BC-BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6 pm, BC

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 starting at 6 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — Ohio utility regulators are nearing decisions on two proposed energy deals that have sparked fierce debate among consumer, business and environmental advocates. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 800 words.



WASHINGTON — Sherwin-Williams, which has long claimed to “cover the Earth” with its paints, is buying rival Valspar for about $9 billion in a move that it says will expand its reach in Asia and Europe. Sherwin-Williams will remain headquartered in Cleveland. By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 450.


TOLEDO — Nine monarch butterflies released by the Toledo Zoo have been found in central Mexico, supporting the zoo’s belief that its captive-breeding program works. SENT: 300 words.


MIDDLETOWN — On Thursday afternoons, in a small church in this Butler County city, a band of brothers gathers. They are gray now, many soft in the middle, stepping over the line into retirement. They slip on the VETERAN caps. Outside the church, they say, they don’t talk much. But inside, they can point at last to the shadows that haunt them still, and a brother says, I see them, too. By Anne Saker. The Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 1,400 words.


— GOP 2016-KASICH: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is taking himself out of the running for running mate.

__ KAYAKER DEATH: Search crews have found the body of a kayaker at a state park in northeastern Ohio.

— TEAMMATES-MISTAKEN SHOOTING: Police in Ohio say a University of Akron football player is recovering after one his teammates mistakenly thought he was a burglar and shot him in the stomach.

— UNIVERSITY-BAT BROUHAHA: Ohio University has decided to renovate the grand old president’s house at the center of campus and use it in the future to serve students.

— CLEVELAND ARENA SIGN: A Cleveland city commission has approved plans to put an LED sign on top of Quicken Loans Arena.

— ZOO-CHEETAH CUBS: Cincinnati Zoo officials say five cheetah cubs born after a rare C-section procedure are getting around-the-clock critical care in the zoo’s nursery.


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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.