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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




YOUNGSTOWN — When 76-year-old Connie Spagnola casts her vote for Republican Donald Trump this fall, she is sure Jim Traficant will be looking down and smiling. Spagnola’s among countless former Democrats in Ohio’s blue-collar Mahoning Valley who are transferring their adoration for the late congressman to a certain billionaire from New York City. Those who knew Traficant say the similarities end at the populist bravado and the outsized hair. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 a.m., photos.




PHILADELPHIA — In reaching out to black voters, Donald Trump talks about bringing “law and order” to the “inner city.” El Brown wants the Republican presidential nominee to know he isn’t talking to her. The 41-year-old black businesswoman lives in Fairfax, Virginia, in one of the richest counties in America. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 800 words.


ATHENS — Ignoring his own sexually aggressive predilections, Donald Trump wants voters to see Bill Clinton as a scandal-plagued cad whose history with women should disqualify Hillary Clinton from the presidency. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — A man charged with fatally shooting his daughter in the head at their suburban home “planned out” the killing, an assistant prosecutor said in court on Wednesday. The man, 63-year-old Jamal Mansour, pleaded not guilty through his attorney to aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault charges in the shooting death last month of 27-year-old Tahani Mansour, the youngest of his six children. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 425 words.

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Widely shared images of children dealing with the effects of their loved ones’ heroin addiction are raising questions about whether a child’s pain helps scare addicts straight or simply exploits the epidemic’s youngest victims. By Patrick Mairs. SENT: 490 words.


HILLSBORO — The mayor of a small Ohio city who’s also a veteran standup comedian is expected to appear in court for his final pretrial hearing. SENT: 240 words.

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— RAPE CHARGE-LIVESTREAMING-PLEA: An Ohio man charged with raping a 17-year-old girl during an assault that prosecutors say was livestreamed has pleaded guilty.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Ohio man convicted of aggravated murder in a 1985 slaying.

— PROVISIONAL BALLOTS-OHIO: Ohio has agreed to pay more than $2.6 million in attorneys’ fees and costs associated with a long-running dispute over provisional ballot procedures.

— HOTEL DEATH-TEEN: The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel are scheduled to be sentenced for giving the 16-year-old the drugs that killed him.

— LITERARY PEACE PRIZE WINNERS: Two books focused on the aftermath of 20th century wars are winners of awards from a group that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

— FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN: A boy who was 16 when he gunned down a 17-year-old boy following a fistfight in Columbus has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the case.

— AMBULANCE CRASH-SHOOTING VICTIM: Authorities now say seven people were injured in a chain of events that started with a double shooting and included the crash of an ambulance transporting one of the shooting victims to a hospital.

— JUDGE RECUSED HEROIN: An Ohio man who has a federal judge removed from his counterfeiting case after saying he used heroin with members of the judge’s family is heading to prison.

— OHIO VOTING: Voters in swing state Ohio can start casting ballots in next month’s presidential election.

— MIAMI UNIVERSITY-RECORD GIFT: Newly-minted Miami University President Gregory Crawford announced a $40 million donation to the Farmer School of Business during his official inauguration ceremony.

— MINORITY BUSINESS TARGET: The state says Ohio has once again exceeded its goal for purchasing goods and services from minority-owned businesses.

— PRISON RECORDINGS-SPECIAL MASTER: A federal judge in Kansas has appointed an Ohio attorney to investigate whether recordings of attorney-client conversations at a for-profit federal prison violated inmates’ constitutional rights.


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.


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.