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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CLEVELAND — The Ohio EPA says 30 homes in the village of Sebring where owners submitted tap water samples have lead levels that exceed federal standards. Seeking update on number of people for whom tests have shown high levels of lead in their blood. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. Will be updated throughout the day.


MANCHESTER — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders’ pursuit of their parties’ nomination. By Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 800 words, photos, audio, video. Moving on national wire.


— 2016-ELECTION-THE LATEST. Moving on national wire.



CHILLICOTHE — The head of Ohio’s prisons says the state is close to needing a new prison, but he won’t ask for the estimated $1 billion to build it. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s new superintendent has submitted significantly less rosy charter school performance data to federal regulators deciding whether to release a $71 million charter school grant awarded to the state. SENT: 290 words.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The former president of Pilot Flying J, a Tennessee company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, is charged along with seven others with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. By Travis Loller. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.


DUBLIN, Ohio — Wendy’s Co. (WEN) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $85.9 million. SENT: 150 words.


NEW YORK — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday swung to a fourth-quarter loss on charges and tire sales fell, but the results still topped Wall Street expectations. SENT: 300 words, photo.


— ZIKA VIRUS-OHIO: Health officials report Ohio’s first Zika virus case, involving a 30-year-old woman who returned to Cleveland after visiting Haiti and showed symptoms in late January.

— TRAIN DERAILMENT-OHIO: Police say two people suffered minor injuries when two freight trains carrying cargo boxes collided and about 10 train cars overturned in central Ohio.

— DRUG PRICES-BALLOT INITIATIVE: The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state’s elections chief by backers of an effort aimed at controlling prescription drug prices.

— ELDERLY COUPLE SLAIN-OHIO: A man who authorities say participated in the kidnapping and slaying of an elderly northeast Ohio couple has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

— NEWBORN DIES-DOG BITE: Authorities say a 3-day-old boy has died from an apparent dog bite in northeast Ohio.

— TRAFFIC CAMERAS-CLEVELAND: The Ohio Supreme Court has sent a lawsuit challenging Cleveland’s traffic camera ticket system back to a judge for further deliberation.

— COMEDIAN MAYOR-PROBE: Authorities have searched the Hillsboro home of a southwest Ohio mayor who’s also a veteran standup comedian.

— STATEHOUSE DEATH: Authorities say a man has killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse.

— DEM 2016-CLINTON-OHIO: Chelsea Clinton is set to campaign for her mother’s presidential primary bid in Ohio just days before early voting begins in the battleground state.

— SIBLING SLAYINGS: A northeast Ohio man accused of shooting his brother and sister to death at a home they all shared has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder.

— POLICE CHASE LAWSUIT-COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the case of a woman who sued police over injuries she suffered after a high-speed chase ended when a burglary suspect collided with her car.

— DEER HUNTING-OHIO: Ohio wildlife officials say good weather and other factors led to an increase in the number of deer killed by hunters this past season.


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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.