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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




MIAMI — Vote for home-state Gov. John Kasich in Tuesday’s Ohio primary, not for Marco Rubio, Republicans are being urged … by Marco Rubio. It’s all part of the extraordinary tactics Donald Trump’s presidential foes are resorting to in last-ditch efforts to block the party’s front-runner. By Steve Peoples and Julie Pace. SENT: 700 words, photos. Moving on national lines.


CLEVELAND — Johnny Football has been tossed aside. Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the scrambling, Heisman Trophy-winning college star who hasn’t come close to matching his hype in the NFL, was released Friday by the Cleveland Browns following two turbulent and troubling seasons. By Tom Withers. SENT: 950 words, photos.



CINCINNATI — Officials say they have enough money set aside to avoid asking taxpayers to cover an additional $1.2 million deficit facing Cincinnati’s new streetcar. SENT: 330 words.


— FIREFIGHTERS PARTY-ALCOHOL: Two fire lieutenants and a captain have been suspended without pay for participating in an alcohol-fueled party at a closed Columbus fire station.

— MURDER-SUICIDE-OHIO: Authorities say two people are dead in southwestern Ohio after a woman shot and killed her daughter and then killed herself.

— FATAL FIRE: Authorities say one person is dead following a fire at a home in northeast Ohio. The blaze broke out in Bay Village around 7 p.m.

— INMATE BEATING DEATH: A jury has convicted a 55-year-old man of choking and beating his cellmate to death at a northwest Ohio prison in 2013.

— OHIO UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT: Ohio University’s president says he’s going to retire next year when his contract expires.

— DUI FATALITY-LAWSUIT: A judge has dismissed a complaint that alleged a State Highway Patrol dispatcher didn’t notify a trooper about a reported reckless driver before a crash that killed another Ohio motorist.

— POLICE RELATIONS-OHIO: The state says the first four Ohio law enforcement agencies have adopted new standards for use of deadly force by police.

— COLUMBUS POLICE-SUSPECT SHOOTING: Columbus police say their review board has determined an officer didn’t violate department policy when he shot and killed an armed man who attacked him.

— GOP 2016-KASICH-STATE OF OHIO: Gov. John Kasich’s office will have an online lottery for Ohioans seeking tickets to the Republican presidential contender’s April 6 State of the State speech in Marietta.

— CHILD SHOT-RECOVERY: The mother of a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head at their central Ohio home says he faces a long recovery.


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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.