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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Testimony is set to begin for the Ohio murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot a black man during a 2015 traffic stop. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then updated after court resumes at 9 a.m.




CINCINNATI — The lead prosecutor and defense attorney have offered sharply conflicting views of what a police body camera video will tell jurors about what happened when a white officer fatally shot a black man during a 2015 traffic stop. By Janice Morse. SENT: 560 words, photos.



— OHIO JURIES-VOTER REGISTRATION: As jurors begin hearing a racially charged police shooting case in Cincinnati, some critics say it’s time to change Ohio’s requirement of potential jurors being registered to vote. SENT: 420 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is kicking off a week of campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton with a stop in battleground Ohio, speaking at a rally in Columbus. By Kathleen Hennessey. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Obama speaks in Columbus at 5:40 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Both of Ohio’s U.S. senators say the country needs to heal after the divisive 2016 political campaign, regardless of who wins the presidential election or which party controls the Senate. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 460 words.


At least half a dozen states, including Ohio, have high-profile elections for their state supreme courts this year, and partisan groups are spending hundreds of thousands of dollar to influence the races. A look at some of the more notable court elections this year. By The Associated Press. SENT: 1430 words.


CINCINNATI — Doctors, nurses, social workers and addiction specialists discuss the impact the country’s opiate epidemic is having on children, from those born addicted themselves to the strain on the social service system as thousands are taken from parents unable to care for them. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 390 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — The operator of a Youngstown-area injection well for fracking wastewater is challenging the authority of Ohio’s oil-and-gas chief to regulate its operations, calling his actions illegal and contrary to science. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 350 words.


CLEVELAND— Late summer rain appears to have largely salvaged Ohio’s corn and soybean crops during a growing season that saw the northern half of the state hit by record heat and drought conditions, according to farmers and agriculture experts. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 535 words, photos.


GREENFIELD — An Ohio school widely criticized over a banner displayed at a prep school football game recalling the country’s mistreatment of Native Americans is responding with an action plan including more apologies and history lessons for its students. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 7 p.m.


— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND: Authorities in Ohio have identified the remains of a woman whose death has been connected to a man suspected in the killings of at least three other women.

— OFFICER SHOT-WOMAN KILLED: Police arrest a suspect in a shooting at a western Ohio gas station that left a woman dead and an officer hurt.

— TEEN’S DEATH-BROTHER CHARGED: Police say a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with a count of murder in the death of his 14-year-old boy in their western Ohio home.

— DECOMPOSING BODY-CLUTTERED HOME: Police are investigating after they say a badly decomposed body was found underneath several inches of garbage inside an Ohio home, and the head appeared to have been moved from the body after death.

— CRASH-RESCUE DAYS LATER: Ohio officials say a man who flipped his vehicle into a wooded area was found two days later when transportation workers removing a deer from the side of a road saw a foot sticking out of a window of a car.

— OHIO VOTING: Absentee ballots are being re-issued for some northwest Ohio voters because the initial ones were held up in the mail.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: Ohio’s new medical marijuana advisory committee is getting to work.

— TODDLER SHOT-DRIVE-BY: Police say a man and a toddler were wounded in a drive-by shooting while riding in a car in Cleveland.

—TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE: A federal judge sets a hearing for updates in the case of a former deep-sea treasure hunter jailed in Ohio for refusing to answer more questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins.

— EX-OSU PLAYER-EXTORTION: A man convicted of trying to extort money from former Ohio State University and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.

— BIG HOUSE-BLOOD BATTLE: An annual drive to get blood donations and commitments from organ donors got some big results at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor as Michigan and Ohio State University compete in the weeks before their rivalry football game in Columbus.



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.