BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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. Lisa Cornwell 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CLEVELAND — The National Transportation Safety Board concludes the pilot in control of a corporate jet as it approached an Ohio airport improperly set the aircraft’s flaps and failed to maintain a proper speed, causing the plane to plunge into an apartment building, killing all nine people on board. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.




COLUMBUS — Nonpartisan voting rights groups in Ohio are joining the state’s Republican elections chief in pushing back against suggestions by the Trump campaign that the state’s election could be compromised. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 420 words.


CLEVELAND — Six former Cleveland police officers are trying to get their jobs back after being fired following a high-speed chase and deadly shooting that led to changes at the department. Among them is the former patrolman acquitted of manslaughter charges in the case. SENT: 300 words.


LEBANON — An Arizona man admitted Tuesday that he fatally shot a rival furniture salesman 24 years ago in Ohio. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. By David Bauder. SENT: 480 words, photos.


PITTSBURGH — The Giant Eagle supermarket chain is offering buyouts to 340 corporate employees, or one percent of its 34,000-employee workforce. SENT: 260 words.


— CHILD DEATH-PARENTS CHARGED: The mother of a 2-year-old girl who was starved and beaten to death has again rejected a plea deal a day after the girl’s father was sentenced to death for aggravated murder.

— CLEVELAND OFFICER-NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE: A Cleveland police officer who fatally shot an unarmed suspect after a break-in has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide.

— CLEVELAND JAIL DEATH: Authorities say Cleveland police are investigating the death of a man found unconscious inside a city jail where he was being held on traffic charges.

— FARM ANIMALS REMOVED: Officials seize more than 130 animals from a home in a southwest Ohio village in a case they’re calling a “farmyard of horrors.”

— DECOMPOSING BODIES-BUSINESS: Police say they found two decomposing bodies and a gun while performing a welfare check at a business in a northeast Ohio village.

— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-BAG: Police say a man looking for scrap in a vacant field in Cleveland found a bag containing human remains.

— OHIO VOTING: The state’s elections chief says Ohioans have requested more than 1.2 million absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

— SMALL PLANE CRASH-OHIO: A coroner’s office says the two men killed in a small plane crash in southwestern Ohio were from Punta Gorda, Florida.

— TRAFFIC STOP-POLICE SHOOTING: Court officials announce plans for public access and scheduling in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a Cincinnati traffic stop.

— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: A Newark man accused of shooting a policeman in the arm before being struck by a vehicle driven by a different officer is sentenced to 20 years in prison.

— VEHICLE HITS GIRL: Investigators say a driver who fatally struck an 11-year-old girl crossing a street in southwestern Ohio doesn’t have a valid driver’s license.

— US ATTORNEY-OHIO: A Cincinnati native and veteran attorney has become the U.S. Attorney for Ohio’s southern district.

— EXPLODING PACKAGE: One of three Ohio residents charged with injuring a New York prison guard with an explosive device has pleaded guilty to an assault charge.



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.