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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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TOP STORIES:

SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE

TOLEDO — The federal agency in charge of maintaining Cleveland’s shipping channels is making a case again for dumping dredged sediment in Lake Erie, saying new tests show the muck and mud isn’t contaminated. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

BORDER PATROL-PROFILING SUIT

TOLEDO — A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents in northern Ohio of specifically targeting Hispanics. By John Seewer. SENT: 310 words.

CAMPAIGN 2016

HOUSTON — The GOP presidential candidates barreled into the final stretch to Super Tuesday after a name-calling, insult-trading, finger-pointing final debate in which Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz engaged in a tag-team attack on front-runner Donald Trump. The other remaining candidates, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, were largely left to watch. By Nancy Benac and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. Moving on national wire.

EARNS-E.W. SCRIPPS

CINCINNATI — E.W. Scripps Co. reports a fourth-quarter loss of $21.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. SENT: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

— DOLE PLANT SICKNESS: Health officials say more than a dozen people have become sickened by a listeriosis outbreak connected to a Dole processing plant in southwest Ohio.

— INMATE’S LAWSUIT: A federal appeals court has reinstated an Ohio prison inmate’s lawsuit over an alleged beating by a corrections officer and other punishment.

— BICYCLES-TRUCK COLLISION: A northeast Ohio man has been acquitted of charges stemming from a September crash that left two bicyclists dead and three others injured.

— FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR SENTENCES: The Ohio Supreme Court rules that in most situations, sentences for felony and misdemeanor crimes must be served at the same time.

— FORD PLANT-OHIO: Ford says it will upgrade its engine plant in suburban Cleveland.

— ABDUCTION-RAPE CHARGES: A southwest Ohio man has been indicted on felony charges that he abducted and raped a woman.

— AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS-OHIO: Officials with the Akron-Canton Airport have unveiled a $240 million, 20-year plan for guiding improvements and capital investments at the facility.

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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.

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