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] Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Delano Massey, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING

CINCINNATI — Prosecutors will decide before the end of the month whether to continue the case against a white Ohio police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man during a traffic stop. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m., photos.

ALSO:

— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING-CLERGY: A new coalition of church ministers representing Cincinnati’s black community is seeking a sit-down with Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters regarding the trial of Ray Tensing.

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO

TOLEDO — An inmate seeking to stop his scheduled January execution asks a federal court to delay it to allow more time to hear his challenge to Ohio’s new three-drug method to carry out death sentences. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m., pursuing photo.

ATTACK PLOT-GOVERNMENT

CINCINNATI — A southwest Ohio man accused of plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station had hoped to travel to Syria and attain martyrdom but lied on a passport application and hid his plans from his parents, who had wanted him to be a chemist, according to new court filings. SENT: 320 words, photo, graphic.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY-OHIO

DAYTON — Proposed changes to Ohio’s laws governing sex offender registration could give judges more discretion within that system and make it easier for people to get off the registry if they’re believed to have a low risk of re-offending. The state Criminal Justice Recodification Committee is set to vote this week on whether to recommend the changes, which would have to be passed by the legislature to become law. SENT: 360 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BURNING BODY NEAR CHURCH: Police say a body found on fire near an Ohio church is believed to be that of a man in his 60s, and the death is under investigation as a homicide.

— WORLD SERIES-CLEVELAND IMPACT: This year’s baseball playoffs turned out to be a big hit for Cleveland even though the Indians came up a game short of the World Series title.

— TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-HOMICIDE: Police in Toledo say officers responding to a traffic crash overnight found a man who’d been shot, and he died at the scene.

— PARK CLEANUP: The federal Environmental Protection Agency plans to launch its $3.1 million cleanup of a lead-contaminated park near Dayton next spring.

— RECORD COMPANY-CINCINNATI BUILDING: A decision by the Ohio Supreme Court will at least delay the potential demolition of a Cincinnati building that housed one of the country’s largest record companies in the mid-1900s.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio has some of the lowest gas prices in the country to the start the week.

— FREIGHT TRAINS-MIDDLETOWN: Freight trains passing through Middletown are now traveling at speeds up to 15 mph faster under new regulations from Norfolk Southern railroad.

— HKN–BLUE JACKETS-JOHNSON’S BANKRUPTCY: Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson will turn over most of his $5 million annual salary over two seasons as he takes steps to settle a financial crisis that led him to bankruptcy court after he entrusted his financial affairs to his parents.

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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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