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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DAYTON — A Wright State University student charged after rushing the stage at a Donald Trump rally pleads not guilty. A federal prosecutor says it’s an important case in the context of an election full of passion and protests. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.


CHAGRIN FALLS — A chef suspected of fatally shooting two housekeepers at an Ohio assisted living facility admitted that he killed them, according to an arrest warrant. Police say the suspect is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.



COLUMBUS — A state salary database shows Ohio’s payroll climbed to more than $3 billion in 2015, due partly to a mid-year pay raise for state workers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 225 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — The number of cellphones, weapons and other contraband seized in Ohio’s prisons jumped nearly 64 percent from 2013 to 2015, a legislative prison watchdog agency says. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— RESTAURANT ATTACK: A musician injured in a machete attack at a Columbus restaurant has kept his promise to perform there again.

— MISSING MAN-RIVER SEARCH: Authorities continue searching for a man reported missing several weeks after a car he was in went into the Cuyahoga River with a passenger who managed to swim to shore.

— BELGIUM-ATTACKS-UTAH MISSIONARIES: The father of a French Mormon missionary who was headed for Ohio when she was wounded in the Brussels airport bombing says she’s recovering from burns and shrapnel injuries.

— POLICE CHASE-TEEN KILLED: Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is dead and two other teens are hurt after they led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.

— GRAVEYARD GOATS: An unusual program that utilized goats to clear underbrush and invasive plants at a Cincinnati cemetery has been suspended after a dog attacked and killed one goat.

— COLLEGES-SEXUAL ASSAULT: The state’s Department of Higher Education says it will fund 22 projects aimed at preventing sexual violence across college campuses in Ohio.

— FALLEN OHIO SOLDIER-MUSEUM: A northeast Ohio woman killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan will be among the first soldiers featured in a gallery of the future National Museum of the U.S. Army.

— EX-CORRECTIONS OFFICER-CHARGE: Federal court records show a former county corrections officer in Ohio has been indicted on a charge of engaging in a sex act with a person incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct.

— BRIBERY-BUSINESSMAN-GUILTY PLEA: An East Cleveland businessman is heading to prison after admitting to trying to bribe a city councilman in an effort to get a beer and wine license.

— MISSING MAIL-SORTER CHARGED: A federal criminal complaint says an Ohio postal worker was recorded on video stealing numerous items from packages and stuffing them into her sweatpants.


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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.