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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati officer had no choice but to fire at a robbery suspect who charged him with a knife as the policeman was getting out of his cruiser, the chief says. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 400 words, photo. UPCOMING: Pursuing AP Video.




COLUMBUS — The husband of a schoolteacher critically injured when a rock was dropped on her car from a highway overpass has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities say. Randy Budd was 55. SENT: 350 words, photo. The original version of this story moved Sunday.


HAMILTON — An Ohio social worker says he’s less trusting of people now, a decade after a 3-year-old special needs child he was in charge of died when his foster parents bound him with tape and placed him in a tiny, hot closet. SENT: 325 words.


COLUMBUS — State officials are looking for an expert in growing marijuana who must adhere to its drug-free workplace policy, as Ohio implements a new medical marijuana law. SENT: 210 words.


— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: A newspaper is suing a coroner for autopsy records in the slayings of eight people from an Ohio family.

— CRUISER CRASH-OFFICER INJURED: Police say an Akron man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into a police cruiser and injured the officer inside during a chase.

— OHIO-CONCERT-OVERDOSES: A Michigan man has been initially charged with felony drug trafficking after 24 people were sickened at a central Ohio rap music festival after eating candy laced with marijuana ingredient THC.

— POLITICS-BAR SHOOTING: An Ohio man accused of shooting another man in the leg during a fight over presidential politics last month has turned himself in to police.

— DENTIST’S DESCRIPTION: A federal three-judge appeals panel has reinstated an Ohio dentist’s challenge to state regulations that restrict how he can advertise his practice.

— SALE OF CHAMPIONS-CHEESE: Ohio’s grand champion Swiss cheese has set another sales record? Holy cow. The dairy dynamo cashed in at $26,000 during the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions Sunday.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-PENCE: Donald Trump’s running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will spend some more time this week in neighboring Ohio.

— FIRST FEMALE EXECUTIVE: For the first time in a northeast Ohio county’s history, a woman is holding the county’s top job after the death of its executive.

— MINER’S UNION-CONTRACT: The United Mine Workers of America is holding a series of meetings with coal miners this week to go over details of a new contract agreement.

— FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Authorities say a man has died following a motorcycle crash in central Ohio.

— FIRE CHIEF-MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Police say a central Ohio fire chief and his wife have been injured after they hit a deer while riding their motorcycle.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio are up slightly as the new workweek begins.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.