before she relocates.

— DOUBLE SHOOTING-ARREST: Cincinnati police have arrested a suspect in a double shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured.

— CINCINNATI FIREWORKS: A famous fireworks display in Cincinnati is turning 40.

— GAS DRILLING-EARTHQUAKES-LAWSUIT: A Youngstown-area wastewater injection well that’s at the center of a dispute over Ohio’s authority to regulate oil-and-gas operations will remain closed during litigation by judge’s order.

— CINCINNATI STREETCAR: Authorities have added signs, painted lane arrows and flexible barriers in downtown Cincinnati to help motorists adjust to the new streetcar service.

— REVOLUTIONARY WAR FLAG: The chance to see a rare Revolutionary War-era flag believed to have once flown over Castle Island on the shore of Boston Harbor is rapidly coming to a close. The exhibit featuring the 13-star flag, owned by an Ohio family, at the Commonwealth Museum in Boston closes Sunday.


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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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