AP-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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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




TOLEDO — Few public drinking water suppliers in Ohio have gone over the federal limits for lead during the past three years. Environmental Protection Agency data analyzed by The Associated Press shows none of the state’s biggest public water systems on the list of violators. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.




CINCINNATI — Charges rarely result, legal experts say, from an obscure law used by private citizens to push for prosecution in connection with two fatal Ohio police shootings. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 750 words.


GREEN — The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a suspected heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel are charged in his death. SENT: 260 words.



REYNOLDSBURG — An Ohio building standards board approves final rules allowing schools to deploy portable barricade devices in the event of an active shooter. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 450 words, photos.




Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago, NWA and Steve Miller are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a Brooklyn ceremony. By AP Entertainment Writer David Bauder. SENT: 325 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. event, with photos, video.


BOSTON — Once a rarity on campuses, semi-automatic rifles are becoming a standard part of the arsenal for college security forces — firepower they say could make a difference the next time a gunman goes on a rampage. The AP asked 20 of the nation’s largest public universities for a list of their guns and for invoices from weapons purchases. Most refused, with several, such as Ohio State, saying releasing the information would jeopardize campus safety. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 900 words, photos.


HAMILTON — Jurors are trying to decide their verdict in the case of a southwest Ohio woman charged with vehicular homicide in a 2015 crash that injured several utility workers, one fatally. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits.


ALBANY, N.Y. — A rare newspaper printing of a journal kept by a young George Washington is among hundreds of historic documents being sold at a New York City auction. The document is a March 1754 Maryland Gazette publication of the then-22-year-old Virginia surveyor’s journal detailing his failed effort to convince the French to withdraw from the Ohio River Valley. By Chris Carola. SENT: 435 words, photos.


— OHIO STATE-BAND DIRECTOR: Lawyers for Ohio State University ask a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a former marching band director fired for allowing a “sexualized culture” within the band.

— DEATH IN CUSTODY: A retired judge has been chosen to review evidence in the death of a woman who collapsed after struggling with Cleveland police officers during a mental health crisis.

— TRIPLE FATAL-OHIO: Police say three adults were killed in a three-car crash on northbound Interstate 75 in suburban Cincinnati.

— DOCTOR SLAIN-DNA: A former Akron police captain convicted of killing his ex-wife in 1997 is appealing a judge’s ruling that denied him a new trial.

— SEXUAL VIOLENCE-HOTLINE: Advocates at a new, statewide helpline for victims of sexual and relationship violence are now taking calls.

— LEBRON’S PIZZA JOB: LeBron James spent a recent off day stacking pizza boxes and taking orders.

— HUMAN REMAINS-SIDEWALK: An analysis by an anthropology team from a Pennsylvania school has provided clues about the man whose skeletal remains were found on a northeastern Ohio sidewalk in January.

— AIR FORCE BASE COMMANDER: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio is getting a new commander this summer.

— CINCINNATI-LEAD NOTIFICATIONS: Thousands of customers of a Cincinnati-area water utility are being alerted that some city-owned water lines are made out of lead.

— DEER CULL-PARK: Sharpshooters in a northeast Ohio national park have killed 350 white-tailed deer in what officials are calling a successful first deer cull.


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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.