BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6 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. John Seewer is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces its forecast for the extent and severity of harmful algal blooms this summer in western Lake Erie, a threat that two years ago made tap water temporarily undrinkable in Toledo and parts of southeastern Michigan. By John Flesher. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 p.m., 400 words by 4 p.m.



CLEVELAND — Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday dispelled any rumors that he planned to lead delegates in an anti-Donald Trump revolt during the Republican National Convention. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 400 words.


CINCINNATI — A prosecutor is reviewing whether to pursue charges against an Ohio hotel clerk who raised suspicions that an Emirati businessman dressed in traditional clothing could have links to terrorism. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 450 words.


CINCINNATI — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a college student awaiting trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally violated conditions of his bond and would be placed on electronic home detention. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — No candidates will appear as Libertarians on Ohio ballots this fall after the state group declined file the paperwork required to form a minor political party in the key swing state. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 310 words.


COLUMBUS — The DuPont chemical company acted with malice by dumping chemical-tainted water from its West Virginia plant into the Ohio River, a federal jury said Wednesday in awarding $5.1 million in compensatory damages to a man who developed cancer. SENT: 250 words.


SAGAMORE HILLS — It’s America’s 11th most-visited national park, but it’s also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 million people visited Cuyahoga in 2015, putting it right behind better-known parks like Glacier National Park in Montana and Acadia National Park in Maine. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas mom who police say was shot dead by her estranged husband, who also killed their three children and himself, lost a bid for a restraining order to keep the man away, according to court records. A divorce filing showed the couple married in Columbus, Ohio. SENT: 500 words.


CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Coal industry groups are concerned that the conviction of former coal executive Don Blankenship could expose other industry leaders to criminal conspiracy charges. By Jonathan Mattise. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.


UNDATED — Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio that Rose raped young teen girls during spring training. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 350 words.


— DEPUTY SHOT-OHIO: A man accused of shooting and injuring his father and a southwest Ohio sheriff’s deputy is being held on $2 million bond.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-COURT: Night court will be in session during the Republican National Convention.

— SHERIFF’S “INTERESTING” VIDEO: An Ohio sheriff’s anti-drug message in a video that plays off the “most interesting man in the world” beer campaign has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: A man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters is set to go on trial next February.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-OHIO: Authorities in one Ohio city say they’ve responded to more than a dozen suspected heroin overdoses in less than 12 hours.

— DATABASE PROTECTION ORDERS: A northeast Ohio county is seeking to create an electronic database of protection orders against suspected domestic abusers so law enforcement across the county can have access to the same information.

— OHIO AUDITOR-FOOD STAMP FRAUD: Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will testify before Congress just days after reporting questionable costs in Ohio’s food stamp program.

— OFFICER STRUCK BY CAR: Authorities say a Cleveland police officer has been injured after he was struck by a car while directing traffic.


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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.