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. Ann Sanner is on the desk. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRACKING VIOLENT OFFENDERS-Q&A

TOLEDO — The killing of an Ohio college student who was bicycling alone last summer and the arrest of an ex-con who lived nearby is the kind of random crime that sparks calls for change. Two state lawmakers are looking at creating an online registry tracking violent offenders after they’re out of prison. Some questions and answers about how such a system would work. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words.

BARBERSHOP SLAYINGS-OHIO

CLEVELAND — A jury recommends the death penalty for a young man convicted of walking into a barbershop outside of Cleveland last year and opening fire with guns from both hands, killing three people and wounding three others in what prosecutors said was a gang-related dispute. SENT: 450 words, photos.

HIGHER EDUCATION-AUDITS

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University would let the state’s auditor review its operations should lawmakers give his office the explicit authority to review the performance of state colleges and universities. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 220 words by 4 p.m.

EXCHANGE-BOXING FOR SCHOOLS

GLOUSTER — A poor rural school district in southeast Ohio has new textbooks, iPads, interactive smartboards and other educational technology thanks to a yearly exhibition fundraiser organized by the operator of a boxing gym. This year’s Boxing for Books is scheduled for Sunday. By Mary Beth Lane, The Columbus Dispatch. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,100 words, pursing photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FIREFIGHTER’S GEAR: A firefighters museum in northwest Ohio has received the charred helmet worn by a late firefighter who responded to the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 attacks.

— DAYTON SCHOOL LAYOFFS: A southwest Ohio school board has delayed about 40 scheduled layoffs to classroom aides, building trades workers and others until at least next month.

— BRIDGE PROJECT: Ohio transportation authorities say major work has been completed on new bridges on Interstate 71 between Columbus and Cincinnati.

— ASIAN BEETLE-OHIO: State officials say trees infested with the Asian longhorned beetle have been found in a wildlife area in southwestern Ohio.

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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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