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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — As Ohio’s accidental overdose epidemic rose toward a record high, an army of lobbyists representing makes of prescription painkillers poured more than $1 million into state-level political campaigns in Ohio. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT IN ADVANCE: 500 words for use at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.




COLUMBUS — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman investigating a reported armed robbery want to hear from witnesses they say offer a different version of events. They spoke as the official investigation continues, with a coroner saying the boy’s autopsy is complete but details aren’t yet being released. By Kantele Franko and Ann Sanner. SENT: 600 words, AP photos, video, audio.


COLUMBUS — As authorities investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old black boy, Tyre King, by a white Columbus police officer after a report of an armed robbery, a look at details emerging about him. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 380 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — The fatal police shooting Wednesday of 13-year-old Tyre King by a Columbus police officer has understandably drawn comparisons to the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. Here are some similarities along with differences surrounding the two shootings. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.


ASHLAND — Authorities have identified a second woman whose body was found in Ohio after a 911 call from a home where another woman said she was being held captive. Suspect Shawn Grate is being held on a $1 million bond after being charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6:30 p.m.


AKRON — Akron officials have agreed to give homeless people two days’ notice before city officials remove their belongings from public property and give them a chance to reclaim those items, under a settlement in a federal lawsuit. SENT: 230 words.


WASHINGTON — It was a glimpse into an alternate political reality: John Kasich, one of this year’s top Republican presidential contenders, riffing on trade and geopolitics from behind the presidential seal at a podium at the White House. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 330 words.

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CANTON — The inclusion of former NFL safety and convicted rapist Darren Sharper on this year’s list of Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees has created a national outcry. Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler, pleaded guilty in 2015 to drugging and raping up to 16 women in four states. SENT: 425 words.


— OHIO ABORTIONS: The state says the number of abortions reported in Ohio declined again in 2015, which had the fewest recorded since the data-tracking started in 1976.

— CLEVELAND OFFICER-NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE: A grand jury has indicted a Cleveland police officer on a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide in the death of an 18-year-old man who had broken into a neighborhood store.

— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: Authorities say a man was driving under the influence of drugs when he struck and killed a veteran Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper along a Cleveland interstate.

— DRUG DEATHS-DOCTOR-RECORDS: A federal judge in Rhode Island has ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration must release thousands of pages of exhibits used by federal prosecutors in the trial of a doctor convicted of running an Ohio pill mill.

— OHIO GOVERNOR-TRADE: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has visited the White House in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped again in August to 4.7 percent.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Hillary Clinton’s Democratic presidential campaign will get help this weekend in swing state Ohio from two surrogates aiming to appeal to younger voters.

— TERMINAL TOWER SALE: A private development group says it’s purchasing the 52-floor Terminal Tower, downtown Cleveland’s iconic Public Square landmark.

— HOUSE FIRE-TEEN DIES: Authorities say a high school senior has died after her central Ohio home caught fire.

— OHIO-DISTEMPER OUTBREAK: A central Ohio dog shelter dealing with an outbreak of a respiratory disease has temporarily halted plans to euthanize some animals after a judge granted an order restricting which ones could be put down.

— UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS-CONTRACT: The University of Cincinnati and its professors union have tentatively agreed to a collective bargaining agreement.

— WILLISTON SHOOTINGS-BOND: Bond has been set at $2 million for man accused in a shooting in Williston, North Dakota, that left two men from the Cleveland area dead.

— TEXAS WIND FARM-AMAZON: A division of Amazon has unveiled plans for a more than 100-turbine wind farm in West Texas, after previously announcing wind and solar farms in several states, including Ohio.


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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