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. Mitch Stacy 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Ohio police officer is set for arraignment on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m., then 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. court appearance.


CLEVELAND — The former longtime director of Cleveland’s Veterans Admministration Hospital is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Akron for accepting bribes from a company to which he provided inside information on VA construction projects. William Montague was also implicated in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 a.m., developing from 10 a.m. sentencing.




SAN FRANCISCO — Parents are using the case of a former Stanford University swimmer from Ohio who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman he encountered at a fraternity party to talk with their own children about sexual misconduct, binge drinking, personal responsibility and boundaries. By Lisa Leff. SENT: 725 words, photos.


DAYTON — A guidance counselor from Brock Turner’s Ohio high school apologizes for getting involved in the former Stanford University swimmer’s sexual assault case in California by writing a letter in support of him to the judge. SENT: 260 words.


— EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE: A former Stanford University swimmer from Ohio whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman ignited widespread outrage will leave jail three months early. SENT: 130 words.



COLUMBUS — Ohioans seeking medical marijuana treatment won’t be able to get the substance immediately. The legalization bill signed by Gov. John Kasich lays out a number of steps that must happen first to set up the state’s medical marijuana program. Some questions and answers about the legislation. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 530 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — Republican Warren Davidson was sworn into the House on Wednesday to take former House Speaker John Boehner’s long-held seat, elected with the backing of the same conservatives who helped drive Boehner from Congress. By Alan Fram. SENT: 430 words.


WASHINGTON — Twenty-one states, including Ohio, are suing Delaware to give back more than $150 million in uncashed money orders. SENT: 335 words.


COLUMBUS — The brother of two-time Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin is one of the plaintiffs in a series of lawsuits filed by former college players who say they suffer the effects of concussions. SENT: 560 words.


DETROIT — Three people, including a man arrested in Ohio, are charged in the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found a week ago in a vacant lot in Detroit. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 330 words, photos.




ORRVILLE — J.M. Smucker, known more for its fruit jellies, has cats and coffee drinkers to thank for its strong financial results in its latest quarter. SENT: 350 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Ohio-based Cliffs Natural Resources brought more good news to northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range on Thursday when the company said it will restart operations in August at its United Taconite mining facilities, two months earlier than previously announced. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 340 words.


DETROIT — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department say an agreement has been reached with Marathon Petroleum to reduce air pollution from a Detroit refinery. SENT: 370 words.


BOSTON — A chicken claw. A crucifix. A 1940 “Re-elect FDR” pin. Those and other items that a century’s worth of kids have swallowed, shoved up their nose or ears or otherwise ingested are on display in a macabre exhibition at Boston Children’s Hospital. By Mark Pratt. SENT: 400 words, photos.


— TRAFFIC STOP-POLICE SHOOTING: An outside consultant’s report says a former University of Cincinnati policeman who fatally shot a driver last year led the department in the number of stops, citations and arrests in the year he was patrolling the streets.

— DRUGS AND GUNS-TRIAL: Five men who prosecutors say were the trigger men for a violent central Ohio gang have been convicted of murder and other charges.

— DRINKING WATER-OHIO: Ohio’s governor has signed off on requiring public water systems to alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap.

— CINCINNATI POLICE-FATAL SHOOTING: The family of a man fatally shot by Cincinnati police last year has filed a lawsuit.

— DOG KILLS BABY: The stepgrandmother of a 7-month-old Indiana boy killed in a 2014 dog attack has been sentenced to three years in prison in Ohio.

— ELEVATOR SHAFT DEATH: Police in Toledo say a teenager died after apparently falling down an elevator shaft in an abandoned apartment building.

— OHIO VOTING SYSTEM-LAWSUIT: A federal judge in Ohio has refused to delay enforcement of a ruling that restored certain early voting opportunities for the November general election.

— GIRL HIT BY TRUCK: Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by a pickup truck while walking down a western Ohio road late at night.

— OHIO STATE-ALCOHOL SALES: Ohio State fans will soon be able to have a beer anywhere in Ohio Stadium during football games.

— EX-OSU PLAYER-EXTORTION CHARGE: Former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells has testified against a man suspected of trying to extort at least $65,000 from him over a botched drug deal.

— JAIL INMATES OVERDOSE: Authorities say two inmates who overdosed at a northeastern Ohio jail were revived with an overdose antidote, and a third inmate accused of smuggling the drugs inside is now facing more charges.

— CASINO REVENUE: New state data shows revenue decreased by 6 percent at Ohio’s casinos last month as the racinos saw a 6 percent increase.

— DEER ATTACKS WOMAN: An Ohio woman says she feels like a “prisoner” because a deer has been attacking her near her home.

— FATAL TRIPLE SHOOTING: Officials say a triple shooting in Ohio’s capital city left one man dead and one in critical condition.

— ISLAND POLICE INVESTIGATION: A fired Ohio island police chief is asking for his old job back.

— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say travelers in Cincinnati could be affected as construction work requires ramp closures affecting two heavily traveled highways this week.


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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