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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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CLEVELAND — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on downtown Cleveland for a parade celebrating the 2016 NBA champion Cavaliers. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. start of parade.


CINCINNATI — Sentencing is scheduled for a Kentucky accountant who spent much of six years as an $8.7 million embezzlement case suspect hiking the Appalachian Trail. James Hammes pleaded guilty last year to a single count of federal wire fraud. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo. Developing from sentencing scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.




PIKETON — More than two dozen investigators are focused on solving the slayings of eight relatives who were found shot in southern Ohio two months ago, officials overseeing the top-priority investigation said Tuesday. In terms of the manpower and resources devoted to the case, it’s shaping up to be the biggest in the history of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Attorney General Mike DeWine told The Associated Press. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 640 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Republican rival Donald Trump would send the U.S. economy back into recession, warning his “reckless” approach would hurt workers still trying to recover from the 2008 economic turbulence. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 725 words, photos.


— GOP 2016-TRUMP-ABORTION-OHIO: Ohio’s oldest and largest anti-abortion group is surveying supporters about whether it should endorse Donald Trump.


CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator is interested in a compromise gun control measure being offered in the aftermath of defeats this week of other legislation. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 340 words, photos by 7 p.m.



WASHINGTON — Among the Senate’s most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stood firmly with the powerful National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control. So did Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 790 words, photos, video.


CLEVELAND — A parade on hold for 52 years will finally roll through Cleveland’s streets on Wednesday. By Tom Withers. SENT: 340 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.


— CAVALIERS-NEWSPAPER REPRINTS: Overwhelming demand for a piece of history has prompted The Plain Dealer newspaper to print nearly 500,000 copies of its Monday edition proclaiming the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA champions.


CHICAGO — A suburban Milwaukee city won a hard-fought battle Tuesday to draw its drinking water from Lake Michigan, a key test of a regional compact designed to safeguard the Great Lakes region’s abundant but vulnerable fresh water supply. By Don Babwin and John Flesher. SENT: 675 words.


— GREAT LAKES WATER-THE LATEST: The latest on a meeting of representatives of the eight Great Lakes states to determine whether the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, will be allowed to use Lake Michigan as its drinking water source. SENT: 420 words.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A Canadian company that owns twin oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge said Monday it will spend $7 million over the next two years on additional equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill, while insisting prospects are remote that it ever will be needed there. By John Flesher. SENT: 680 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Federal authorities say a man who fled the United States after pleading guilty in 1994 in a $3.2 million food stamp fraud case is arrested in Israel and returned to northeast Ohio. SENT: 280 words.


DES MOINES, Iowa — In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines’ core can be strangely quiet. The reason is about 20 feet overhead, where bridges link a climate-controlled skywalk system that snakes through nearly four miles of downtown. When the skywalk was built in the 1970s, the idea was to protect office workers from the frigid winters in Iowa’s largest city and encourage businesses to resist the pull to suburban office parks. It was an instant success. But one era’s brainstorm has become the next generation’s headache as cities are now desperate to add life to downtown. For them, the question is how to create lively streets when no one walks outside anymore. By Scott McFetridge. SENT: 790 words, photos.


— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-PROTESTS: Cleveland says in a court filing that its rules for protests and marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention are similar to those in other convention cities where federal courts upheld challenges.

— SMART CITY-COLUMBUS: Ohio’s capital will receive a $40 million grant from the federal government to integrate innovative transportation technologies such as self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into the city’s transportation network.

— FATAL SHOOTOUT-BIKERS: Authorities say that the head of a northeast Ohio biker gang badly wounded in a shootout has been charged with two counts of murder in municipal court for killing two members of a rival gang.

— INFANT DEATH-MOTHER CHARGED: A central Ohio woman has been charged with murder after authorities say they believe she shook and hit her 6-month-old son, who died over the weekend.

— WORKER CRUSHED-OHIO: Police say a worker was crushed to death at a sheet molding plant in central Ohio.

— SENATE 2016-OHIO-STRICKLAND: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio is appealing to the women’s vote with a package of policy initiatives that he says promote strong families, economic equality, health care access and affordable child care.

— MEDICS-TREATMENT DELAY: The city of Columbus will pay $1.2 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed after two fire division paramedics failed to properly treat a woman in cardiac arrest four years ago.

— SCHOOL THREAT-SENTENCE: A judge in southwest Ohio ordered a 12-year-old girl to write a letter of apology, do 25 hours of community service and make restitution for costs from a school threat that led to evacuation of a school district’s complex.

— BOOKSTORE FIRE-OHIO: Authorities say an estimated $1 million in inventory was lost in a bookstore fire that broke out twice within a few hours and injured three people in southwestern Ohio

— LIBRARY-WRIGHT BROTHERS: Officials say a new library in southwest Ohio will be built on the historic Wright brothers’ airplane factory site.

— CAMP DEATH-FALLEN TREE: A southeastern Indiana camp says an 11-year-old girl has died after lightning struck a tree and sent it into her cabin.


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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.

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