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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The state’s elections chief and advocates for the homeless are making some of their final arguments in a federal lawsuit that could impact how thousands of ballots are cast and counted in swing state Ohio. A look at what each side is saying in the case. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 a.m.




TOLEDO — The paramedics who looked at Robert Breininger’s lifeless body in his twin bed suspected right away that whatever happened didn’t match the story being told by his 10-year-old son. Now, a court ruling is raising questions once again about what took place, ordering a new trial in a shooting that has been surrounded by mystery from almost from the moment it happened. By John Seewer. SENT: 790 words, photos.



CINCINNATI — Yeser Escalante was 13 when he and his two younger sisters fled Guatemala amid a surge of other unaccompanied minors fleeing to the United States from poverty and violence in Central America. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 600 words. Hold for release until 12:02 a.m. Monday.


WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a Plan B if he’s faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he’s called “corrupt.” Outside groups, including one led by longtime Trump political ally Roger Stone, and a loose collection of colorful supporters such as “Bikers for Trump” are organizing ahead of the July convention in Cleveland. By Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 990 words.


COLUMBUS — A new report on poverty in Ohio found that Columbus has the state’s greatest concentration of suburban poor. Ohio has 1.8 million residents living in poverty, about 16 percent of the state’s population, according to the annual State of Poverty report. SENT: 280 words.


CINCINNATI — Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones. SENT: 280 words.


AKRON — When Akron-area women Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace arrived at the Female Entrepreneurship Summit in Cleveland last October, the only thing they knew about elevator pitches is what they learned binge-watching ABC’s Shark Tank the week before. By Theresa Cottom. Akron Beacon Journal. SENT: 780 words.


TEENS FIND BODY: Cleveland police say a group of 13- and 14-year-old boys taking a shortcut past a vacant house spotted a woman’s body inside.

HUMAN WASTE-TRUCKS: A southwest Ohio county is at odds with Cincinnati officials over the disposal of solid human waste.

POLICE-VIDEO RECORDS: The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments on June 14 over access to police body camera videos.

GAS DRILLING-FOREST: A federal agency is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment of proposed oil and gas leasing in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio.

SKI LODGE FIRE-OHIO: The operator of a western Ohio ski resort is finalizing design plans for a $6.5 million lodge to replace a building destroyed by fire last September.


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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.