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] Mark Gillispie is on the desk. Delano Massey, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

PAINKILLERS-DOCTORS-OHIO

COLUMBUS —Use of a state website in Ohio that’s intended to help curb misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers continues to rise after an enforcement and education effort, according to data from the state Pharmacy Board. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 380 words.

LAME DUCK SESSIONS-THINGS TO KNOW

COLUMBUS — Abortion, guns and other hot-button topics are expected to dominate Statehouse debate during the final weeks of the two-year legislative session. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 680 words.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

A MARINE’S LIFE

CLEVELAND — An Ohio Marine has died 11 years after being paralyzed by an Iraqi land mine in 2005. Shurvon Price wasn’t expected to live long but learned to type, play video games and brush his teeth and with some help walked and rode a bike. By Grant Segal, Cleveland Plain Dealer. SENT: 860 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME-DEVELOPMENT: A Milwaukee-based technology company has obtained the naming rights for a large development project around the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

— BREAKWATER REPAIRS-CLEVELAND: Officials say a $36 million project to rebuild a vital Lake Erie breakwater in Cleveland damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been completed.

— BUS WI-FI COLUMBUS: The public transit agency serving Ohio’s capital city plans to offer free wireless internet access on its buses.

— BAIL REFORM-CLEVELAND: A spokesman says Cleveland Municipal Court will change its approach to setting bail to do that more fairly.

— POLICE PURSUIT-PASSENGER DEATH: Authorities say a passenger has died after being ejected from a car that hit another vehicle during a police chase in Cincinnati.

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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.

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