BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6pm, 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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Numerous students were drinking heavily and for hours before a traditional cold-weather lake jump last year during which an Ohio State University student died, according to newly released police records about the student’s death. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 530 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Republican senator says he thinks the nation’s opioid abuse crisis will transcend election-year politics as Congress tries to work out compromise legislation on the problem. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 300 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that a pair of Ohio law firms did not use illegal tactics when they sent out debt-collection letters on stationery bearing the name of the state’s attorney general. By Sam Hananel. SENT: 300 words.


LANCASTER, Pa. — Republicans with ties to Newt Gingrich and Ben Carson have launched an effort to drive Amish and Mennonite voters in Pennsylvania and Ohio to the polls this fall. SENT: 230 words.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest prison workers’ union has scheduled a series of pickets beginning Monday against the announced shutdown of the state prison farms program. SENT: 320 words.


— OHIO STATE BAND RAPE CASE: Authorities say an Ohio State University drum major instructor accused of sexually assaulting a student has pleaded guilty to a sexual battery charge and faces up to five years in prison.

— OHIO BODIES: The death penalty phase of a trial for a northeast Ohio man convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags continued, with a jury still hearing testimony.

— FATAL STABBING-CHARGES: Authorities say bond for a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring her husband in northwest Ohio has been set at $2 million.

— OHIO SHOOTINGS: The last of several mobile homes where eight relatives were found shot to death in southern Ohio have been moved to a secure location.

— SCHOOL THREATS-STUDENTS CHARGED: Police say two students have been arrested after two bomb threats were found last week at a middle school in southwest Ohio.

— POLICE MEMORIAL VANDALIZED: A memorial honoring police officers has been vandalized in central Ohio.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio have increased from the same time last week.

— ROCK HALL-POLITICS EXHIBIT: A new exhibit focusing on the link between rock music and politics will open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland prior to the Republican National Convention scheduled for July.

— AIR FORCE BASE-FLYING UNIT: The last remaining flying unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio has a new commander.

— MUSIC-BAD BOY REUNION TOUR: Puff Daddy is reuniting with Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and more for a Bad Boy Records reunion tour this summer.


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.