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 APColumbus@ap.org. Mitch Stacy 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI — An Ohio prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a man who fatally shot his 14-year-old son after mistaking him for an intruder. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m., photo.


CINCINNATI — A year after FBI agents moved in to arrest a young suburban Cincinnati man they said had just bought weapons for an attack on the U.S. Capitol, no trial is scheduled and it's not certain there will even be one. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 450 words, photos.



COLUMBUS — A man who arrived at his girlfriend's Ohio apartment in the midst of stabbings that killed her and two children says his only regret about confronting the alleged attacker is not killing that man. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio's secretary of state plans to discuss some of his priorities and initiatives for the presidential election year during a speech to local election officials in the perennial battleground state. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 3 p.m. speech, then 400 words by 6 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate challenges whether his primary opponent, with an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association, really tempered his positions on gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m., photo.


BRANCHPORT, N.Y. — Winter finally came down hard on New York's Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards. The wait was over for an ice wine harvest. By Michael Hill. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.


— OHIO HOUSE EXPLOSION: Investigators say a northeast Ohio house fire and explosion that killed a family of four was arson.

— BALLOTS FOR THE BLIND: A federal judge has set an April trial in a dispute involving the accessibility of paper absentee ballots to blind Ohio voters.

— FACEBOOK-MUGSHOT-SELFIE: A man who allegedly sent Ohio police a selfie because he didn't like the mugshot they were using has been arrested in the Florida panhandle.

— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-CHILD: Police in Cleveland say they've made an arrest and are looking for one more suspect in the fatal drive-by shooting of 3-year-old boy last fall.

— AMBULANCE COMPANY OWNER-FRAUD: An ambulance company owner accused of submitting more than $1.4 million in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medicaid has pleaded guilty in Ohio to health care fraud and money laundering charges.

— US MONEY LAWSUIT: A California attorney who unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio challenging a similar phrase on U.S. currency and coins.

— PIT BULL-BAN: A suburban Cleveland city has rejected a proposal banning pit bulls six months after a 71-year-old city woman was mauled to death.

— FIREFIGHTER DIES-REWARD: Authorities in the southwest Ohio city where a firefighter died last month say the reward has been raised to $25,000 for information that helps solve the case.

— COLLEGE-BANKING ON FOOTBALL: A small southeastern college that started up a new football program last fall has had to forfeit its only four wins because of a paperwork snafu.

— SLEDDING ACCIDENT: A sledding accident in suburban Cleveland has left a nine-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries.

— AIRLINES-NEW NONSTOPS: Two low-cost carriers have announced new nonstop flights from Ohio airports.

— LOTTERY SCAM WARNING-OHIO: A Better Business Bureau warns that $1.5 billion Powerball drawing may result in scams against consumers.

— FATAL STABBING-SENTENCING: A northeast Ohio man convicted in a fatal stabbing and a separate rape case has been sentenced to life in prison.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Police are searching for several people suspected in the slaying of a man shot multiple times in a vehicle in Cleveland.

— FATAL SHOOTING-SUV: Police say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in an SUV in northeast Ohio.

— SCHOOL DISTRICT-THEFT: A former school employee is going to prison for stealing thousands of dollars from the northwest Ohio district.


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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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