BC-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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



COLUMBUS — State health officials take up a proposal to revoke the license of one of Ohio’s remaining abortion clinics Tuesday. Women’s Med Center of Dayton faces closure for failing to meet a new state law requiring the center to enlist four backup doctors for emergencies. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 250 words by noon.



COLUMBUS — Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 630 words, photos, video.


CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland reaches a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 680 words, photos.



WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Republican Donald Trump took aim at rival John Kasich’s table manners Monday, labeling his eating “disgusting” and calling him “a stubborn guy who eats like a slob.” By Jill Colvin. SENT: 330 words, photos.


DALLAS — Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former Cleveland Browns quarterback says. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 500 words, photos.


ERIE, Pa. — Authorities say an Ohio kidnapping suspect charged in the fatal beating of a woman in a Pennsylvania home invasion has been found dead in his jail cell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update, developed on merits.


HAMILTON — Ohio legislators seek $400,000 to help expand a faith-based anti-heroin effort in a southwest Ohio community hard hit by the deadly epidemic. SENT: 260 words.


— SALAD-LISTERIA: Officials say limited production has restarted at a Dole processing plant after an outbreak of listeriosis linked to the western Ohio facility has ended.

— FATAL HOUSE FIRE: Firefighters say one person died and two other people escaped serious injury from an early morning house fire in suburban Cincinnati.

— CONTAMINATED PARK: Environmental officials have taken soil samples at 25 private properties near a park in Ohio that’s closed over concerns that lead-contaminated dust could become airborne.

— BOB EVANS CLOSURES: Restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is closing 27 underperforming locations and laying off 1,100 workers in attempt to boost profits.

— DELIVERY ROBBERIES-TEEN ARRESTED: Cleveland police say a 13-year-old boy suspected of robbing two pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint and trying to rob a third was identified because he used his own cellphone to place the orders.

— MARRIED AT MARATHON: This year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon in Ohio will be a race to remember for one couple who married at the starting line before running the event’s half-marathon. Pursuing photos.

— THEATER-WAITRESS TOUR: The new Broadway musical “Waitress” is packing up its pies and hitting the road, as a national tour of the show with songs by Sara Bareilles kicks off at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square in October 2017.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio are continuing to inch up, now averaging $2.16 for a gallon of regular.


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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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