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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Tea party activists are heartened by a federal appeals court ruling that strengthens their legal push against the IRS for alleged targeting in past election cycles. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 450 words. With AP Photos.



COLUMBUS — The Columbus metro area population has reached 2 million, as steady growth continues in Ohio’s capital area. SENT: 290 words.


HAMILTON — As the number of school threats increases, the financial and emotional costs are also going up. SENT: 320 words.


COLUMBUS — Once a week, Mike and Laurie Hawkins hop in their car and head out on a mission to rescue wayward pastries, loaves of bread, soup bones and meat. By Rita Price. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 500 words.


__ PEOPLE-CHEADLE: Actor-Director Don Cheadle says he’s interested in doing another film project in Cincinnati after his new “Miles Ahead.”

— DRUNK 911 CALLS: Police say a suburban Cincinnati man has been arrested after repeatedly calling 911 when he was drunk.

__ OHIO DEMOCRATS-JULIAN CASTRO: A Cabinet secretary often mentioned as a potential running mate will headline a southwest Ohio county’s Democratic Party fundraiser.

__ SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Cleveland’s harbor and the Cuyahoga River to make them safe for shipping traffic.

__ REGIONAL JAIL COSTS-LAWSUIT: Toledo will pay $1.5 million for inmate beds at a regional jail under the condition that it will be reimbursed if its lawsuit prevails.

__ FATAL CRASH-CLEVELAND: Two people died and four more were hurt in an early morning weekend crash involving three vehicles in Cleveland.

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.