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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CONCORD, N.H. — The last man standing in Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ends his campaign, making Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. By Kathleen Ronayne and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 715 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video planned.


COLUMBUS — The state moves to seize tigers and other animals from a northeast Ohio farm, saying it hasn’t met the requirements of a law cracking down on exotic animal ownership. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 340 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 7 p.m.



CLEVELAND — A man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags charmed his victims to get close to them but also harbored hatred for the women in his life, a prosecutor tells jurors in closing arguments. Michael Madison could face the death penalty if he’s convicted on murder charges. SENT: 305 words.


TOLEDO — A university in Ohio agrees to pay $712,000 to a former football player who says he had concussions that led to a permanent brain injury. By John Seewer. SENT: 350 words. Also moving on some sports wires.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court rules public school districts can’t recoup education subsidies withheld by the state to make up for discrepancies in enrollment figures. SENT: 235 words.


AKRON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sues a northeast Ohio city over an ordinance that forces panhandlers to register with the city, wear identification badges and restricts the activity to daylight hours. SENT: 270 words.


NASHVILLE — General Motors is on track to resume full operations at four North American plants, including one in Ohio, where vehicle assembly has been halted because of supply chain interruptions caused by earthquakes in Japan. By Erik Schelzig. SENT: 335 words.


— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOTING: An Ohio appeals court says five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with officers killing two black suspects can’t face charges in the predominantly black suburb where the shooting happened.

— XGR–CAPITAL BUDGET: Authorities in Ohio say they have arrested a boy after recent bomb threats caused Lebanon schools to cancel classes and evening activities.

— AMISH ATTACKS-APPEAL: A federal appeals court in Ohio has rejected a bid to overturn new sentences and remaining charges against members of a breakaway Amish group in a series of hair- and beard-cutting attacks.

— KENT STATE SHOOTINGS-COMMEMORATION: Tamir Rice’s mother says at this year’s commemoration of the 1970 shootings at Kent State University that it doesn’t matter what race a person is when fighting for justice.

— XGR–LOCAL HIRING AGREEMENTS: State senators have rejected a proposal that would have prohibited Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities from requiring the use of unionized labor on construction projects.

— DRUG DEATHS-OHIO: Ohio Gov. John Kasich issues an emergency order allowing the state pharmacy board to move quickly to outlaw a deadly synthetic painkiller.

— SCHOOL THREATS-ARREST: Authorities in Ohio say they have arrested a boy after recent bomb threats caused Lebanon schools to cancel classes and evening activities.

— APARTMENT FIRE-THREE KILLED: Authorities say an apartment fire that killed two adults and a child in suburban Cincinnati likely started in the kitchen.

— HUSBAND SUFFOCATED: An Ohio woman who called 911 to report that her husband committed suicide by suffocating himself has been convicted of murder in his 2011 death.

— UNIVERSITY STUDENT DEATH: Officials say a university student in Ohio collapsed while playing basketball at a campus recreation center and has died.

— POLICE-CADET-SHOOTING: Authorities say they won’t charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month.

— INJURED KIDS AT MOTEL: A funeral home is donating its services for the funeral and visitation for a 5-year-old boy whose mother has been charged with murder in his beating death.

— OHIO DEMOCRATS-GRANHOLM: A former Michigan governor will headline a gathering of Ohio Democrats in Cincinnati.

— LOCAL HIRING AGREEMENTS: Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities could no longer require the use of local unionized labor on construction projects under a bill set for an Ohio House vote.


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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.