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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — Life under Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana law remains hazy. With every action, a new question seems to arise. The state Medical Board advises doctors not to recommend marijuana to patients while Ohio’s program is being crafted. That could take up to two years. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words expected by 3 p.m. Pursuing AP photo.


COLUMBUS — Ohio casino regulators would gain authority over fantasy football leagues, office March Madness pools and similar games under legislation aimed at ensuring the games aren’t operated for profit. SENT: 330 words.


TOLEDO — Nine-year-old Hannah Gorham loves to sing. She loves Carrie Underwood and reading Fancy Nancy books, and she adores Bear-y, the tattered stuffed animal blanket she has had since birth. By Roberta Gedert, The (Toledo) Blade. SENT: 1,290 words.

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— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-BILL CLINTON: Bill Clinton is returning to Ohio to campaign for his wife as the 2016 presidential contest enters its final weeks.

— OPEN CONTAINER DISTRICTS: City leaders in Toledo have approved a second outdoor public-drinking area in the downtown area.

— RAPE DNA-OHIO: A Cleveland-area task force and researchers are getting $3 million to continue investigating thousands of reported sexual assaults in which evidence was collected but not tested for DNA.

— CROWDED JAIL: A sheriff in northern Ohio says the county jail’s booking and medical areas are often overcrowded and that more space is needed.

— LAKE ERIE-FISH HATCH: Ohio’s wildlife experts say this year’s walleye hatch in western Lake Erie appears to be below normal.



AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 8 Ohio general election on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-OH-OHIO General Election Testing/AP-OH-OHIO General Election Testing.


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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