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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk. Interim New Editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 —Cleveland proposes that officers attempt de-escalation techniques such as taking cover before using force, a tactic that might have prevented an officer from fatally shooting Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy playing with a pellet gun outside of a recreation center. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 670 words.


COLUMBUS — Uncertainty prevails across Ohio as a law legalizing medical marijuana under very limited circumstances takes effect. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 615 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families, an issue that has divided Senate Republicans. The bill would affect retired miners in several states, including Ohio. By Matthew Daily. SENT: 725 words, photos.


ATLANTA — Election officials across the country are pushing back against Donald Trump’s assertions that the presidential election may be rigged, arguing that too many safeguards exist against engineered results nationally or in individual states. Trump told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio, last month: “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged.” By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 725 words, photos.


— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-TRUMP: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was set to return to Ohio for the second time in a week with a campaign stop Thursday afternoon at a charter school in Cleveland.

— MARKELL-CLINTON: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell is taking a break from governing to hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Ohio.


— SLAIN CYCLIST: A man charged with killing a college student who disappeared while riding her bicycle has pleaded guilty during an arraignment in northwestern Ohio.

— DRUG DEATHS-OHIO: A medical examiner in Cleveland says a record number of people fatally overdosed from heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil or some combination of the three drugs in Cuyahoga County last month.

— ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY: Victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes can ask to have their addresses shielded from certain public records in Ohio under a new law.

— SENATE 2016-OHIO-STRICKLAND: The Democratic state chairman and other local leaders have helped U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland kick off an Ohio campaign tour where he’ll contrast his record on working families with the record of his November opponent, Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

— SCHOOLS-HOT WEATHER: Some Ohio schools closed Thursday due to heat, humidity and air conditioning issues.

— BODY FOUND-ARRESTS: Three Cincinnati men are suspected in the killing of a man whose body was found amid trees in rural eastern Colorado last weekend.

— SWITCHING STATUES: Thomas Edison is getting ready to leave Ohio and take his spot at the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

— SEPT 11-OHIO: The board that oversees the Ohio Statehouse will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by again installing 2,977 U.S. flags on the Statehouse lawn.

— HEALTH OVERHAUL-OHIO: Federal officials are awarding nearly $2 million to organizations that will help enroll Ohioans in health coverage through the federal marketplace.

— HOME INVASION-ROBBERY: A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for a central Ohio home invasion robbery in which his accomplice was strangled during a brawl with the home’s occupants.

— HOPALONG CASSIDY MUSEUM-FIRE: The founder of an Ohio museum dedicated to fictional cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy says some of its memorabilia was saved from a fire, but estimates at least half of its photographs and games are damaged beyond repair.

— WARREN-AETNA: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and a handful of fellow Democratic senators, including Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, are demanding Aetna explain its decision to abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage.

— MAN FOUND DEAD: Police have identified a homeless man whose body was found in an abandoned home in Columbus over the weekend.

— TEENS ESCAPE TREATMENT CENTER: Authorities in northeast Ohio say an employee at a treatment center for juveniles had his neck fractured when he and a colleague were beaten as four teenagers escaped the facility.


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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.