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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




DAYTON — Actor/filmmaker Tom Hanks will help dedicated the newly renovated motion pictures center named for at Wright State University in southwestern Ohio. He also will meet with students and take part in events celebrating a fundraising campaign he co-chaired. UPCOMING: 130 words by 2 a.m., with 300 words by 3 p.m. AP photos planned.




A 911 caller won’t be charged for reporting a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot the shopper, who’d picked up an air rifle from a shelf, a special prosecutor says. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 400 words.


CINCINNATI — A psychologist testifies that a man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is calling himself again by his birth name and appears competent to stand trial. SENT: 650 words.

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COLUMBUS — An as-yet-introduced bill that would extend a freeze on Ohio’s renewable-energy requirements for an additional three years is already drawing opposition. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 540 words.


LEBANON — An Ohio woman accused of killing her 4-year-old stepson by putting him in scalding water as punishment is indicted on murder and other charges. SENT: 270 words.


MARION — Fundraising efforts move forward to restore President Warren G. Harding’s Ohio home and build a presidential center at the property by 2020. SENT: 330 words.


— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING: The Dayton police chief says a woman fatally shot by three officers over the weekend presented a threat to the public.

— TAX FRAUD-LUXURY SPENDING: A northeastern Ohio businessman has been charged in federal court with bankrolling a luxurious lifestyle by failing to pay more than $600,000 in federal income taxes over a four-year period.

— TRAIN DERAILMENT-OHIO — Authorities say 11 empty train cars have derailed in Ohio.

— 2016 GOP-TRUMP-PROTESTER: A plea deal is in the works for an Ohio college student who rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally.

— OFFICER KILLED-COLUMBUS: A vigil for an Ohio police officer fatally shot when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him drew more than 400 people.

— COLUMBUS TRAVEL BAN: Columbus City Council plans to enact a ban on unnecessary travel to North Carolina in protest of that state’s recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use.

— METH LAB-FIRE: Investigators say an explosion at a southwest Ohio home has uncovered a meth lab.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohioans are continuing to see a rise in gas prices as the average price is reported at more than $2 going into the workweek.


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.