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. Ann Sanner 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI — Like two vintage heavyweight boxers battling for the title belt, Sen. Rob Portman and former Gov. Ted Strickland are trading a relentless series of punches and counter-punches. “Retread Ted” and “Beltway Rob,” as their campaigns call each other, have been going at it for well over a year and still have more than four months left in their high-spending race. But are voters even paying attention? By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 600 words. AP Photos planned.





CINCINNATI — A leader of Ohio’s special board on community-police relations says the two fatal police shootings of black men and the attacks on Dallas police this week have heightened worry about safety at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 500 words, photos.


— POLICE SHOOTINGS-OHIO-FLAGS: Ohio Gov. John Kasich is ordering flags at public buildings and grounds in the state to be lowered in honor of the slain police officers and other victims in Dallas. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE SHOOTINGS-LAW ENFORCEMENT REACTION: Police departments across the country react to the deadly sniper attack on officers in Dallas with a mix of sorrow for the victims and concern for their own. By Tom Hays. SENT: 580 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — A man who didn’t report his toddler daughter’s death for about a month before a cable company worker found her decomposed body in a crib at their apartment was sentenced Friday to three years in prison after being convicted on charges including corpse abuse. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 550 words, photo.




LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal grand jury indicts a man who aligned himself with the hacker group Anonymous for allegedly conspiring to access an online account to draw attention to a 2012 high school rape case in Ohio. By Dylan Lovan. SENT: 470 words.


LINCOLN, Neb. — Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity. SENT: 400 words.


LORAIN — An Ohio coroner says human remains that officials believe are those of an Ohio man missing since 2002 are badly deteriorated and he’s working to make a positive identification with dental records and partial tattoos. SENT: 250 words.


— DUPONT-C8 LAWSUITS: A federal jury says DuPont should pay $500,000 in punitive damages to an Ohio man in a chemical illness lawsuit.

— TRAFFIC CAMERAS-TOLEDO: An Ohio appeals court has upheld Toledo’s right to use traffic enforcement cameras, though the issue is headed for the state’s Supreme Court.

— ABORTION AMENDMENTS-OHIO: A Cleveland abortion clinic’s legal challenge to restrictions placed into a state budget bill has been allowed to proceed.

— BODY FOUND-JET SKI: Rescue crews say they have found a body in the Ottawa River in northwest Ohio after a jet ski was spotted idling in the water with no one on

— WOMAN’S BODY FOUND: Police say a woman found dead on the side of a road in Cincinnati has been identified.

— KICKBACKS SCANDAL-ATTORNEY: A staff attorney for former U.S. Rep. James Traficant who testified at the Ohio Democrat’s corruption trial is heading to prison after pleading guilty to federal bank fraud charges.

— DEAF-COMMERCIAL DRIVING: The state says Ohioans who are deaf or hearing-impaired can now seek a commercial driver’s license for the first time.

— OHIO LAWYERS-PRO BONO: The Ohio Supreme Court says attorneys around the state donated more than 76,000 hours of legal services last year.


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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.