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

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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 Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are opening the tea party's door for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. He's making his first appearance at the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity, the Kochs' flagship political organization, in Columbus, giving the keynote speech Friday at the conference expected to draw 3,000 tea party conservatives. By Thomas Beaumont and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: update from Bush appearance scheduled at 2 p.m.



DENVER — A man accused of running onto an airport ramp and trying to stop the flight he missed to Ohio is scheduled to appear in court. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 3:30 p.m., 130-word update from 3:30 p.m. hearing, then 250 words, photo.


PORT CLINTON — A former northern Ohio lawmaker removed from office immediately after being convicted of theft is set to be sentenced. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from afternoon sentencing, developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — Ohio is targeting problem gambling with a new education campaign focused on reaching compulsive gamblers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— DRUG BUST-REMAINS FOUND: Police participating in a northeast Ohio raid found more than just drugs on the property: They say they also found bones.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: The state says Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2001, dropping to an even 5 percent in July.

— MURDER TRIAL-HEARSAY: A man tried twice for what authorities say was a drug-related slaying in northwest Ohio has avoided a third trial by pleading guilty to reduced charges.

— SERGEANT SELLS STOLEN GUNS: A former lawman in northwest Ohio admits he stole more than 30 guns that were supposed to be destroyed and sold some to unwitting fellow officers.

— DETERIORATED DAM-BUSINESSES: Federal officials have declared an economic injury disaster designation for three counties near central Ohio's Buckeye Lake, making low-interest loans available for affected businesses in the area.

— BALLVILLE DAM-REMOVAL: A northwest Ohio mayor says removal of the Ballville Dam will be delayed for possibly a year because the Army Corps of Engineers wants more testing of sediment trapped behind the dam.

— AIR SHOW-CHICAGO-FUNERAL: Visitation services are Friday evening in southwest Ohio for a soldier who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and with the Golden Knights skydiving team.

— POLICE-HEADSCARVES: The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed an employment discrimination complaint over the ban on Columbus officers wearing headscarves for religious reasons.

— EX-CONGRESSMAN STOKES-RECOGNITION: An Ohio lawmaker is proposing an annual "Louis Stokes Day" to recognize the state's first black congressman, who died this week.

— JUVENILE JUDGE CONVICTED: A suspended juvenile court judge convicted of a felony and facing another trial has filed a lawsuit saying her rights have been violated.

— AIRPORT FUNDING: Officials say two Cincinnati-area airports will receive almost $340,000 in federal funding for repairs and new equipment.

— AKRON SMOKESTACKS: An iconic piece of Akron's skyline will soon meet its end if city officials have their way.

— HEALTH CARE FRAUD: A suburban Columbus chiropractor has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to defrauding health insurance companies for nearly $700,000.

— GOP 2016-KASICH-MICHIGAN: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich plans to visit Michigan for a forum on national security.

— CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-CHARGES: A former southwest Ohio police officer who was arrested in Michigan on child pornography charges while entering the United States from Canada has been sentenced to five years in prison.


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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.