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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE-HUSTED

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted entered the race for governor Sunday, positioning himself in an announcement ad as a pro-gun, pro-family values conservative. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 530 words.

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With:

— OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE-HUSTED-THE LATEST: The Latest on Republican Jon Husted’s run for Ohio governor.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-STATES

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Even as the Republican health care overhaul remains a work in progress, states are planning for big changes that could swell the ranks of the uninsured and hit them with higher costs. A key tenet underlying the GOP plan is to give states more authority over how to structure their health care markets. That approach is welcome in states that want fewer mandates from the federal government but is causing alarm in states that embraced former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,100 words.

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PACKARD PLANT-STALLED DREAM

DETROIT — Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo saw the hulking and crumbling Packard car plant on Detroit’s east side and vowed to turn the industrial ruin that’s a symbol of the city’s urban decay into bright apartments, busy shops and art galleries. It’s been more than three years since Palazuelo bought the complex for $405,000 at a tax foreclosure auction, and signs of his promised development have yet to rise from the rubble. By Corey Williams. SENT: 760 words.

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LEAD PAINT-HOMES

CLEVELAND — Cleveland appeared to stand alone in its policy of not posting warning signs on homes with unaddressed lead hazards. The Cleveland Plain Dealer interviewed seven city and county health departments, finding all post warning placards on hazardous properties identified by the Ohio Department of Health. SENT: 390 words.

EXCHANGE-BIRDER BOOM

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — They arrive from Austin and Austria, from Columbus and British Columbia, from Miami and Milan, and from both Berlins — Germany and Ohio. They are in northwest Ohio to see birds, primarily the tiny warblers that make the woodlots and marshes near Lake Erie a rest-and-refuel stop on a migratory path that covers thousands of miles from their wintering grounds in the tropics to their nesting areas in the northern forests. By Matt Markey, The Blade. SENT: 760 words.

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IN BRIEF:

— HEALTH OVERHAUL-OHIO GOVERNOR: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) says he needs more leverage over pharmaceutical companies to help drive down the cost of health care.

— CHILD SHOT-OHIO: Police say a 10-year-old Ohio boy was hit at least twice when someone drove down a street randomly shooting.

— WORKPLACE ACCIDENT-FINE: An auto parts maker in Ohio is being fined nearly $600,000 after a worker lost his right hand and part of his arm in an industrial accident.

— AVIATION PANEL-OHIO: Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel.

— RIVER FLOODING-DAMS: Proposals to use dams to reduce flooding along the branch of an Ohio river aren’t universally popular.

SPORTS:

CINCINNATI MARATHON: A high school cross country coach has won Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon on her seventh running of the race. SENT: 130 words.

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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.