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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COLUMBUS — Libertarians pushing to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on the ballot have submitted placeholder signatures for a different person — failed gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl — in swing-state Ohio. A party spokesman says Earl is a placeholder. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5:30 p.m., photo.


CINCINNATI — A homeless advocacy organization and a Black Lives Matter group are challenging the fatal Cincinnati police shooting of a 25-year-old man with a history of mental illness. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 330 words, photos, video.


HARRISBURG, Pa. — The husband of a woman who suffered brain damage when teenagers dropped a rock from an interstate overpass onto their car often cried at night, asking why he was spared from harm but she wasn’t, a friend said Tuesday, days after his suicide. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 640 words, photos.


Several fans who traveled to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame game that was canceled on Sunday night because of poor field conditions are planning to sue the NFL and the hall. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 340 words, photos.


— FBN–FIELD CONDITIONS: NFL fields have come a long way from the days of lumpy artificial surfaces, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement, the head of the players’ union says. By Joe Kay. SENT: 585 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich orders creation of a single-call notification system for oil-and-gas emergencies and authorized two state departments to start setting it up. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 315 words.


COLUMBUS — A lawyer is challenging Ohio’s ban on attorneys soliciting injured workers who file worker’s compensation claims with the state. SENT: 290 words.


WASHINGTON — Moving beyond “Obamacare,” political activists are looking to state ballot questions to refocus the nation’s long-running debate over government’s role in health care. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 725 words, photo.


NEWPORT, Ky. — Officials have raised safety concerns over plans to build a 235-foot Ferris wheel in Kentucky along Newport’s riverfront on the Ohio River. SENT: 190 words.


— ARMED MAN SHOT: An Ohio sheriff says a man called a military veterans’ crisis line in the middle of the night and then confronted responding deputies with a rifle and was fatally shot.

— VAN CRASH-TEENS: Authorities in Ohio say a driver was trying to switch seats with a passenger when their van crashed and rolled over, injuring 10 teens from Michigan, leaving two in critical condition.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: Civil rights officials say proposed changes to Cleveland’s Civilian Police Review Board don’t give members enough power or autonomy to ensure the accountability required in a police-reform agreement.

— FBC–OHIO STATE-DUNN: A former Ohio State University running back has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault.

— SUICIDE AFTER SHOOTINGS: Authorities in northeast Ohio say a man fatally shot his girlfriend, then wounded a man and woman at a different location before a police pursuit that ended with the suspect fatally shooting himself in the head.

— INFANT’S BODY-LAWSUIT: A northeast Ohio hospital has settled a lawsuit over alleged negligence that indicated the remains of an infant that died before birth were disposed of without the mother’s consent.

— PRISON SYSTEM-NATIONAL HONOR: Ohio’s prison system has received a first-ever award created by a corrections group to recognize departments that strive to meet national standards.

— RESTAURANT CAMERAS-VOYEURISM: A maintenance worker suspected of installing video recording equipment in female residents’ bathrooms at a southwest Ohio apartment complex has been charged with voyeurism and burglary.

— ENDANGERED GOPHER FROG: Fifteen states, including Ohio, are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a Louisiana landowner’s attempt to keep the government from listing 1,500 forest acres as essential to an endangered frog.

— OHIO STATE FAIR-ATTENDANCE: Organizers say an estimated 921,000 people went to this year’s Ohio State Fair, putting the attendance total short of the record crowd from last summer.

— TRAIN DERAILMENT: Authorities are investigating why a CSX train derailed in southeastern Virginia while traveling from Ohio.


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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.