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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

BOEHNER’S NEW JOB

CINCINNATI — Former House Speaker John Boehner will be returning to Washington for a new job, joining a prominent legal and lobbying firm. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 250 words. AP Photo.

HIRED KILLING-WRONG HOUSE

CHARDON — A man has been convicted of aggravated murder and other charges in a 2006 contract killing in which a hired killer went to the wrong Ohio home and killed someone with the same name as the intended target. SENT: 290 words.

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.

TV-SIMON VS HANNITY

NEW YORK — Television producer David Simon and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity are tossing vulgarities at each other on social media. SENT: 170 words.

HELLISH SUMMER

WASHINGTON — This summer’s weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 880 words. AP Photos. Graphics.

HEROIN-FOSTER CARE

COLUMBUS — Child welfare advocates in Ohio say children have become the “invisible victims” of the opioid crisis as more kids are put into foster care and funding for children services agencies falls short. SENT: 480 words.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: An attorney for a girl shot in the leg when a Columbus policeman fired at a dog says the family’s $780,000 settlement with the city holds police accountable for an “error in judgment.”

— OHIO VOTING-ABSENTEE: State officials say more than 524,000 absentee ballots have been requested in Ohio this year — an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period during the 2012 presidential election.

— REGIONAL JAIL DISPUTE: A northwest Ohio jail has approved a tentative deal to let Toledo resume sending its code violators there and it’s allowing its attorney to demand a $1.1 million payment it never received for a 60-day period where the jail housed the city’s inmates.

— COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM: The state says more than 52,000 students participated during the first full year of a statewide program that allows Ohio middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit.

— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: The public wake and funeral for a veteran Ohio trooper who was struck and killed on a Cleveland interstate have been moved to a local college.

— LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Republican state lawmaker from northwest Ohio plans to resign in two weeks to work for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

— MACY’S-HOLIDAY HIRING: Macy’s plans to hire about 83,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, about equal to the number of hires last year.

— BICYCLING ADVOCATE STRUCK: A Cleveland cycling advocate who was riding her bicycle to Seattle was critically injured when she was struck by a car on U.S. Highway 2 in northwestern Montana.

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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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