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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — A presidential race seen as one of the most unusual, contentious and colorful elections in recent memory is the main draw for voters casting ballots Tuesday on that and other races in battleground Ohio. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 675 words. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day, and then results in major races after polls close at 7:30 p.m., photos.


— ELECTION-OHIO-THE LATEST: A running update of activity at the polls, voter voices, last-minute legal wrangling and results of key races.


CINCINNATI — Tuesday marks the end of one of the nastiest, most expensive U.S. Senate races of the year, as voters decide between Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words updating with results after polls close at 7:30 p.m., photos.


TOLEDO — A look at who voted and why in Ohio, a swing state that remained divided into the final days of the presidential contest. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: Initial version by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, then 500 words by 10 p.m.


CINCINNATI — A white former policeman on trial for murder testifies that he feared for his life when he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop and that the Confederate emblem he was wearing at the time meant nothing to him. The defense has rested, and the case will be in the jury’s hands after closing arguments Wednesday. By Janice Morse. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.




— AOL VOICE-UBER DRIVER: A California woman stumbled upon a voice from the past during a trip to Ohio when she discovered her Uber driver was the man behind America Online’s famous “You’ve Got Mail” greeting.

— RESCUED MANATEES-ZOO: Four manatees rescued near Florida have arrived at the Columbus zoo.

— REMAINS FOUND-CREEK BED: Authorities have identified the remains of a woman found in a creek bed over the weekend in central Ohio.

— TERM LIMITS-OHIO-BALLOT: A proposed constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Ohio Supreme Court justices and to remove special legal protections provided to state lawmakers and their staffs has cleared its initial legal hurdle.

— BODY FOUND-SMOLDERING MATTRESS: Fire officials say a man was dead near a smoldering mattress at his central Ohio apartment.

— HOUSE EXPLODES: Columbus has agreed to pay more than $37,000 to the owners of one of more than two dozen homes damaged last year when a home exploded after a gas leak.


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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.