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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Eight political professionals from what’s described as “the Ohio of India” are working at campaign offices in the American bellwether state of the same name as part of a one-of-its-kind international fellowship program. Groups from Liberia and Brazil arrive later this month. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.




CLEVELAND — A man who admits fatally shooting his daughter at their family’s suburban Cleveland home is indicted on an aggravated murder charge. Authorities have yet to explain why he would have killed his 27-year-old daughter, a pharmacist who had just been hired at the renowned Cleveland Clinic. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 585 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Nearly three years after first announcing plans to re-inhabit a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio, a Chinese automotive glass maker completes work on its North American recycled glass manufacturing hub. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 525 words, photos.




WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is changing some of his advertising plans. He’s focusing more than ever on Pennsylvania and Ohio, a sign of the importance his campaign is placing on those two states. By Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day. SENT: 250 words, photo.


— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio next week to campaign prior to the state’s voter registration deadline and a day after the second presidential debate.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s new medical marijuana advisory committee will include two members of a group that fought legalization, raising concerns among advocates about whether the panel will be stacked against patients. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 460 words, photo.


— HIRED KILLING-WRONG HOUSE: A man accused of arranging a contract killing in which the hired attacker went to the wrong Ohio home and shot someone with the same name as the intended target has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: Ohio has laid out the dosages it would use in a new three-drug combination to be administered when the state resumes executions in January.

— GROCERY CART-LAWSUIT: A jury in Cleveland awards $1.2 million to a woman injured when she was struck by a motorized cart in a grocery store.

— OHIO VOTING: Ohioans have until Tuesday to register to vote in this fall’s presidential election.

— BABY DEATH-MOTEL: The parents of a baby boy who was found unresponsive in a southwest Ohio motel room and later died have pleaded not guilty to child endangering charges.

— EX-VETERANS OFFICIAL-THEFT: A former veterans services director accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the county agency has been found guilty of theft in office in Ohio.

— OVERDOSE DEATHS-CLEVELAND: The county medical examiner in Cleveland says the number of deadly overdoses from opioids in September matched the record amount set a month earlier.

— OBAMA COMMUTATIONS-OHIO: President Barack Obama has commuted 20-year prison sentences for three Ohioans in his ongoing push to grant clemency during his final months in office and spur action on criminal justice reform.

— BODY CAMERAS-COLUMBUS: Police in Ohio’s capital city can review body camera footage before they file reports or make statements under newly agreed upon rules.



AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 8 Ohio general election on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-OH-OHIO General Election Testing/AP-OH-OHIO General Election Testing.


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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