AP-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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A judge is set to hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal by a northwestern Ohio man whose six tigers and other exotic animals were seized by the state. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m., then 130-word update from 9 a.m. arguments and 300 words by 2 p.m.




COLUMBUS — Video footage from police body cameras and cruiser dash cams are public records that should be released promptly, an attorney for several news organizations, including The Associated Press, argued before the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— POLICE VIDEO-RECORDS-THE LATEST: The Latest on arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court over media access to video footage from police body-cameras and dash cams. SENT: 300 words.


CLEVELAND — The American Civil Liberties Union sues Cleveland, alleging its rules governing protests at the upcoming GOP Convention violate free speech rights. SENT: 270 words.


CLEVELAND — City officials say they’re working to improve the branch of the police department that investigates citizen complains as part of an agreement with the Justice Department to reform the troubled agency. SENT: 300 words.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Thousands of retired coal miners rallied Tuesday in Kentucky to call on Congress to protect their benefits as the industry struggles and operators seek bankruptcy protection from debts. Retired members from Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia and Ohio arrived by bus or drove into central Kentucky for the two-hour rally at the Lexington Convention Center. By Dylan Lovan. SENT: 470 words, photo.


LAS VEGAS — Prosecutors are telling a federal judge in Las Vegas that Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 co-defendants should be tried together in a criminal conspiracy case stemming from an armed standoff with federal agents in April 2014. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 320 words, photos.


WILLISTON, N.D. — A double-fatal shooting in Williston happened after the two people who died went to an apartment to see a resident who was selling a car. SENT: 240 words.


COLUMBUS — After Joyce Garver Keller died last month, her husband, Steven, was sifting through the files on her computer when he came across a document that revealed just the type of person she was, in her own words. SENT: 730 words. An AP member exchange.



DETROIT — Gordie Howe’s family opened the doors of Joe Louis Arena, allowing adoring fans of their father to pay respects to Mr. Hockey. The home of the Detroit Red Wings, the team the Hall of Famer played for during much of his career, was to open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — in a nod to his No. 9 jersey — for a visitation Tuesday. Howe died Friday in northwest Ohio at the age of 88. By AP Hockey Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 800 words, photos.


— FATAL FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED: Authorities say two young siblings have died in a house fire in central Ohio.

— VOINOVICH-OBAMAS: President Barack Obama is calling Ohio’s former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, who died Sunday, “a true patriot.”

— GREAT LAKES-PIPELINES: Congress has ordered stronger safety measures for pipelines carrying oil and other fuels in the Great Lakes region.

— UC PRESIDENT: The University of Cincinnati plans a national search for a new president, after Santa Ono accepted the presidency of the University of British Columbia.

— COUNTRY SINGER-TAX SENTENCE: Authorities say country music singer-songwriter David Allan Coe has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to obstructing the tax agency.

— DOUBLE FATAL SHOOTING: Police are investigating after a shooting in Cleveland left two dead, including a teenager.

— FATAL SHOOTING-DOG KILLED: Police say a man died in a shooting in southwest Ohio and a dog was killed by responding officers when it tried to attack a police dog.

— EX-OSU PLAYER-EXTORTION: An Ohio jury has found a 28-year-old man guilty of trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells in a botched drug deal

— HOUSE 2016-BOEHNER’S REPLACEMENT: Newly minted Republican U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson has joined the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus.

— PRIDE SECURITY-COLUMBUS: The Columbus police chief says security will be beefed up for this weekend’s Pride Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest.

— CINCINNATI STATE-INTERIM PRESIDENT: Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has a new president.

— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say travelers on the two busy north-south interstates through Cincinnati can expect delays this weekend for construction work that will affect Brent Spence Bridge traffic over the Ohio River.

— EXPLODING PACKAGE: Three Ohio residents have pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges stemming from an explosion that critically injured a New York state prison guard outside his home.


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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.