AP-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. Julie Carr Smyth 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOMER, Ohio — Long before there was Hillary Clinton, there was Victoria Woodhull, the first woman nominated for president in the U.S. Clinton’s historic candidacy as the first female nominee of a major party has touched off renewed interest in Woodhull’s life with exhibits, lectures and a parade in and around her native Homer, Ohio. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 740 words, photos by 1 a.m.




WEST CHESTER — Democrats vote for a new nominee to oppose former House Speaker John Boehner’s Republican successor in his Ohio district in November. The unusual one-candidate special primary was forced by the abrupt resignation of the winner of Ohio’s March primary in the heavily GOP district. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 230 words by 1 a.m. Will be updated by 10 a.m. with early turnout; results expected by 8:30 p.m. AP Photos.




CHICAGO — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, according to a study whose lead author is at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 600 words, photo.


CLEVELAND — Two local companies are expected to begin taking apart the gazebo this week where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer. The structure is being shipped to a Chicago museum for display. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 7 p.m.



HAMILTON — A former congressional staffer is set to be formally nominated without opposition as the Democratic challenger against recently elected Republican U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson in former House Speaker John Boehner’s home district. Steve Fought still has to go through a primary election Tuesday to officially replace former Democratic Party congressional candidate Corey Foister. SENT: 250 words.


SUNBURY — The father of a Gold Star veteran who died in combat after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is working with others to secure permanent funding for an Ohio memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers. SENT: 300 words.


PORTLAND, Ore. — A Cincinnati man who was charged in connection with the occupation of a national wildlife refuge says he holds no ill will against prosecutors and that he knew he would not be found guilty. Peter Santilli tells the Oregonian/OregonLive that he knew his charge of conspiracy would not go to trial. Prosecutors filed a motion last week to dismiss the charge. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded.


COLUMBUS — Coroner’s offices in central Ohio are struggling to fill positions as caseloads increase and more doctors seek employment in the private sector. The number of cases Ohio coroners and medical examiners are dealing with has been on the rise amid a drug-overdose crisis sweeping the state. SENT: 270 words.


— OHIO STATE-BAND DIRECTOR: Ohio State’s fired marching band director is asking a federal appeals court to uphold his civil-rights claims against the university.

— ANTI-ABORTION PETITION: A ballot effort in Ohio seeking to criminalize abortion has failed to clear an initial hurdle.

— NUCLEAR PLANT-SHUTDOWN: Officials say an Ohio nuclear plant that shut down after rainwater entered its turbine building will remain idle.

— INJURED KIDS AT MOTEL: One of the three women charged after the fatal beating of a 5-year-old boy at an Ohio motel has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

— OHIO SHOOTER: Ohio police say a man fatally shot his ex-wife in a murder-suicide near a suburban Cincinnati school.

— OHIO-DISTEMPER OUTBREAK: A central Ohio animal shelter says it has euthanized more than 50 dogs after at least one was found to have distemper, a deadly disease.

— POLICE-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: Columbus City Council is expected to approve a $780,000 lawsuit settlement payment to the family of a girl who was shot in the leg when a policeman fired.

— HIGH SCHOOL FIRE: A high school in northeast Ohio will be closed on Monday after a section of the building caught fire over the weekend.

— WAYNE STATE-DONATIONS: Businessmen Stephen Ross and Dan Gilbert are each donating $5 million to Wayne State University’s Law School.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be back in the battleground state Wednesday with a visit to Canton.

— CRAFT BREW MANUFACTURER: An Ohio maker of craft brewing equipment is tripling its manufacturing capabilities and hiring new employees.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-NEW EMPLOYEE: A health department in southwest Ohio says it has created a new job to work on response to opioids in an area hit by an overdose spike in recent weeks.

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.

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