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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

GOP 2016-CONVENTION

CLEVELAND — Top Republican officials and recalcitrant conservatives held closed-door talks Thursday in what some delegates say was an effort to head-off a clash at next week’s GOP national convention that could embarrass the party. By Alan Fram. SENT: 700 words, photo.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. national security officials say they’re worried about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as tensions run high around the country after the recent police shootings of unarmed black men and the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 290 words, photos, video.

GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-PROTESTS-ISSUES

COLUMBUS — Groups expected to demonstrate during next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland include supporters and opponents of the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump. A look at protest groups and their top issues, which will include social justice, poverty and immigration. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2 p.m.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-SENATE

WASHINGTON — A large number of GOP senators are skipping next week’s convention in Cleveland, citing a range of prior commitments, from fly-fishing to lawn-mowing. By Erica Werner and Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 780 words, photos.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-CONVENTION

CLEVELAND — There are war heroes, a casino mogul and even an underwear model, yet Donald Trump is relying heavily on his party’s establishment to fill the speaking program for next week’s Republican National Convention. By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin. SENT: 630 words, photos.

ALSO:

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION SPEAKERS-OHIO: The list of speakers at the convention includes an Ohio man who learned to walk again after he was paralyzed in a car crash. SENT: 130 words.

— GOP 2016-OHIO DELEGATION: House Speaker Paul Ryan is among featured guests planned for Ohio’s delegation during next week’s convention. SENT: 130 words.

— GOP CONVENTION-SPORTS: Tim Tebow will be at the convention, but Tom Brady will pass. SENT: 130 words.

TESLA-AUTOPILOT

DETROIT — Consumer Reports magazine is calling on electric car maker Tesla Motors to change the name of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and to disconnect the automatic steering feature after an Ohio man’s fatal crash in Florida. By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 775 words, photo.

POKEMON GO-OHIO VOTING

COLUMBUS — A political group in Ohio is working to register younger voters using the popular Pokemon Go app. NextGen Climate Ohio says it’s just one of the creative ways it’s trying to engage Millenial voters. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m.

ALSO:

— POKEMON GO-ZOO ARRESTS: Police say two people in Ohio have been arrested while playing “Pokemon Go” after they climbed over a fence at the Toledo Zoo. SENT: 130 words.

— POKEMON GO-THE LATEST: The Latest on the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game craze. SENT: 460 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— DOUBLE SHOOTING-CHILD SHOT: Police say a man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a 2-year-old boy and a man in Cincinnati has been arrested on charges of felonious assault.

— GRAND JURY TASK FORCE: A task force studying methods to improve Ohio’s grand jury system says the state attorney general should be given exclusive authority to investigate cases involving police use of lethal force.

— STALLONE CHALLENGES TODDLER: A video of a toddler mimicking Sylvester Stallone’s moves while watching a clip of the training montage in “Rocky II” has earned kudos from the actor himself.

— DEFRAUDING NFL PLAYERS-HORSE RACING: An Ohio man accused of running a horse racing scheme that bilked four NFL players out of more than $300,000 has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

— GOTTI MOVIE-TRAVOLTA: A biopic on the life of New York mob boss John Gotti is set to be filmed in Cincinnati, with actor John Travolta starring as Gotti.

— FATAL CRASH-FIRE TRUCK-SETTLEMENT: A northeast Ohio city has approved a $350,000 settlement stemming from a fatal crash nearly a decade ago involving a fire truck.

— PONZI SCHEME-OHIO: An Ohio man who fled to Peru more than a decade ago to avoid prosecution for what authorities say was a $65 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

— COLLEGES-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Ohio officials say all public colleges and universities and nearly 9 in 10 private colleges in the state administered a climate survey intended to gather baseline information for improving sexual violence prevention and response on college campuses.

— FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARRESTED: Three Ohio high school football players have pleaded not guilty to felony robbery charges in connection with an attack that was caught on camera.

— ANTIOCH COLLEGE-ACCREDITATION: A southwestern Ohio college says it has been granted accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a status that enables opportunities such as access to more financial aid for students.

— INTERSTATE FATALITY: One man is dead and another is in the hospital after an early morning crash on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts.

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