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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COLUMBUS — Some rules for Ohio voters are under legal scrutiny as the focus in the key swing state starts shifting toward fall. A look at voting-related issues pending before the courts. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by noon.




HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children surrendered Friday in Pennsylvania, where they were arraigned. The suspected predator killed himself after Youngstown, Ohio, church officials announced settlements involving students who accused him of molesting them. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 620 words, photos, video.



CINCINNATI — A man charged with possessing the weapon used in multiple shootings at Cincinnati’s largest building last year is in prison on weapons convictions in another shooting, police say. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 300 words.


CLEVELAND — An analysis finds black voters played a large role in defeating an Ohio prosecutor criticized by members of the black community for his handling of an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland officer. SENT: 350 words, photos.


— SCALDED CHILD DIES — A judge has entered a not guilty plea on behalf of an Ohio woman who faces a child endangering charge after being accused of putting her 4-year-old stepson’s legs in scalding water as punishment the night before he was found dead.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY-FACEBOOK POST: An emergency medical services supervisor has been fired for a Facebook post saying he was glad a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland officer was dead.

— BOXING CHAMP-FELONY CHARGES: Former boxing champion Kelly Pavlik has been indicted on felony charges in northeast Ohio after being accused of shooting a man with a pellet gun.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO-BALLOT: Attorney General Mike DeWine has, for a fourth time, rejected one group’s effort to get a medical marijuana question on Ohio’s ballot.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: Ohio’s unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in February was unchanged from January as the number of unemployed workers and Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment both increased.

— PRINCIPAL DRAGS STUDENT: A northeast Ohio school district is paying $27,500 as part of a settlement to the family of a special needs student who was dragged down a hallway and kicked into an office by a principal.

— TIGER CUBS-COLUMBUS ZOO: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is now home to three more big cats.

— GOP 2016-KASICH: Republican John Kasich is in Utah as he continues to cite his strong showing in Ohio’s primary as proof his presidential campaign is strong.


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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.