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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by John Seewer. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TOLEDO — Sheriff’s records show a man accused of abducting and killing a college student riding her bicycle chased a pair of boys on their bikes two years ago because he thought they looked suspicious. By John Seewer. SENT: 530 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 11 a.m. funeral, 540 words expected by 4 p.m.


RALEIGH, N. C. — At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind would recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 570 words. AP Photos.


LOS ANGELES — Writer-Director Steven Caple Jr. makes his feature debut with a film exploring the lives of skateboarders in Cleveland, who get caught up in dealing drugs to fund their ambitions. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 670 words. AP Photos.


— POLICE SHOT AT-OHIO: Columbus police say someone shot at a sergeant working special duty at an apartment complex, and the officer returned fire.

— BOX–BRONER INDICTED: Boxer Adrien Broner won’t be released early from a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

— KINGS ISLAND-NEW ROLLER COASTER: A southwest Ohio theme park is adding another wooden roller coaster next year.

— CLEVELAND-PRIDE PARADE: Cleveland’s annual gay pride parade and related events next month have been canceled.

— FORMER VILLAGE OFFICAL INDICTED: A village’s former fiscal officer accused of stealing about $80,000 from the central Ohio village has been indicted on charges including theft in office.

— FREEWAY SHOOTING: A man accused in a fatal shooting on a central Ohio freeway has been indicted on seven counts, including an aggravated murder charge.

— INVESTMENT FRAUD: An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in New York to being part of a scheme that defrauded more than two dozen investors out of $5 million.


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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.