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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Ohioans are still getting plenty of attention in the presidential race. After a lull last month, high-level campaigning has accelerated in a state used to being in the forefront in the final weeks before election. Polls indicate the perennial battleground state is a tossup — and crucial for Republican Donald Trump. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 400 words. AP Photos planned.



NEW YORK — Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich announced Friday that he was suspending Wells Fargo from doing business with state agencies, and excluding the bank from participating in any state bond offerings. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 430 words.

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CLEVELAND — President Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump’s purported business acumen and newfound rage against the “global elite,” as he rallies for Democrat Hillary Clinton. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — GOP U.S. Senator Rob Portman on Friday called a video showing fellow Republican Donald Trump boasting about groping women “the final straw” in his decision to rescind his endorsement of the presidential candidate. SENT: 330 words.

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CINCINNATI — A white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate returns to court briefly for a pretrial hearing. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.


— POLICE OFFICER HELPS BOY: The Ohio mother of a 7-year-old boy who police say was found trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food has been sentenced to six months in jail.

— GOODYEAR-KICKBACK SCHEME: Federal authorities say two Chinese nationals who defrauded Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. out of $1.5 million in a kickback scheme have each been sentenced in Ohio to more than two years in prison.

— VOTER-ROLLS-LAWSUIT: Ohio’s elections chief says voters improperly removed from the state’s registration list could cast provisional ballots in the presidential election, if a court allows it.

— JAIL INMATE-DEATH: An inmate found dead in a suburban Cleveland jail last weekend likely died of natural causes.

— WRONGFUL CONVICTION LAWSUIT: A judge has ruled Cleveland must pay a $13.2 million judgment against a former police officer who a jury said helped frame a man who spent 11 years behind bars for a murder he said he didn’t commit.

— SAILOR REMAINS-BURIAL: The remains of a sailor killed 75 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor have returned to Ohio and are set to be buried with full military honors.

— TEENS CHARGED-STOLEN CAR CRASH: Three teens are facing charges after police say they stole a car, fled police and collided with another car in southwest Ohio, leaving a 10-year-old boy who was on the sidewalk hurt.

— GREAT LAKES-FISH STOCKING: States adjacent to Lake Michigan have agreed to cut back on stocking the lake with chinook salmon and lake trout over the next two years.



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.