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] Mitch Stacy is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CLEVELAND — Bracing for thousands, the city makes final preparations ahead of the beginning of the GOP convention on Monday. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3:30 p.m., photos.


CINCINNATI — Presumptive nominee Donald Trump could find that the delegation of the host state for the Republican National Convention is a little standoffish. They’re loaded with loyalists to Gov. John Kasich, who has said he will keep his distance from Trump after his plan to challenge him for the nomination in Cleveland fell through. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 700 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday, calling him “my partner in this campaign” and his first choice to join him on the Republican presidential ticket. By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 900 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and his re-election team have been beating the bushes and sifting through reams of data for more than a year. Donald Trump has visited the state once since clinching the GOP presidential nomination. Republicans say Trump needs to take a page from Portman’s playbook, and they worry that Trump’s flyby approach to one of the most important states on the electoral map won’t give him the edge he needs over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who already has a strong Ohio operation. By Thomas Beaumont and Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 890 words.


DETROIT — Tesla Motors is working on modifications to its Autopilot system after it failed to stop for a tractor-trailer rig in a Florida crash that killed the Ohio driver of a Model S sedan. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 470 words.


— NAACP CONVENTION: With a marching band playing, officials of the NAACP opened their annual convention in Cincinnati, just days ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

— MISSING WOMEN-INDICTMENT: An Ohio man has been convicted of fatally shooting a woman whose slaying is one of several deaths and disappearances that have troubled a southern Ohio city.

— COLD CASE-OHIO WOMAN SLAIN: A jury in northwest Ohio has convicted a man arrested last year in the killing of a young woman found dead on a street 33 years ago.

— ELEPHANT OPIATE-OHIO: Authorities are warning that an opiate used by veterinarians for elephants and other large animals is circulating among heroin users in Ohio.

— TODDLER SHOT: Police say a 2-year-old girl was wounded in a drive-by shooting that occurred on Cleveland’s east side.

— POLICE WEAPONS STOLEN: A 34-year-old Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the theft of an M16 rifle, a handgun and two ballistic vests from an unmarked Columbus police car.

— POKEMON GO-ZOO ARRESTS: A man and woman accused of climbing over a fence at the Toledo Zoo to play “Pokemon Go” have pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges.

— KILLED ON INTERSTATE: Authorities say an Ohio man who stopped and got out of his car on a western Pennsylvania interstate was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer.

— EXPLOSION-OHIO: Gas company officials say their natural gas mains and service lines didn’t cause an explosion at a Reynoldsburg apartment complex.

— CONCERTGOER’S DEATH: The family of a man who died at a concert at Progressive Field in Cleveland has filed a lawsuit two years after his death.

— ELEVATOR DEATH: University of Cincinnati officials have confirmed that a contract worker was killed while performing maintenance on an elevator in the school’s Medical Sciences building.

— ELECTIONS DIRECTOR-LEAVE: A county elections director in Ohio who was indicted on charges of theft and tampering with evidence has been placed on administrative leave.

— AIR SHOW RETURNS: Toledo’s airport is hosting its first big air show in more than a decade this weekend.

— GREAT LAKES-DROWNINGS: A water safety nonprofit group has found that the number of drownings has increased so far this year on Lake Michigan.


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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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