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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo plans to reopen its Gorilla World with a higher, reinforced barrier where a young boy got into the exhibit and was dragged by a 400-pound gorilla, which was then shot and killed. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 350 words and photos by 3 a.m., then 130-word update from 10 a.m. exhibit preview and 400 words by 11:30 a.m., photos.


WEST CHESTER — A special election in a Republican-dominated district in southwest Ohio determines who completes John Boehner’s term in Congress. The GOP, Democratic and Green Party candidates will have a rematch in November for the full term. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 450 words and photos by 3 a.m., then 130-word update after polls close at 7:30 p.m. and 400 words by 9 p.m.




CINCINNATI — A prosecutor announces no charges will be brought against the mother of the little boy who got into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, saying the 3-year-old “just scampered off” as children sometimes do. The killing of a 400-pound gorilla that dragged the child through a moat set off a torrent of criticism. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 650 words, photos.


HAMILTON — A 15-year-old Ohio boy who opened fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria will be kept in juvenile detention until he is 21. No one was killed, but a few students were injured. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 250 words by 7 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s budget office is making data from its state accounting system available online amid a long-running push for financial transparency by the state treasurer. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 300 words.


DAYTON — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is looking to add the current Air Force One to its collection of historic presidential planes. SENT: 250 words, photo.


— OHIO SHOOTINGS-CHILDREN: At least three families have started efforts to gain custody of two of the children found unharmed after eight family members were slain in southern Ohio.

— BODY FOUND-CANAL: A coroner says there is no apparent evidence of foul play in the death of a 68-year-old northeast Ohio woman whose body was found in a canal.

— INJURED KIDS AT MOTEL: Trial dates have been set for three women who have denied charges stemming from the fatal beating of a 5-year-old boy at a southwest Ohio motel.

— CEDAR POINT CLOSED: Cedar Point was closed Monday after strong storms knocked out power to the northwest Ohio amusement park.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio gas prices are tracking up as the summer travel season gets underway.

— COLUMBUS OFFICER-CRASH: Police say a Columbus police officer was critically hurt in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 71.

— CENTURY OLD BUSINESSES: Ohio companies in business for 100 years or more are being profiled as part of a monthly recognition program.

— OHIO CRASHES-FAILURE TO YIELD: The State Highway Patrol reports an increase in the number of crashes caused by motorists who fail to yield to other vehicles.

— BUCKEYE BOYS STATE-FUTURE: Organizers of the Buckeye Boys State program are weighing whether to move the annual summertime gathering to a new home.

— ZIKA VIRUS-OHIO: Health authorities in northwest Ohio say a 50-year-old man who recently traveled to the Caribbean has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities have identified a man who died over the weekend after he was found trapped in a vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in southwest Ohio.


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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