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, followed by Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Nonagenarian astronaut John Glenn adds to his lifetime of flight-related accolades as the Columbus airport is named in his honor. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m., then 400 words, photos from 11 a.m. event.




CINCINNATI — Elizabeth Warren offers an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket. By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas. SENT: 825 words, photos.



WASHINGTON — As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she’s seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic efforts to retake control of the Senate, according to party members familiar with her thinking. By Lisa Lerer and Julie Pace. SENT: 850 words, photos.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-THE LATEST: The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign.


ZANESVILLE — A former Ohio college student accused of giving birth in a sorority house bathroom and killing her baby girl by disposing of her in a trash bag has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. SENT: 350 words, photos.


TOLEDO — The ringleader of a scheme that smuggled teens into the U.S. and kept them as virtual slaves while forcing them to work at an egg farm and live in run-down trailers was sentenced to just over 15 years in prison Monday. SENT: 390 words.


COLUMBUS — The state’s new public schools chief says he wants Ohio to develop a sweeping vision for its education system as it adapts to a new federal law allowing states more flexibility over testing, academics and struggling schools. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 560 words, photos.


— AMOEBA DEATH: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says there needs to be a review of oversight for the U.S. National Whitewater Center following the death of an Ohio teenager who contracted an infection after she visited the park.

— SENATE 2016-OHIO: Former president George W. Bush plans a campaign stop in Ohio later this summer on behalf of incumbent GOP U.S. senator Rob Portman.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio gas prices continue to fall, while remaining slightly higher than the national average.

— APARTMENT FIRE-DOUBLE FATAL: Authorities say a man and a woman have died in an apartment fire in Cincinnati.

— FATAL CRASH-SIBLINGS KILLED: Authorities have identified a brother and sister killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in southwestern Ohio.

— TUBING RESCUE: Authorities say two people had to be rescued from a northwest Ohio river after a woman fell off a tube that was being pulled by a small boat and a man jumped in after her.

— WATER BAN: A southeast Ohio city is banning water due to unsafe reservoir water supply levels a day after the city was issued a boil advisory because of water quality issues stemming from a water main break.

— XGR-CIVILITY IN POLITICS: A group of Ohioans wants to bring civility back to politics as part of a national effort to return respect and reason to leaders’ daily discourse.

— DRUG ADDICTION FORUM: An Ohio congressman is joining with state officials to host a forum looking at opioid addiction in the state.

— MANZIEL-INDICTMENT: Johnny Manziel’s spokeswoman says an attorney who accidently sent The Associated Press a text message with details related to the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s domestic violence case has resigned from the defense team.


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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