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 [email protected] Ann Sanner is on the desk, followed by Julie Carr Smyth. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




HOMER — Nearly a century and a half before Hillary Clinton, a fiery activist from Ohio became the first woman nominated for U.S. president. Victoria Woodhull’s varied and colorful life makes her difficult to pigeonhole. The suffragist, medium, businesswoman, stockbroker and newspaper publisher was “Mrs. Satan” to some, a visionary champion of women’s and children’s rights to others. She rode motorcycles, preached “free love” and followed the guidance of an ancient Greek orator she believed had presented himself to her as a spirit guide. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 790 words, photos.


FIRST WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT-OTHER CANDIDATES: A list of women who have won a party’s nomination for U.S. president.


COLUMBUS — The U.S. Supreme Court refused to restore a week of early voting in swing-state Ohio, a decision denounced by Democrats but praised by the state’s Republican elections chief who noted voters can still begin casting ballots for the presidential election in less than a month. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 450 words, photos.




WEST CHESTER — Democrats in former House Speaker John Boehner’s Ohio district can cast their votes for the party’s nominee to oppose his Republican successor, but the result is a foregone conclusion. Former congressional staffer Steve Fought is running unopposed in Tuesday’s special primary, but elections officials in the district’s six counties were required by law to hold a vote. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from polls, results expected at 8:30 p.m., 250 words, photos by 10 p.m.


PORTLAND, Ore. — When a group of armed protesters occupied a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon’s high desert early this year, their weekslong standoff drew national attention to the decades-old fight between the federal government and Western states over land policy. For weeks, the federal government allowed the occupation to continue, causing speculation as to why authorities would not move in and re-take the site. The occupation that started Jan. 2, ended after 41 days. On Tuesday, opening statements are set to begin in the federal trial of seven of the protesters. By Steven Dubois. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from noon hearing.




— FRANCISCANS-CHILD SEX ABUSE: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, and a Pennsylvania-based religious order have agreed to pay $900,000 to settle 28 lawsuit claims of sexual abuse by a Franciscan friar.

— FOOTBALL PLAYER-RACIST MESSAGES: Police and the NAACP are investigating after an Ohio high school football player says he received hateful, racist messages after kneeling during the national anthem before a game.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a witness to another slaying he committed.

— DRUGS-LICENSE SUSPENSIONS: A new state law has given judges in Ohio discretion over whether to suspend the driver’s license of someone convicted of a drug offense that doesn’t involve impaired driving.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-MORATORIUM: A northeast Ohio city is freezing the cultivation, processing or sale of medical marijuana in the city for a year.

— DRUG DEATHS-AMNESTY: A new Ohio law offers immunity from prosecution to people trying to get help for someone overdosing on drugs or overdose victims themselves who seek assistance.

— PAY AS YOU CAMPAIGN: The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has paid $20,000 to an Ohio city ahead of Trump’s scheduled appearance there this week.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-CHELSEA CLINTON: Chelsea Clinton plans to campaign in swing state Ohio for her mother this week. AP Photos.

— MINIMUM WAGE-CLEVELAND: Cleveland City Council has elected to let voters decide whether to increase the city’s minimum wage.

— BOAT ACCIDENT-OTTAWA RIVER: Authorities say a Toledo man has died following a late-August boat crash into a dock on a river along the Ohio-Michigan state line.

— OHIO-DISTEMPER OUTBREAK: A central Ohio animal shelter says it’s transporting some dogs that were exposed to a deadly disease to off-site quarantine areas.

— SCHOOL THREATS-ARREST: Authorities in Ohio say they have arrested a boy after an investigation tied him to a written bomb threat left in a school restroom.

— UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT’S BONUS: Trustees at the University of Toledo have approved a 2 percent raise and a 20 percent bonus for the school’s president after her first year on the job.

— DEER-ARCHERY HUNTING: Ohio is opening deer hunting with the annual archery season, followed by statewide youth gun, gun and muzzleloader seasons.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.

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