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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The Ohio Supreme Court upholds the pricing structure for fees American Electric Power can charge its competitors as it transitions to a competitive market. AEP had argued the rate was too low. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2:30 p.m.



LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A Cincinnati suburb is too broke to pay sheriff's deputies to patrol its streets, and the state auditor is asked to look into what can be done to help. SENT: 250 words.


MILWAUKEE — The regional body considering a request from Waukesha, Wisconsin, to draw water from Lake Michigan water meets Thursday. The group could make a pivotal recommendation for or against the project, and that could have major implications for future requests from other cities that might want to tap into the Great Lakes someday. By Greg Moore. UPCOMING: Developed on merits from 2 p.m. meeting.


CINCINNATI — Fifth Third Bancorp says its first-quarter profit fell nearly 10 percent from a year ago as its costs rose and it set aside more money to protect itself from bad loans or leases. SENT: 215 words.



MILWAUKEE — Former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose will be the inaugural inductee to the new Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. SENT: 300 words.


— HEALTH OVERHAUL-OHIO: State officials are holding a public hearing on a proposal to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid.

— HOUSE FIRE-DEATHS: Authorities say a woman and child died in a house fire and two men inside the home were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation in western Ohio.

— CHURCH BUS DRIVER-SEX CHARGES: A volunteer church bus driver and registered sex offender accused of sexually abusing two boys is indicted on two federal counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving a minor.

— PLANE CRASH-APARTMENT BUILDING: Investigators say a Florida co-pilot involved in an Ohio plane crash that killed nine people was fired from his previous job because he lagged behind in training and lost track of details.

— WATER TREATMENT-PRICE FIXING: Ohio's attorney general says his office is looking into alleged bid-rigging involving sales of a chemical used to treat water.

— DEAD DOGS-DITCH: Authorities say 22 dogs were found dead in a ditch in far northeast Ohio, and they have few clues about how or why the animals ended up there.

— COLD CASE ARREST: A southwest Ohio judge will rule later on whether wiretaps can be used as evidence in the murder trial of an Arizona man arrested last year in a 1992 slaying.

— PEOPLE-GLORIA STEINEM: Writer and activist Gloria Steinem was slated to visit the Ohio Statehouse and meet with Democratic female lawmakers during a stop in the political battleground state.

— BARN TOUR: Barn enthusiasts plan to tour historic sites and have an educational conference this weekend in southwest Ohio.


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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.