AP-OH–Ohio News Digest, 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. Mark Gillispie will be on the desk starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Things to Know about Ohio’s Republican delegation, all planning to go to Cleveland as votes for favorite son John Kasich. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 600 words. AP photos.



YOUNGSTOWN — A judge has denied a motion by defense attorneys to declare the death penalty unconstitutional for a man charged with aggravated murder for killing a 10-year-old girl and her grandparents in an arson fire set just before his trial in March 2015 for sexually assaulting the girl. SENT: 225 words.


MORAINE — State environmental officials are asking for federal help in cleaning up a park where soil has been contaminated by high levels of lead. The park was closed late last year over concerns that contaminated dust could become airborne and create a health threat. SENT: 250 words.


CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati is looking to hire a new campus police chief and assistant chief after officers in those two top spots resigned in February after a review prompted by the fatal shooting of a motorist by a police officer last year. SENT: 225 words



CINCINNATI — Soup made of soon-to-be discarded produce donated by Cincinnati-area stores is helping feed the hungry at schools and churches. By Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 1,770 words. Mandatory member credit.


— CHEMICAL EXPLOSION-CHARGES: Two men who authorities say are members of an anti-government group have been indicted on arson and chemical weapons charges after a bomb detonated in the hands of one of the suspects.

— CLEVELAND FATAL FALL: A medical examiner has identified the 35-year-old man who fell to his death from an overlook near the Cleveland Convention Center in downtown Cleveland.

— DEATH PENALTY-DNA TESTING :The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled arguments in an appeal involving a death row inmate who sought DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence.

— FATAL APARTMENT FIRE: An elderly Ohio man has died in an apartment fire in Columbus.

— HIGHWAY SNAKE: State highway worker in northern Ohio made a slithering discovery when they found an aquarium alongside a road with an 8-foot boa constrictor inside.

— TODDLER KILLED-ARREST: A northern Ohio man has been charged with murder in the death last month of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.


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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.