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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — A judge in Cleveland is scheduled to sentence a 20-year-old man to life in prison without parole just two weeks after authorities say he fatally shot a 15-year-old boy helping out at relatives’ sandwich shop. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m. to be updated from 1 p.m. sentencing hearing, then 500 words by 4:30 p.m. AP photos.


COLUMBUS — A physicians group in Ohio says the state medical board overreacted to the discovery that about a third of doctors weren’t complying with its policy for tracking opioid prescriptions, sending the medical community into confusion. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words by 3 p.m.



COLUMBUS — Defense attorneys rushing to stop Ohio’s first execution in three years say the state’s new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 490 words, photos.


MASON — The furor over Donald Trump’s provocative rhetoric and his treatment of women has helped shake usually rock-solid Republican support in Ohio’s suburbs. Hope of taking a swing state that’s a must-win for Trump is rising in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 975 words, photos.


— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-CLINTON: Former President Bill Clinton will return to Ohio this weekend to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.


SPRINGFIELD — Donald Trump on Thursday criticized rival Hillary Clinton for being too tough on Vladimir Putin, once again raising eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s relationship with the Russian president. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 340 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — A prosecutor in a neighboring city is asked to determine whether an off-duty police officer in northeast Ohio should be charged criminally for accidentally firing a shot that lodged in a classroom wall at a day care center with children and teachers inside. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 290 words.


HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Attorneys general from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia are urging communities to take action now to stop the spread of substance abuse. By John Raby. SENT: 580 words, photos.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal prosecutor says five more people are facing federal drug charges in a fentanyl overdose outbreak that killed two people in Tennessee over 24 hours this summer. By Jonathan Mattise. SENT: 400 words, photos.


TOLEDO — The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from an Ohio art museum that drew objections from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus brings in $1.2 million. SENT: 280 words.


— TRAFFIC CAMERAS-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court will step in to decide a dispute between the state and the city of Toledo over its use of red-light and speed enforcement cameras.

— INMATE-ANTHRAX HOAX: A Elyria man imprisoned for starting a fire at a college is sentenced to four more years for mailing powder to government offices in what authorities say was an anthrax hoax to frame another inmate.

— FRAUD CHARGES-MEDICAL CLINICS: A chain of Cleveland-area medical clinics, their former co-owner and a doctor who worked there have been charged with racketeering over allegations that they defrauded Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

— OHIO VOTING: Ohio’s elections chief and one of the state’s candidates for U.S. Senate have both cast ballots ahead of Election Day.

— PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-OFF: Ohioans disposed of about 14 tons of unneeded, unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

— SUBSTANCE ABUSE CONFERENCE: Attorneys general from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia will lead a conference of health care professionals, faith-based groups and others aimed at eliminating substance abuse in their communities.

— BBO–WORLD SERIES-CHICAGO SECURITY: Police will set up security checkpoints within a two-block perimeter of Wrigley Field as the World Series moves to Chicago.

— BBO–WORLD SERIES-STUDENT SKIPS CLASS: An Ohio college student who ditched class to head to the opening game of the World Series in Cleveland has won a reprieve from his professor by being honest.

— BBO–WORLD SERIES-INDIANS LOGO: Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he plans to meet with Indians owner Paul Dolan following the World Series to discuss the team’s continued use of the controversial Chief Wahoo logo.

— HOME INVASION KILLING: An Ohio man is sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a home invasion last year in which the homeowner fatally shot his accomplice.

— CHILD RAPE CHARGES: A southwest Ohio man arrested after a rape complaint involving a minor is indicted on 50 counts, including rape involving a juvenile and child pornography charges.

— BODY FOUND-BRIDGE: Two men are charged with aggravated murder after the body of a retired Ohio polygraph examiner was found wrapped in a tarp near the Cleveland zoo.

— OHIO SHERIFF-DRUG CHARGES: A former police chief has been named interim sheriff for northern Ohio’s Sandusky County as the current sheriff faces charges alleging he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes



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.