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 APColumbus@ap.org. Ann Sanner is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A key lawmaker says an unconstitutional provision in Ohio’s new medical marijuana law was spotted during debate, but the set-aside for minorities was left in the bill to get needed votes. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 480 words by 3 p.m.




COLUMBUS — In contrast to Ohio’s Republican delegation, 100 percent committed to its home-state governor, the Democrats are divided between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They head to their convention aiming for unity ahead of their state’s pivotal general election battle. By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell. SENT: 700 words, photos.



WASHINGTON — Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters. By Hope Yen. SENT: 550 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory linking the father of his chief rival from the primaries to John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Trump’s plunge into a lengthy litigation of past spats with Ted Cruz — even bringing up his retweet of an unflattering photo of Cruz’s wife, Heidi — did nothing to assuage Republican fears about their standard bearer after a national convention complicated by unforced errors. By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin. SENT: 800 words, photos.


MEDFORD, Mass. — An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children’s high school. After standing silently on the sidelines, some whites who agree with demands by civil rights activists for greater police reforms say they’re being spurred to action following this summer’s fatal shootings of black men by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and the deadly retaliation attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 750 words, photos.


WAUSEON — Authorities believe they’ve found the remains of a missing Ohio college student whose bicycle was discovered in a cornfield this week. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m., pursing photos.


DAYTON — Voters in Dayton will see just one tax levy on their fall ballots after the city’s school board dropped a proposed property tax levy. The 5-mill levy proposed by Dayton Public Schools would have funded expanded preschool, summer and after-school programs. SENT: 300 words.


BEAVER — A family in southern Ohio has created Dogwood Pass, an 1800s-era Old West town designed and built in the middle of the woods on a nearly 90-acre slice of eastern Pike County. It’s now a popular, off-the-beaten-track tourist attraction. By Holly Zachariah, The Columbus Dispatch. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 810 words, pursing photos.


— OHIO FAMILY KILLED-LAWSUIT: The Cincinnati Enquirer is suing a southern Ohio county over access to the preliminary autopsy results of eight relatives who were slain three months ago.

— WOMEN FOUND DEAD: A central Ohio woman was sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for helping a friend evade law enforcement after he killed his girlfriend and mother last year.

— HEROIN KILLS DAD: A central Ohio woman has been charged with injecting her father with a lethal dose of heroin.

— EXCESSIVE HEAT-OHIO: Some Ohio cities are offering recreation centers, senior centers and other facilities as cooling sites to help residents beat the heat this weekend as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s and feel even hotter.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.