AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6 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. John Seewer 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MARIETTA — Republican Gov. John Kasich turns his attention, if briefly, from the presidential race to business at home as he delivers his annual State of the State address. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 550 words developing from 7 p.m. speech.


CINCINNATI — A status hearing is scheduled for a fired University of Cincinnati police officer facing a murder trial in the fatal shooting of black motorist after a traffic stop. UPCOMING: 130 words, then developing from 8:30 a.m. hearing.



COLUMBUS — Defense attorneys wasted time challenging evidence against a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home and should have focused instead on sparing him from a death sentence, according to arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court. By Andrew Welsh Huggins. SENT: 640 words, photos.




CINCINNATI — A Maryland slaying suspect shot and wounded by a police officer in Ohio is heard shouting at the officer to “kill me” as the officer repeatedly tells him to drop his knife and “get down,” in body camera video that a prosecutor showed Tuesday while announcing the officer will not be charged. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 450 words. Pursuing video, photos.



HAMILTON —The case of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting students in an Ohio school cafeteria was delayed Tuesday after late-arising issues prevented a plea agreement from being reached. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 400 words.


COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is set to deliver the annual State of the State address Wednesday in historic Marietta in southeast Ohio. A look at some things to know as Kasich, who’s also a Republican presidential candidate, returns to the swing state to deliver the speech. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 600 words, photos.


ROME — A 5-year-old American girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight may get her wish to see Pope Francis. By Trisha Thomas. SENT: 400 words.


TIFFIN — A small university hires Ohio State University’s former marching band director who was fired after an investigation into what the university said was a “sexualized culture” within the famed band. SENT: 250 words.


VERSAILLES, Ind. — A Cincinnati, Ohio, woman and her daughter were among three people who died after the car they were traveling in collided with a semitrailer early Tuesday in southeastern Indiana, Indiana State Police said. SENT 200 words.


— NARCOTICS DETECTIVES-THEFT CHARGES: A former police supervisor in suburban Cleveland has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison on charges related to stealing thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.

— FAMILY SLAYINGS: An Ohio man has been charged with murdering two family members in Kentucky and stealing a vehicle that belonged to one of the relatives.

— LONE CHEETAH CUB: A lone Oregon cheetah cub has found a new family at an Ohio zoo. AP Video.

— MINISTER-TAX SCAM: A federal court jury in Cleveland has convicted a traveling minister from Arkansas in a tax refund scam that prosecutors say totaled nearly $5 million.

— MISSING TODDLER FOUND: Police say a toddler in a car that the boy’s father said was stolen at gunpoint has been found safe in southwestern Ohio.

— PILL PEDDLING-DOCTOR SENTENCED: A 57-year-old doctor is heading to prison after prosecutors say he peddled thousands of prescriptions from a northeast Ohio clinic.

— ZOO-GIRAFFE DEATH: A female giraffe that suffered a broken leg at the Toledo Zoo has been euthanized.


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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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