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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CIRCLEVILLE— Supporters of after-school programs say the study help, social skill-building and supervision they provide is at stake if President Donald Trump’s administration cuts the main federal funding for such programs. SENT: By Kantele Franko. SENT: 950 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — A battle for the women’s vote looks to be on in Ohio. As Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley joined the race for governor Monday and with Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor expected to join the contest, the battleground state could see a record number of female candidates on next year’s ballot for Ohio’s highest state office. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 650 words, photos.


TOLEDO — State lawmakers are looking at giving Ohio farmers a break on their real estate taxes that have skyrocketed over the last few years. SENT: 330 words.


CINCINNATI — An Ohio county coroner plans to discuss the kinds of drugs her office has been seeing and the overdose statistics for the past year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. news conference, developed on merits.


— GOODYEAR AIRSHIP — Goodyear says its newest airship should be ready to fly in the spring of 2018.

— FATHER KILLED-DAUGHTER ARRESTED — A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father will stay in custody for now after a judge denied her request for release as she awaits trial.

— UNIVERSITY-CONCEALED WEAPONS — A small Ohio school could become the first college in the state to allow concealed weapons on campus.

— OHIO BUDGET-LEAD PAINT — A proposal in the current version of Ohio’s state budget would put regulation of lead paint violations in the hands of the state, limiting local involvement.

— OHIO SOLAR FARM — County officials say construction on a new four-megawatt solar farm in the closed Brooklyn landfill is expected to begin in September.

— SHARK TANK LAWSUIT — A Connecticut sporting goods distributor has filed a lawsuit against a company featured on the reality TV show “Shark Tank” and funded by investor Mark Cuban.



TORONTO — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever. By Ian Harrison. SENT: 680 words, photos.


UNDATED — Baseball’s new 10-day disabled list seems to be quite a hit so far. The shorter timetable puts less pressure on teams to make tough decisions when it’s not clear how long players might be sidelined. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 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.