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. John Seewer 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WEST PORTSMOUTH — “Ample security” will be on hand at the funeral for six of the eight people shot in rural southern Ohio in what authorities say was a planned attack targeting one family, Ohio’s attorney general said. The service Tuesday at a West Portsmouth church is the last of three funerals for the victims. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 a.m., developments from noon EDT funeral, 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in the lawsuits of three online sellers who say it is unconstitutional to impose the state’s commercial activity tax on their operations when they have no physical presence in the state. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., developments from 9 a.m. hearing, 400 words by 1 p.m.



CLEVELAND — The city will delay demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police now that the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum has shown interest in preserving the structure. UPCOMING: 130 words by 6:30 p.m., then 300 words by 7:30 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Authorities investigating the slayings of eight family members in southern Ohio have no new information to indicate whether there’s an ongoing threat to the victims’ relatives, the state’s attorney general said Monday. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 380 words.


CINCINNATI — Federal data shows Ohio has taken in slightly over 1 percent of the nearly 104,000 unaccompanied minors who federal authorities have placed around the country since the fall of 2013. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 590 words, photos.



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. SENT: 600 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — It was a brokered convention with three candidates and two factions. Republican Party leaders hoped for unity, but once the delegates began voting, consensus proved elusive. Welcome to the presidential nominating convention of 1880. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 630 words, photos.


AKRON — A 9-year-old girl called 911 to report her brother had been shot to death and her mother was shot multiple times at an Ohio home, police said Monday. SENT: 200 words.


NELSONVILLE — Ohio’s transportation department plans to fill a vacant coal mine that’s causing a heavily used highway in southeast Ohio to sag a bit. SENT: 240 words.


__ FIREFIGHTER KILLED: Authorities are trying to determine whether distracted driving was involved in a crash that killed a Cincinnati firefighter on his way to work.

— ANIMAL SHELTER THEFTS: A central Ohio man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for taking part in a string of thefts from animal shelters in 16 counties around the state.

— WRIGHT STATE PRESIDENT: Wright State University’s president will retire next year from the school in southwestern Ohio.

__ ENERGY DEALS-OHIO: Energy and environmental groups are among those asking Ohio regulators to reconsider two deals that allow utility companies to impose short-term rate increases to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

— CHILD RAPE-SLAYINGS-APPEAL: A court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder and child rape in Ohio who sought credit for nearly 16 years of jail time served in Kentucky.

— ODD–POLICE HELP FINDING POT: An Ohio man who got a police officer’s help to find a bit of marijuana lost in his yard has been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio continue going up as the price per gallon starting into the workweek climbed to $2.29.

— VA MEDICAL CENTER-OHIO SENATOR: Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator is visiting the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in the aftermath of a leadership shake-up there.

— SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: Authorities say a forensic anthropologist will examine skeletal remains found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio.

— JUVENILE INTERROGATIONS: The Ohio Supreme Court says a state law about electronically recording law enforcement interrogations is unconstitutional as it relates to minors.

— MAN DROWNS RESCUING BOY: Police say a man drowned trying to save a boy who had fallen into a cold northwest Ohio river.

— MILITARY LICENSE PLATES: Women who are military veterans in Ohio can now get a specialty license plate that highlights their service.

— HILLARY CLINTON: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is making campaign stops in Appalachia this week, starting in Kentucky and West Virginia.

— MUSIC-DIXIE CHICKS: The Dixie Chicks are adding more concerts to their U.S. tour that starts this summer.


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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.