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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

YOUTH PRISONS-NEW ERA

CIRCLEVILLE — Guards are now “youth specialists.” School uniforms are replacing prison garb during classes. Dealing with other people’s garbage means transforming it into compost. Free from court oversight for the first time in nearly a decade, Ohio’s youth prison system is adjusting to a long-term mission of housing and rehabilitating the state’s most troubled juvenile offenders. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos. AP Audio

AROUND THE STATE:

FAKE FACEBOOK PAGE-ARREST

PARMA — Police in suburban Cleveland say a 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with a faked police department Facebook page. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

BACKGROUND CHECKS-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s proposed replacement of the state’s computerized criminal background check system comes with a hefty price tag. SENT: 250 words.

AP MEMBER EXCHANGE: PIPE ORGAN-NEW HOME

LAGRANGE — As he sat at the four-stop pipe organ describing its inner workings and the instrument’s full, rich range, it’s easy to understand Ronald Gibson has great respect and love of the music organs can produce. By Steve Fogarty. The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram. SENT: 760 words.

IN BRIEF:

__ CAR INTO RIVER: Kentucky authorities plan to update efforts to recover a car that went off an Ohio River bridge with at least one person inside earlier this month.

— ADULT ENTERTAINER-EXTORTION: Authorities in northeast Ohio say a man has been charged with extortion for demanding money and sex from an adult entertainment worker.

__ MURDER PLOT-FAMILY — A man is jailed in southwest Ohio on charges he plotted to kill his estranged wife and their two children.

__ YOUNGSTOWN-CORRUPTION: The remaining defendant in a northeast Ohio public corruption case has been convicted on eight counts, including bribery, records tampering, money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

__ DRINKING WATER-OHIO: A former manager and employee are appealing their firings from the state Environmental Protection Agency after it said they mishandled the situation in a northeastern Ohio community where lead was found in drinking water.

__ ONE-CAR CRASH: The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a woman has been killed in a one-car crash on Sandusky County Road 141 in northern Ohio.

__ HOTEL DEMOLITION: Asbestos removal will add to the cost of demolishing a former hotel in northwest Ohio.

__ OHIO UNIVERSITY-OBSERVATORY: Ohio University plans to build an observatory on the vacant site where a former tuberculosis ward was demolished three years ago.

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.