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 [email protected] Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 5 p.m. Andrew Welsh Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




LISBON — Appalachian Ohio has been Democrat Ted Strickland’s to lose for two decades. Voters in the heavily white, economically struggling southeastern swath of the battleground state delivered their native son five terms in the U.S. House and made him twice their governor pick, though he lost statewide on his second bid. Enter 2016, the year nothing is predictable. Coal miners have endorsed Strickland’s Republican opponent in the race for Senate and the chaotic presidential race saw even some loyal Democrats pulling Republican primary ballots. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 700 words. AP photos.

NBA FINALS-CLEVELAND FANS: Cleveland Cavaliers fans expressed quiet optimism ahead of Sunday night’s decisive Game 7 of the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3:30 p.m. Pursuing AP photos.




COLUMBUS — A boy diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when he was 10 has managed to return to the baseball field after an imaginative surgery at Ohio State University’s cancer center. By James Steinbauer, Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 675 words. MANDATORY MEMBER CREDIT



— MISS OHIO CONTEST: An 18-year-old Cincinnati woman has been crowned Miss Ohio.

— BUCKEYE BOYS STATE-FUTURE: Organizers of the Buckeye Boys State program have decided to move the annual summertime gathering to a new home

— GUN SHOP FATAL: Authorities say the owner of an Ohio gun shop teaching a concealed carry class was fatally shot in the neck by a student who accidently fired a weapon.

— REHAB OVER ARREST: Newark police have launched a new initiative that is aimed at pushing more of central Ohio’s drug addicts onto the path of treatment and rehabilitation rather than prison.

— SAND SCULPTING COMPETITION: There were some familiar names in the winner’s circle in New Hampshire’s 16th annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition, including a Cleveland man who won fourth place.

— POLICE-NO AGE LIMIT: A southwest Ohio city has lifted the age limit to become a police officer in the hopes of increasing diversity in the department’s ranks.


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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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