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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

June 12, 2018

Good afternoon. 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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




ATLANTA — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in a 5-4 ruling. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 800 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in the case of a condemned killer convicted of fatally beating and stabbing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery. SENT: 130 words. To be updated with 130 words from arguments set for 9 a.m. EDT. Developed on merit.



— TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-WARMBIER: President Donald Trump is defending his repeated praise of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un during their meetings in spite of Kim’s distressing record on human rights.

— BROTHER KILLS BROTHER: A 13-year-old Ohio boy charged in Juvenile Court in the shooting death of his 11-year-old brother will be evaluated to determine if he’s competent to stand trial.

— MISSING TEEN-BODY: Authorities say a teen who apparently tried to swim across a river in Ohio has died and has been found dead in the water.

— ODD-POLICE CATCH SUSPECT: An Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police waiting below.

— FATAL HOUSE EXPLOSION: Police have identified a person who was critically injured in a vacant home explosion in Ohio that killed another person.

— FEDERAL GRANT-COLD CASES: Police in Ohio are seeking a nearly $1 million federal grant to help handle the city’s backlog of cold case sexual assaults.

— STOP AND FRISK ANNIVERSARY: The Ohio State Bar Association is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the use of some stop-and-frisk searches by police.

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: Attorneys for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are opposing the Ohio auditor’s effort to formally get involved in court proceedings about the dismantling of the massive online charter school amid a dispute over its public funding.




CINCINNATI — Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is participating in the Cincinnati Bengals’ minicamp this week after missing voluntary offseason workouts as his agent negotiates a contract. By Joe Kay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.


BBA--TWINS-BELISLE: The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle, bringing back the popular veteran after a stint with Cleveland.


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