AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 2 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. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

GAS PIPELINES-OHIO

CLEVELAND — A northeast Ohio city council has authorized hiring a law firm to represent its interests as it continues the fight to stop the NEXUS pipeline from being routed through the solidly middle-class community of Green in southern Summit County. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. AP photos, video.

STATE LAWMAKER-OHIO-ARREST

HAMILTON — A state lawmaker from southwest Ohio who was accused of impaired driving has pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 225 words by 4 p.m. Photo planned.

TEC–FACEBOOK-VIDEO AND CRIME

NEW YORK — Facebook plans to hire another 3,000 people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown live on its service. By Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 790 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING-RETRIAL: An Ohio judge will decide later on issues including whether jurors for a white former University of Cincinnati policeman’s murder retrial can see the T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem he wore under his uniform the day he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

— SOLDIER KILLED-OHIO: Family and friends of an Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan last week are gathering this week to honor him.

— WRONG SUSPECT-SETTLEMENT: Toledo officials have approved a $75,000 settlement for a man who accused police of using unnecessary force when they wrongly arrested him in a car theft as he stopped at a McDonald’s.

— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Police in southwest Ohio say the mother of a man who charged at an officer with a butcher knife and was killed said she wasn’t surprised and was sorry that the officer had to shoot her son.

— ZIKA VIRUS-OHIO: A suspected case of Zika virus has health officials urging a western Ohio neighborhood to take precautions against mosquitoes, which can spread the virus to people.

— TANKER CRASH-EXPLOSION: Officials say part of Interstate 75 in Dayton that was closed after a fatal, wrong-way crash sparked a huge fireball is expected to reopen by Thursday morning.

— SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER SUSPENDED: A sheriff’s deputy who worked at a central Ohio high school has been placed on unpaid leave and removed from the school after an unspecified allegation from a student.

— STATE FIRE MARSHAL: Ohio’s top fire official is retiring after six years in that role.

— CLEVELAND STATE-LAW SCHOOL DEAN: A former Ohio lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher, will become the permanent leader of Cleveland State University’s law school after serving as interim dean for nearly a year.

— COLLEGE LOAN CANCELLATIONS: The state attorney general says nearly 5,500 people in Ohio are eligible to cancel federal student loans that they used to attend schools operated by a for-profit chain that abruptly ceased operations in 2015.

— SHEETZ STORES HIRING: The Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain wants to hire 3,400 full- and part-time workers.

SPORTS:

FBN–NFLPA SALES

Here’s more proof that the 2016 season was a superb one for rookies: Ezekiel Elliott, the former Ohio State player, and Dak Prescott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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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.