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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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CLEVELAND — A man who took his 5-year-old son from his mother’s Alabama home in 2002 is set to be sentenced in Cleveland after pleading guilty to kidnapping and other charges. A prosecutor has said he’ll recommend a lengthy sentence. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 a.m., updates from 11 a.m. sentencing, 500 words by 3:30 p.m., photos.


COLUMBUS — A legislative panel is slated to consider changes to bills that would tighten rules for the disposal of aborted fetuses in Ohio. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 a.m., updates from 9:30 a.m. hearing, then 350 words by 3:30 p.m.




COLUMBUS — Ohio is shutting down its prison farms in a move to raise millions of dollars to fund new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates through land sales. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 680 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — State lawmakers weigh new regulations that could require abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains, raising concerns about the privacy of women who undergo the procedure. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 600 words.



A man accused of opening fire on a SWAT team and critically wounding a policeman is described by his former employer and others as behaving erratically. He’s being held without bond. The officer was on life support. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 340 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — A budget proposal by Gov. John Kasich would require thousands of pharmacy technicians to be registered by the state as part of efforts to fight Ohio’s addictions epidemic. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 510 words.


CONCORD, N.H. — John Kasich criticizes his opponents’ visions for America in a lengthy speech in New York, where he is campaigning a week before the state’s crucial primary. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 285 words, photos.


DENVER — Garden-care giant Ortho, a division of Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., says it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 465 words, photos.


— XGR–CAPITAL BUDGET: School buildings, roads, bridges and parks all benefit under a $2.6 billion capital budget that’s being proposed in the Ohio Senate.

— NARCOTICS DETECTIVE-THEFT CHARGE: A former suburban Cleveland narcotics detective has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to stealing thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.

— XGR–PASTOR PROTECTION-OHIO: A state legislative panel is poised to hear from opponents of a bill that would let Ohio’s churches and pastors refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

— CRASH CRUSHES CRUISER: The State Highway Patrol says a commercial truck smashed into a cruiser parked at a crash scene in a right lane on Interstate 70, injuring an Ohio trooper and the driver he’d stopped to help. With photos.

— GUN SELLER-PLEA: Authorities say a northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge related to the sale of 300 guns, including 11 destined for Beirut, Lebanon.

— PRIMARY-JUDGE’S ORDER: The state’s elections chief is appealing a federal judge’s order that required polls in four southwest Ohio counties to stay open for an extra hour during last month’s presidential primary.

— DRUGS-LICENSE SUSPENSIONS: The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would give judges the option of suspending a driver’s license for someone convicted of a drug charge instead of the suspension being mandatory.

— TERRORISM TRAINING PLOT: A new trial date has been set for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas training.

— BOX–BRONER-JAIL: Former WBA super lightweight champion Adrien Broner has been jailed in Cincinnati, this time for violating probation in a reckless driving case last year.

— GUN OUTSIDE SCHOOL-LOCKDOWN: Authorities say gunfire outside a Cleveland high school shattered a window at the school and forced it to be placed on lockdown.

— DEMOCRATS-SEBELIUS: A former Kansas governor and Cabinet secretary whose father once led Ohio will be the featured speaker at a Cincinnati-area Democratic Party gathering.

— CROSLEY FIELD-MURAL: Officials with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum say a mural portraying a game from the 1950s will honor the baseball team’s former home.


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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.