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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




MILLERSPORT — Officials are ready to provide an update on work to replace a deteriorated dam at central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake as area residents and businesses wait to learn whether the water might be raised to a level that would allow boating. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m., developing from 10:30 a.m. briefing, photos.




CLEVELAND — Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 480 words.


TOLEDO — Ohio’s strategy for taking a big bite out of what’s feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will lean heavily on programs and regulations put in place during the last few years and making sure they work. By John Seewer. SENT: 500 words.


COLUMBUS — Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 360 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio squeaked through a critical Senate panel Wednesday over opposition of some Republicans and Democrats, signaling a busy day of political deal-cutting ahead as lawmakers head into their summer break. By Julie Carr Smyth and Ann Sanner. SENT: 530. UPCOMING: Possible updates from legislative action.



COLUMBUS — The Latest on legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers seek to wrap up work before their summer break. SENT: 870 words. UPCOMING: Updates expected.


WEST CHESTER — Hundreds of volunteers acted out “the chaos” likely from an active shooter in a suburban elementary school, in a large-scale training exercise in a school district near one where a student opened fire in a cafeteria earlier this year, injuring four students. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 540 words, photos.


DAYTON — A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world. SENT: 360 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after landing, scheduled for about 9 p.m.


BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children’s books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls. By Colleen Long. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, video.


BABIES BEHIND BARS-NURSERIES: A look at prison nurseries nationwide, including Ohio. SENT: 470 words, photos, video.


— GOP 2016-KASICH: Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich lamented “the stupidity of politics” at his first public appearance since suspending his 2016 presidential campaign.

— VAN-TRAIN CRASH: The driver of an Ohio church van that crashed into a moving train last summer, killing a woman and injuring nine children, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

— CHILD DEATH-PARENTS CHARGED: A woman charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old girl who weighed 13 pounds when she died of starvation and blunt-force injury has rejected a plea deal in southwest Ohio.

— FIRE-TEEN DIES: The state fire marshal’s office says the cause of a fire that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured four other people in western Ohio remains undetermined.

— EX-TEACHER-ENDANGERING CHILDREN: A former central Ohio special-education teacher accused of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls has been sentenced to serve five years of probation after admitting to reduced charges of endangering children.

— STRANGE ODOR-SCHOOL EVACUATED: Officials say a northeast Ohio high school was evacuated after several students smelled something strange in the air and fell ill.

— ETHICS AMENDMENT-LAWSUIT: A proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at legislator ethics will move forward as three separate ballot issues.

— TANK PLANT: A military tank plant in northwestern Ohio is getting $40 million for upgrades at the facility.

— XGR-CHILD’S CREDIT: Parents could create and freeze a credit record for a child under legislation headed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

— TOLEDO-WATER PROBLEMS: Officials in northwest Ohio have learned that modernizing the Toledo water plant to fend off Lake Erie algal toxins will cost $188 more than originally thought.

— KIDS STARTING FIRES: Columbus fire officials say three fires started by children have resulted in five fatalities in the city so far this year.

— COAL EXECUTIVE DEATH: A West Virginia sheriff says investigators are trying to determine a motive in the fatal shooting of a former coal company executive at a cemetery where the businessman’s wife is buried.


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.