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 APColumbus@ap.org. 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 awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments over access to police body-camera videos in a case that originated with the fatal shooting of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos.





CLEVELAND — City officials say they’re working to improve the branch of the police department that investigates citizen complains as part of an agreement with the Justice Department to reform the troubled agency. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Authorities say two children have died in a house fire in central Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits.


LAS VEGAS — Prosecutors are telling a federal judge in Las Vegas that Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 co-defendants should be tried together in a criminal conspiracy case stemming from an armed standoff with federal agents in April 2014. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 320 words, photos.


WILLISTON, N.D. — A double-fatal shooting in Williston happened after the two people who died went to an apartment to see a resident who was selling a car. SENT: 240 words.


COLUMBUS — After Joyce Garver Keller died last month, her husband, Steven, was sifting through the files on her computer when he came across a document that revealed just the type of person she was, in her own words. SENT: 730 words. An AP member exchange.


— COUNTRY SINGER-TAX SENTENCE: Authorities say country music singer-songwriter David Allan Coe has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to obstructing the tax agency.

— DOUBLE FATAL SHOOTING: Police are investigating after a shooting in Cleveland left two dead, including a teenager.

— FATAL SHOOTING-DOG KILLED: Police say a man died in a shooting in southwest Ohio and a dog was killed by responding officers when it tried to attack a police dog.

— EX-OSU PLAYER-EXTORTION: An Ohio jury has found a 28-year-old man guilty of trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells in a botched drug deal

— HOUSE 2016-BOEHNER’S REPLACEMENT: Newly minted Republican U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson has joined the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus.

— PRIDE SECURITY-COLUMBUS: The Columbus police chief says security will be beefed up for this weekend’s Pride Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest.

— CINCINNATI STATE-INTERIM PRESIDENT: Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has a new president.

— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say travelers on the two busy north-south interstates through Cincinnati can expect delays this weekend for construction work that will affect Brent Spence Bridge traffic over the Ohio River.

— EXPLODING PACKAGE: Three Ohio residents have pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges stemming from an explosion that critically injured a New York state prison guard outside his home.


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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.