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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — The recipient of the nation’s first uterus transplant says she prayed for years to be able to bear a child, and is grateful to the deceased donor and surgeons who’ve given her a chance. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.




COLUMBUS — A former House speaker and a term-limited state senator are among those who must win next week’s primary to keep alive their hopes of returning to the Ohio House. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 470 words.


COLUMBUS — Two Republican judges, one well-funded, the other a challenger of court campaign finance rules, face each other in an Ohio Supreme Court primary ahead of the fall election. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 590 words.



COLUMBUS — The amount of hydraulic fracturing wastewater pumped underground in Ohio increased by more than 15 percent last year, state data shows. SENT: 320 words.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jurors start deliberations in Erin Andrews’ $75 million lawsuit over nude videos a stalker took and posted online, trying to determine whether the owner and a former operator of a hotel where the video was shot should be held responsible. By Sheila Burke. SENT: 470 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — A once major concourse at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be torn down beginning this summer. SENT: 240 words.


— CAMPAIGN 2016-THE LATEST: The Latest on campaign 2016. John Kasich is telling Michigan voters he has the tenacity and experience to make real change in Washington. AP Photos.

— FATHER BUYS HEROIN: Police say an Ohio father drove his adult daughter to buy heroin because she was becoming ill from withdrawal symptoms.

— GIRL SCOUT COOKIES-THIEF: Police say a man stole nearly $600 from Girl Scouts selling cookies in central Ohio.

— BLIGHTED HOUSES-DEMOLITIONS: Officials say an effort to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned houses in Columbus has reduced the number of vacant buildings in the city by about 1,000 since 2012.

— JESSE OWENS DAY: A state lawmaker in Ohio is working to establish a day in honor of Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens.

— BOEHNER’S SEAT-FORUM: Voters in western Ohio can compare and contrast the big GOP field of 8th District congressional candidates in a Monday evening forum.


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.