BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:30 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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, the interim AP Ohio News Editor is on the desk. He 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Much of the work of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s re-election campaign in Ohio is happening under the fingertips of voters. Google says Portman’s made some of the savviest use their election cycle of its digital resources as his campaign has begun to unravel an early lead by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 570 words by 1 a.m. AP Photos.




COLUMBUS — A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy has disrupted a city council meeting. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7 p.m. By Ann Sanner. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has rejected an Ohio school district’s challenge to the Obama administration’s rule on transgender bathrooms. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 7 p.m.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Enrollment at Ohio’s largest online charter school is nearly 60 percent lower than originally reported, potentially jeopardizing about $60 million of the e-school’s state funding from last year, a state education official says in a letter released Monday. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 380 words.


AKRON, Ohio — The father of an unarmed robbery suspect fatally shot by a police officer after refusing to remove his right hand from his waistband filed a federal lawsuit on Monday claiming the shooting was unreasonable and the officer used excessive force. SENT: 300 words


LEBANON — A former southwest Ohio police official’s new trial in his wife’s 1995 death is approaching more than a year after his 2005 conviction was overturned. SENT: 250 words.


CINCINNATI— A center that educates the public about the Holocaust will be moving to Cincinnati’s Union Terminal building, home to the Cincinnati Museum Center. SENT: 270 words.



INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he’s seen over the past few months. Like many Americans, he’s anxious for change. He says it’s not happening quickly enough. By Tom Withers. SENT: 800 words.

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— CHILD DEATH-PARENTS CHARGED: An Ohio man whose 2-year-old daughter weighed 13 pounds when she died of starvation and blunt-force injury has been found guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in her death and could be sentenced to the death penalty.

— TODDER BEATEN-ARRESTS: Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter in southwest Ohio.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio continue to fall, while the average price in the state also remains below the national average.

— HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-DEATH: School officials say a high school football player in Ohio has died from injuries he suffered in a game last week.

— BOWLING ALLEY-JACKPOT GAME: Organizers of a rural Ohio bowling alley’s weekly raffle that has drawn huge crowds in recent weeks say a woman has won more than $3 million.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Former President Bill Clinton will be in Ohio this week to campaign for his wife.

— OHIO VOTING: Ohio military and overseas voters can now cast ballots for the November presidential election.

— SUBURBAN WETLANDS-LAWSUIT: The state is appealing a judge’s decision that would allow commercial development of an 18-acre wetlands area surrounded by roads, houses and parking lots in booming suburban Columbus.

— OHIO COLLEGE-POLICE: University of Dayton police officers are working to make itself more visible around campus.


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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.

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