BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — With Donald Trump pushing toward an outright majority of delegates, Ohio’s delegates assess their plan to lift Gov. John Kasich to nomination in an open convention in his home state this summer. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 130 words, followed by 500 words. With AP Photos.



HAMILTON — Two young brothers found at a southwest Ohio motel were beaten by adults over a 22-hour span and so badly injured by the alleged abuse that responding police and doctors were left in tears, police say. SENT: 400 words.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s top utility regulator resigns, marking the fourth departure from the job since Gov. John Kasich was elected in 2010. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 350 words, photos.



ATHENS — An anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” was posted by a social media user in Europe, and there is no risk to Ohio University, authorities say. SENT: 380 words.




COLUMBUS — A super PAC backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich is taking its case for his presidential nomination directly to delegates in an unusual web ad. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 420 words, photo.


— GOP 2016: Ohio Republicans are gathering in the Columbus area for a state party organizational session and a meeting of their delegation to this summer’s national convention in Cleveland. SENT: 130 words.


WASHINGTON — Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks. By Lisa Lerer, Julie Pace and Ken Thomas. SENT: 870 words, photos.


— HILLARY CLINTON: Hillary Clinton will campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio next week. SENT: 130 words.


CLEVELAND — The city plans to dismantle a gazebo that’s become a makeshift memorial at a recreation center where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a rookie patrolman. SENT: 335 words, photo.


MOBILE, Ala. — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.


Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 480 words:


FARGO, N. D. — A county law enforcement unit in North Dakota that has been at the leading edge of unmanned aircraft development is cleared to fly drones throughout the country. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 560 words.


— OHIO SHOOTINGS: A vigil is planned for the eight family members killed in a shooting massacre in rural Ohio.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CHILD: Two men have been indicted in southwest Ohio for their suspected roles in a shootout that killed a 1-year-old boy.

— FETUS DEATH-MURDER CHARGE: A prosecutor says a southwest Ohio man accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend and causing her fetus’ death has been sentenced to 46 years to life in prison on murder and other counts.

— K-9 ATTACKED-DOG KILLED: Authorities say sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a dog that attacked a police K-9 during a community event in Columbus.

— SCHOOL WATER-LEAD: Two schools in a Cleveland suburb have shut off their drinking fountains after finding high levels of lead in the water.

— FIREFIGHTER SHOT: A 19-year-old woman has admitted participating in a murder-for-hire plot that left a Cleveland firefighter dead in August 2013.

— TEEN GIRL SLAIN: A 17-year-old boy is heading to prison in a 2014 unintentional shooting that killed a teenage girl in Columbus.

— CINCINNATI MARATHON: Organizers expect another record field for the annual Flying Pig Marathon and related races this weekend in Cincinnati.

— EMPTY BOWLS: Marshall University ceramics students have raised $17,000 for a food pantry that serves parts of West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.

— RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 11 this week to 420, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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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