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. Kantele Franko will be on the desk at 6 a.m. Monday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TOLEDO — While Lake Erie didn’t see a massive algae bloom this summer after a dry spring and early summer, there still was a surprising amount of the thick, paint-like scum in parts of the lake. Researchers are looking into why the algae continues to flourish. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 a.m.


CINCINNATI — Courtroom questioning of potential jurors is set to begin for police officer Ray Tensing’s trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the 2015 shooting of an unarmed black man after a traffic stop. By Janice Morse. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos planned.



CINCINNATI — Memories remain vivid of the 2001 race riots in this city after police killed a young, unarmed black man. Now, ahead of the trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in a traffic stop, police are beefing up security and say they’re prepared for anything, while officials and civic leaders are trying to stay in front of community tensions. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 630 words. AP Photos.


HILLSBORO — The judge who will preside at the trial of the mayor of a small Ohio city who’s also a veteran standup comedian has expanded on her gag order in the case. SENT: 330 words.



WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces teams in action. SENT: 270 words.


COLUMBUS — Some new developments are swirling around wind energy in Ohio after a yearslong lull. SENT: 250 words.


AKRON — Every day is Election Day in Michael Meiring’s world. With bipartisan zeal, he has led a lifelong campaign to find the perfect candidates for his political endeavor. AP Member Exchange By Mark J. Price. The Akron Beacon Journal. SENT:1,000 words.


__ OBIT-JOHN HICKS — College Football Hall of Famer and former Ohio State Buckeye star lineman John Hicks has died at age 65.

__ POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED — Newark police say two off-duty officers were arrested in separate, unrelated incidents.

__ TWO DEAD-SHOOTINGS — Columbus police have arrested man on murder charges after two people were found dead in a Columbus house after being shot.

__ FORGOTTEN FATAL FIRE — A Vermont professor who specializes in how stories about disasters are told is trying to make sure an Ohio school fire that killed 175 people isn’t forgotten.

__ GRISTMILL RESTORATION — The restoration of a 192-year-old gristmill is nearly complete in southeast Ohio, meaning the six-story facility could soon start grinding grain for the first time in over a century.

__ CAMPAIGN 2016-MANURE DUMPED — Democratic Party officials in are cleaning up in an Ohio county. Again.

__ CHILD FATALLY SHOT-OHIO — Toledo Police are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy.


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