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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CLEVELAND — Bracing for thousands, the city makes final preparations ahead of the beginning of the GOP convention on Monday. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: about 500 words by 2 p.m. developing from morning interviews. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — Presumptive nominee Donald Trump could find that the delegation of the host state for the Republican National Convention is a little standoffish. They’re loaded with loyalists to Gov. John Kasich, who has said he will keep his distance from Trump after his plan to challenge him for the nomination in Cleveland fell through. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 500 words. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — Venerable civil rights group sets up its national convention in Cincinnati, with Democrat Hillary Clinton set to speak Monday but Republican Donald Trump bypassing the gathering that overlaps with the GOP convention in Cleveland. UPCOMING: Developing from morning news conference.



CLEVELAND — The struggle by conservatives for an eleventh-hour derailment of Donald Trump’s drive to the Republican presidential nominee is gasping for breath after a committee at the Republican National Convention resoundingly rejected their push to let delegates support the candidate of their choice. By Alan Fram. SENT: 720 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Security planning for the Republican and Democratic national conventions took into account large-scale threats like the vehicle attack that occurred in France and left dozens dead and wounded, a U.S. Secret Service official said Friday. In Cleveland, federal officials have already restricted road, air and water travel around the city for next week’s Republican National Convention, with security measures affecting passenger and cargo vehicles. By Megan Trimble and Chuck Bowen. SENT: 470 words.


CLEVELAND — The GOP delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus declared on Friday, looking ahead to a unified national convention next week amid signs that both Trump and the broader party are moderating their message with an eye toward November. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 840 words.


CINCINNATI — Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t speak at the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump is set to become his party’s presidential nominee, but he will speak to the NAACP national convention that Trump is bypassing. By Dan Sewell. AP News Break. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.


WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has offered Mike Pence the job of vice president, and Trump aides have told the Indiana governor the formal announcement could be made on Saturday. By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin. SENT: 870 words. AP Photos, Video.


WASHINGTON — It would take almost 14 days of eyes glued to the television to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month By Chad Day and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 960 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — The family of a Cleveland woman who died in a holding cell at a suburban jail last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming her civil rights were violated. SENT: 280 words.


COLUMBUS — A task force recommendation that Ohio’s attorney general be given exclusive authority to investigate cases involving police use of lethal force is drawing opposition from a prosecutors association and others. SENT: 250 words.


— INMATES OVERDOSE: Authorities say five northern Ohio inmates had to be hospitalized for suspected heroin overdoses.

— FREEWAY SHOOTING: Police are looking for a gunman in a fatal shootout on a Columbus freeway.

— AMOEBA RELATED DEATH: The U.S. National Whitewater Center acknowledges that algae in its artificial whitewater course weakened the effectiveness of its filters to disinfect waterborne illnesses, such as a brain-eating amoeba that was fatal to one visitor.

— FATAL SHOOTING AT VIGIL: Police say a man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting at a vigil held in northeast Ohio to remember a man killed in 2014.

— DRUG DEATHS-OHIO: Officials responding to a recent spike in opiate overdoses around the northeast Ohio city of Akron suspect some users are trying to increase the potency of heroin and other drugs by mixing in a powerful anesthetic that’s used to sedate elephants and other large animals.

— BOY SHOT-SENTENCE: A 27-year-old man who shot at and wounded a 13-year-old boy in Cleveland has been sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison.

— POKEMON GO-ELECTRICAL WARNING: A power company in Ohio is warning players of the “Pokemon Go” smartphone app to stay away from electrical facilities

— SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: Authorities say DNA testing hasn’t helped identify the woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May.

— EX-OFFICER-NUDE PHOTOS: A former New Jersey police officer who received nude photos from a 17-year-old Ohio girl has been spared a prison term.


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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.