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 [email protected] Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Ohio schedules a clemency hearing for the first inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death. Ronald Phillips is set to die Jan. 12 for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — The Army Corps of Engineers says it will agree to dredge the Cuyahoga River shipping channel in Cleveland where cargo ships have been forced to lighten their loads to a steel plant because of accumulated sediment. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.


— BURGER KING-MURDER-SUICIDE: Police say a man fatally shot a woman inside a Burger King in Cleveland before killing himself inside the bathroom.

— SAILOR REMAINS-BURIAL: A sailor killed 75 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor is set to be buried with full military honors in northeast Ohio.

— REST AREA-SHOOTING: Court documents indicate an arrest warrant had been issued for a man who the State Highway Patrol says shot an 18-year-old multiple times at a central Ohio interstate rest area over the weekend before turning the gun on himself.

— DEATH PENALTY UPHELD: The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a man’s conviction and death sentence for the Ohio killing of a youth counselor.

— SUSPICIOUS LETTER-INDICTMENT: An Ohio inmate accused of sending a judge a suspicious letter and powder in an anthrax hoax and instructing a second inmate to do the same has pleaded guilty and had three years added to his sentence.

— OHIO VOTING: The number of Ohioans who have asked for an absentee ballot ahead of the November presidential election is closing in on 1 million.

— BREAKWATER REPAIRS-CLEVELAND: A $36 million project to repair a northeast Ohio breakwater that was damaged during Superstorm Sandy is nearing completion.



AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 8 Ohio general election on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-OH-OHIO General Election Testing/AP-OH-OHIO General Election Testing.


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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