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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




TOLEDO — A proposed overhaul of how Ohio cities deal with lead in drinking water would make public water systems alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap. Some, including a water industry group, argue it’s an arbitrary deadline that’s too short and would distract water operators at a time when they should be focused on the problem at hand. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.




COLUMBUS — A judge says Ohio must continue providing certain funding to Planned Parenthood while he weighs a challenge to a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization. By Kantele Franko and Ann Sanner. SENT: 535 words.


CINCINNATI — A judge has ruled each of the 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer at a traffic stop will receive nearly $218,000 as part of a wrongful-death settlement. SENT: 210 words, photos.


HAMILTON — Voters in the heavily Republican district whose congressional seat was vacated by former Speaker John Boehner hear from three candidates vying to complete his term in a June 7 special election. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 210 words. UPCOMING: Developing from forum scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. AP Photos planned.


COLUMBUS — The state says two of the four cubs born to a seized tiger at an Ohio holding facility have died. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 380 words, photos.


DAYTON — An investigation finds the state hasn’t tracked insurance companies’ payments of death benefits to Ohio residents to see if they are getting what they are owed since a national probe revealed large insurers were holding onto billions of dollars meant for beneficiaries. SENT: 310 words.


— DECOMPOSED CHILD IN CRIB: A trial has begun for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib.

— TROOPER SAVES BABY: Authorities say an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper pulled out a 4-month-old boy who was hanging upside down in his car seat inside a vehicle that had overturned and caught fire. AP Video.

— AUDIT-SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: A new state audit shows that attendance at Ohio’s charter schools apparently has improved.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio have continued to increase heading toward the Memorial Day weekend.

— FATAL SHOOTING-RESTAURANT: Police say a man was found fatally shot in a restaurant parking lot in central Ohio.

— DRUG ADDICTION FORUM: An Ohio congressman will team up with state officials next month to host a forum looking at opioid addiction in the state.

— LAKE ERIE DEATH: Officials say a man is dead after apparently falling into Lake Erie.

— POLICE HELICOPTER: A northwest Ohio police department may have to stop using its helicopter if it can’t get enough money to pay for its upcoming mandatory overhaul.

— CINCINNATI RECREATION CENTER: Officials say a proposed recreation center in Cincinnati will receive $3.5 million from the city.

— ROOFING COMPANY COMPLAINTS: The state attorney general is suing a Cincinnati roofing company over more than a dozen complaints that the company took insurance checks but the work was either never finished or was done improperly.


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.

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