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

May 13, 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. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




DAYTON -- The Memphis Belle, a World War II B-17 bomber known for leggy pinup model on its nose, has been restored and will be unveiled this week. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 700 words. With AP Photos.


TOLEDO -- A dog that ran away from a family four years ago in Lansing, Michigan, has been reunited with them after being found in Toledo, Ohio. SENT: 300 words. With AP Photos.




CANTON -- At least 14 sets of brothers served Ohio’s only National Guard unit send to Korea, fighting “family style” on the Korean battlefields. By Shane Hoover, The Canton Repository. SENT: 520 words. Mandatory member credit.


AKRON -- A Bhutaense-Nepali refugee is the first from his community to became a police officer in his adopted home of Akron, Ohio. The 30-year-old man was one of 12 officers sworn in on May 4. The new officer says he’s proud to be an American citizen, a member of the refugee community, and an Akron police officer. By Katie Byard, Akron Beacon Journal. SENT: 1,120 words. Mandatory member credit.



BOY DEAD-FATHER ARRESTED: Authorities say a 41-year-old man has driven to a suburban Cleveland police station with his unresponsive toddler son in his car and surrendered to officers.

— TAVERN-JACKPOT GAME: The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued an opinion that a Cleveland tavern’s jackpot game appears to be legal if all the proceeds are eventually paid to participants.

— BUS DRIVER-PERFECT RECORD: If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, there’s no better person behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal, who has logged more than 1 million miles over the last 40 years without causing an accident.

— OLDEST AMERICAN: A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman.

— DIGITAL CRIME UNIT-OHIO: Police in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus are creating a new digital forensics unit for officers to analyze and download information from cellphones taken during investigations.

— MAIL CARRIER-POT THEFTS: A mail carrier has been sentenced to three months in prison for taking more than 10 pounds of marijuana intended for delivery to two northeast Ohio residences.


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