AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH
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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 5 p.m. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE-KASICH
TOLEDO -- Fresh off a victory in Ohio’s primary election, the Democratic nominee for the state’s top office is reaching out to supporters of outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich, whose policies have alienated many GOP supporters in recent years. By John Seewer. SENT: 395 words.
CINCINNATI -- It’s finally spring and the callery pear trees along highways and suburban cul-de-sacs are flowering again. Once called a “marvel” by those who first brought them to America, they are now described as a scourge on the environment. By Carrie Blackmore Smith, Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 520 words. Mandatory member credit.
TOLEDO -- Birders descend on Lake Erie shore to spot rare songbirds. By Matt Markey, Toledo Blade. SENT: 1,045 words. Mandatory member credit.
— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND: A judge in northeast Ohio has classified a man facing a possible death sentence in the slayings of two women as a sexually violent predator.
— OHIO CONGRESSMAN THREAT: A man who left a voicemail message at an Ohio congressman’s office mentioning a June shooting at a baseball practice for members of Congress has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
— TOUR COMPANY-STUDENTS: The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Cleveland against a northeast Ohio company that failed to deliver on pre-paid field trips for more than a dozen schools and thousands of students from across the state.
— DOG DAYCARE-PHOTO: An Ohio dog daycare photo has gone viral for capturing what looks like a group of four-legged friends taking a selfie.
— STUDENT ATHLETE’S COMEBACK: An Ohio high school senior has returned to the lacrosse field nearly six months after suffering a life-threatening brain aneurysm.
— OHIO TOURISM: Ohio tourism officials say the state saw a record 219 million tourism visits last year, up from 212 million in 2016.
BOSTON — They both took winding paths to get here, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season. LeBron James is looking to join an elite list of players to appear in eight consecutive NBA finals. The Celtics are hoping the young players left on their injury-battered roster can lead them to their first Finals berth since 2010. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m. With AP Photos.
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