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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




HILLSBORO — What’s planned as the final pretrial hearing is set Wednesday for the mayor of a small Ohio city who’s also a veteran standup comedian. Drew Hastings is scheduled for trial Nov. 7 on four felony counts alleging misconduct in office. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m., developing from 1 p.m. EDT hearing.




COLUMBUS — A lawyer for the Turkish government hired to investigate publicly funded U.S. charter schools started by the followers of a reclusive Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania said he is filing a formal complaint with Ohio authorities. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 500 words.

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PORT AUSTIN REEF LIGHT, Mich. — When Lou Schillinger and his volunteer cadre began restoring an 1890s lighthouse more than two miles off the Michigan shore in Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, they first needed to remove 30 years’ accumulation of gull and pigeon feces whose depth measured in feet rather than inches. By Roger Schneider. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos. AP Video.




CINCINNATI — The director of the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum says a legal glitch is preventing the families of two fallen first responders from receiving benefits normally provided to spouses of officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. SENT: 300 words.


— ACCIDENT-BABYSITTER KILLED: Ohio authorities say a babysitter hit by a pickup truck as she pushed a stroller across the street has died from her injuries.

— CAMPUS LAKE-RESTORATION: Ohio State says it’s restoring an iconic campus lake to a more natural state as part of the restoration of an older area of the university.

— POLICE SHOOTING-ROBBERY SUSPECT: Investigators say a man fatally shot by two officers following a robbery investigation was carrying an air pistol.

— SCHOOL THREAT-ARREST: Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a school shooting in suburban Columbus.

— GAS PIPELINE-STUDY: Ohio State University plans to launch a study in conjunction with the construction of a 215-mile petroleum pipeline that stretches from eastern Ohio to the Michigan border.

— OHIO VOTING-CAMPOUT: A former Democratic state lawmaker and state treasurer candidate in Ohio plans to camp out outside one of the battleground state’s early voting locations in order to be first in line to vote.

— OHIO VOTING: Ohioans have until Tuesday to register to vote in next month’s presidential election.

— CLOWN SCARE-SCHOOL DISTRICT: Police say a clown-related threat on social media to “shoot up” a northeast Ohio school resulted in the arrest of a 12 year old boy on a charge of inducing panic.

— COLUMBUS POLICE-RACISM ALLEGATION: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he can’t prosecute civil rights charges against the Columbus police division because his office considers the police chief an employee.

— FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME-DEVELOPMENT: Construction crews have started demolishing homes near the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Ohio as part of a $500 million development project.

— UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO-DONATION: A former teacher has donated $1 million to the University of Toledo to support teacher education.

— AMBULANCE CRASH-SHOOTING VICTIM: Authorities say an ambulance transporting a victim from a double shooting to a hospital was hit by a car and crashed into a building.



AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 8 Ohio general election on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-OH-OHIO General Election Testing/AP-OH-OHIO General Election Testing.


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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.