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 [email protected] Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

BKN–CHAMPION CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers arrive back in Cleveland after winning the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Developing from team’s scheduled 12:30 arrival at airport.

CAVALIERS-CLEVELAND ROCKS

CLEVELAND — Their city’s 52-year championship drought finally over, bleary-eyed Cleveland fans next look forward to a Wednesday celebration parade for the victorious Cavaliers and the northeast Ohio region’s homegrown star, LeBron James. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

With:

— BKN–NBA FINALS-REACTION: Reaction from the sports world and beyond is pouring in after the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals to secure the city’s first major title in nearly 52 years. SENT: 500 words.

— NBA FINALS-VEGAS PARTY: The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their NBA championship Vegas-style on their way back home.

— FAN FALL-WARRIORS GAME: Authorities say a man fell over a railing inside Oracle Arena following the Golden State Warriors loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA finals.

BKN–ON BASKETBALL-LEBRON’S MOMENT

The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well. Best player in basketball? His name is LeBron James. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 860 words, photos.

EXOTIC ANIMALS-CRACKDOWN

COLUMBUS — The owner of tigers and other exotic animals seized by the state from a northeast Ohio facility is asking a judge to find her exempt from the law that tightened restrictions on keeping such animals. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

GREAT LAKES-WATER

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin city’s unprecedented request to draw its water supply from Lake Michigan has met some late opposition from U.S. and Canadian mayors within the Great Lakes basin. SENT: 340 words.

CHARTER SCHOOLS-OHIO:

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s new charter school reform laws seem to be blocking poor-performing schools from finding new backers to keep them open. SENT:

IN BRIEF:

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio gas prices have fallen in the past week, but remain higher than they were this time a month ago.

— INMATES ESCAPE: Police say they’ve found a stolen truck in Ohio that may have been used by two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Indiana by squeezing through a hole they apparently made in the jail’s exterior wall.

— AIR FORCE BASE-COMMANDER: A new commander is taking over the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio.

— TIME CAPSULE PHOTO: A nonagenarian says he was one of the middle school students pictured in a photo found in a time capsule that had been buried for more than 70 years in northeast Ohio.

— UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSEMBLY: Thousands of Unitarian Universalists are gathering in Columbus for the church’s national General Assembly.

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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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