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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — A former Ohio trooper already accused of stalking a subordinate’s wife after an affair is now charged with finding or keeping personal information about 10 other women obtained from a law enforcement database without authorization. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 410 words. AP Photos.


Authorities say a man has been fatally shot by a police officer outside of Cleveland after he struck a police motorcycle with his car in a parking lot and slightly injured an officer. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 7 p.m.


COLUMBUS — The state pharmacy board says two-thirds of Ohio’s retail pharmacies now offer the drug overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 230 words.


MARION — Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of a man linked to four killings say they’ve received some tips in the month since he told them about her, but they still don’t know the woman’s name. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.


BELLEFONTAINE — A judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons as he considers her lawyers’ request to exclude her confession. SENT: 270 words. AP Photo.


— FATAL SHOOTING-MR. HERO: Police say a 20-year-old man charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of a teenage employee at an Ohio sandwich shop was free on bond for a burglary conviction at the time of the shooting and faced sentencing next week.

— MILITARY BASE-SECURITY BREACH: Officials say the federal trial of a man accused of causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio’s largest military base did not begin Wednesday as scheduled after the defense filed notice it is planning an insanity defense.

— CHILD KILLED: A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaving a loaded handgun in a home where a toddler used it to accidentally kill a 1-year-old boy.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-KASICH: Republican John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is dismissing suggestions by presidential nominee Donald Trump that this year’s election is “rigged.”

— DAD SHOOTS DAUGHTER: A man charged with fatally shooting his adult daughter in the head at their suburban Cleveland home has had his bond set at $2.5 million.

— 3 SLAIN-SENTENCE: A man is sentenced to three decades in prison after he admitted under a plea deal to fatally shooting three men in Columbus over a two-year period.

— FILM-MICHAEL MOORE: Michael Moore has premiered a surprise film discussing the presidential election just three weeks before Americans head to the polls, and it features Moore speaking about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on stage earlier this month in Wilmington, Ohio, a hotbed of Trump support.

— OHIO VOTERS-TWITTER TOWN HALL: Ohio’s secretary of state plans to hold a Twitter Town Hall in an effort to prepare voters for the upcoming presidential election.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: A judge dismisses assault and menacing charges against former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker, who police said grabbed a man’s throat and threatened to shoot him in a dispute over golf course etiquette.

— DRUGS-CRIMINAL IMMUNITY: A Cincinnati-area sheriff says an immunity program allowing people to hand over potentially deadly drugs and drug paraphernalia led one resident to turn in some drug paraphernalia.

— SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Attorneys general from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky are expected to meet with experts from law enforcement, health care and faith-based groups next week to discuss the opiate epidemic.

— SEX ASSAULT-HIGH SCHOOL: Police are investigating after a high school student in University Heights said she was sexually assaulted by several youths in a storage closet at the school during school hours.

— EXPLODING PACKAGE: An Ohio woman has joined her husband in pleading guilty to charges stemming from an explosion that injured a New York state prison guard outside his home.

— PAINTING FOUND: A painting by French artist William Adolphe Bouguereau that had been missing for decades has sold at auction for $1.1 million.

— OHIO SHAKESPEARE CONFERENCE: As William Shakespeare wrote, “all the world’s a stage,” and this week, his works have one at an Ohio college.



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.