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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




WASHINGTON — Political groups backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch are spending $7.7 million on television and online advertising in the Ohio Senate race — part of a broader plan to focus on the Republican-led Senate instead of the presidential race. By Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 290 words.


CINCINNATI — A former bank manager who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $5 million from a suburban bank branch she managed in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to 5½ years in prison. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 300 words.


FINDLAY — Federal funding is in jeopardy for a flood control plan in northwest Ohio after a recent review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found the project may be ineligible for matching federal money. SENT: 240 words.


CONCORD, N.H. — The state OF New Hampshire has found a potentially cancer-causing chemical in Merrimack’s former landfill but cannot say whether it has contaminated any nearby private wells. The chemical, used in Teflon coatings, was first found in more than 50 wells in towns surrounding the Ohio-based Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility in Merrimack. By Michael Casey. SENT: 410 words.


BOSTON — A decision by parishioners who have occupied a closed Roman Catholic church near Boston since 2004 to start an independent church is not that unusual. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 580 words, photos.


— FORMER OLYMPIAN KILLED: A former two-time Olympian who later became the first black woman to coach at Ohio State has been killed in a car crash in northern Ohio.

— SHOP-WITH-COP-THEFT CHARGE: Authorities say a northeast Ohio police officer stole more than $26,000 from a charity fund that provides money to buy Christmas gifts for financially disadvantaged children.

— OHIO BODIES: Jurors in Cleveland continued hearing testimony Tuesday during the penalty phase of a trial that will help determine whether an Ohio man should be put to death for killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags.

— OHIO-SHOOTING-4-DEAD: The trial of a 17-year-old boy charged in the shooting deaths of four people at an Ohio home last summer has begun.

— IRL STABBED AT RECESS: A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who stabbed a 7-year-old girl on an Ohio school playground, leaving her seriously hurt.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: A state Senate panel is weighing changes to a proposal that would legalize medical marijuana in Ohio.

— FATAL CAR SHOOTING-SCHOLARSHIP: A university in Ohio is creating a scholarship fund to remember a teenage student slain last month in Cincinnati.

— ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY: The Ohio Senate is taking more testimony about legislation that would shield the addresses of victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes from use by government agencies.

— WILD TURKEY SEASON-OHIO: Ohio hunters bagged slightly more wild turkeys this spring than during the season last year.

— TEMA DIRECTOR: Gov. Bill Haslam has named Ohio emergency operations administrator Patrick Sheehan as the new director of Tennessee’s disaster response agency.


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.