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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Thousands of Ohioans have had to find new health insurance this summer as their financially troubled carrier winds down operations. It's more than an inconvenience: many of them may also have to pay more. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 500 words.


URBANA, Illinois — Most people who burn flags in protest, like those outside of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this month, are not arrested, although most U.S. states keep flag desecration laws on the books. By David Mercer. SENT: 700 words. With BC-US--Flag-Burning Laws-Glance. With AP Photos.



TOLEDO — Two white men have been charged with violating federal hate crime law in the beating of a black man in Toledo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


CINCINNATI — A multi-faith group in southwest Ohio hopes educational pamphlets can increase understanding of Muslims and decrease prejudice against them. he Bridges of Faith Trialogue, based in the Cincinnati area, planned to distribute hard copies at several locations, including a mosque and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. SENT: 250 words.


TOLEDO — Bar owners in Toledo are toasting the success of a quiet roll-out of the city's first outdoor public-drinking area. The entertainment district near downtown Toledo is allowed under a new state law that lets revelers legally carry open containers of alcohol. SENT: 300 words.


COLUMBUS — The troopers in Knox County arrived at the crash scene, the one where someone had hit and killed a motorcyclist but didn't stop, and found a crucial piece of evidence the fleeing vehicle had left behind: a running board. By Holly Zachariah. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 900 words.


__ CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON: Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, have added a stop in Cleveland to their post-Democratic National Convention bus tour in Pennsylvania and Ohio, while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is countering with a Monday town hall meeting in Columbus.

__ POLICE OFFICER SHOT: An Indianapolis police officer taken into custody in Cincinnati has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a detective investigating a reported domestic violence incident involving the officer and his estranged wife.

__ ABORTION CLINIC-OHIO: An Ohio appeals court has ruled that Toledo's only remaining abortion clinic can stay open.

__ FUGITIVE TASK FORCE: The U.S. Marshals Service's violent fugitive task force in northern Ohio says it has made its 40,000th arrest.

___ OHIO RIVER PADDLEFEST: A fleet of canoes and kayaks will stream down the Ohio River in a new route Aug. 6 in Cincinnati's 15th annual Paddlefest.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. 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 apcustomersupport@ap.org 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.