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. John Seewer is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HEROIN OVERDOSES-BACKLASH

CINCINNATI — First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people say they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers. Authorities say people have expressed frustration about rescuing addicts who often immediately resume using the potentially deadly drug. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 950 words.

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OVERDOSE DEATHS-CLEVELAND

UNDATED — Authorities were trying Sunday to discover the types of drugs involved in a spate of overdoses that killed seven people in the Cleveland area a day earlier. By John Seewer. SENT: 280 words.

GAS DRILLING-ROYALTY FIGHT

WYALUSING, Pa. — Jan Brown’s royalty statements show why so many landowners are upset with the natural-gas drilling industry amid a historic collapse in prices. In Pennsylvania, Ohio and other leading gas-producing states, a battle royal has developed over royalties. By Michael Rubinkam. UPCOMING: 900 words.

GUARD OFFICER-SEX CHARGES

MARYSVILLE — A former Ohio National Guardsman who was convicted of sexually abusing three adopted daughters has appealed, citing ineffective legal counsel and other issues. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

TOM HANKS-CLEVELAND: Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s annual fundraiser, “Behind the Camera.”

NUCLEAR PLANT-SHUTDOWN: An Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie is operating again after a nearly two-week shutdown.

MURDER-FOR-HIRE-CHARGE: An Ohio man who authorities say was the target of a murder-for-hire scheme set up by his estranged wife says he’s thankful the would-be hit man tipped off police.

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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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