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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




TOLEDO — Late summer on western Lake Erie means fishing, boating and unsightly algae — at least in recent years. But researchers are forecasting that this season’s harmful algae bloom will be less severe than those over the past few years. By John Seewer. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton defended the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain, saying Donald Trump has a “total misunderstanding” of American values and has inflamed divisions in American society. Her comments came after the Republican nominee refused to back down from his criticism of the Gold Star parents’ remarks. By Lisa Lerer and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 890 words. Developing. AP Photos.



CHARDON — More than $400,000 in donations, grants and promises of services and equipment have been raised for a memorial park to honor the victims of a 2012 northeast Ohio school shooting. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has awarded a nearly $11 million contract to a California-based company to replace the state’s computerized criminal background check system. SENT: 240 words.


SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Navy is flying the remains of an Ohio man back to his home nearly 75 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. SENT: 230 words.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Trains will resume chugging along Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in West Virginia’s Kanawha Valley after being mostly silent for months, with a route on to Columbus. SENT: 500 words.


NEWARK — A trip to the bank these days is often little more than a task begging to be crossed off a to-do list. If it can’t be done with a zip through the ATM or on a smartphone, it’s nestled somewhere between buying light bulbs and getting an oil change. By Jennifer Smola. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 760 words.


__ COLUMBUS OFFICIALS-OSU TICKETS: The Ohio Ethics Commission says four elected Columbus officials paid less than they should have to watch an Ohio State football game in a luxury suite with a lobbyist.

__ SHOE THEFT-INDICTMENT: A man and a woman have been indicted in Cuyahoga County on charges that they assaulted and robbed a man of a pair of shoes while a 1-year-old child was left alone at home.

__ SCHOOL STANDARDS SURVEY: Interested groups and individuals have through Monday to review and comment on proposed changes to Ohio’s learning standards for English language arts and math.

__ HOUSING-HOMELESS YOUTH: The study of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency finds the longer young people who have experienced homelessness participated in a specialized housing program for their age group, the more they benefited.

__ COLLEGE BARS-TRAINING: As students get ready to return to Ohio’s campuses over the next several weeks, state authorities are urging operators of bars and carry-outs to make sure their staffs know the law.

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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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