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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk Monday starting at 6 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 —A prosecutor’s widely expected decision to retry a white former police officer on a murder charge in the traffic-stop shooting of a black man came with the surprise that he wants to move the next trial out of the Cincinnati area. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 685 words.


TOLEDO — Ohio lawmakers are looking at consolidating oversight of Ohio’s efforts to battle the harmful algae in Lake Erie. The legislation being considered before the end of the year calls for reorganizing the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and turning its focus toward reducing what’s feeding the algae. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words.


WASHINGTON –Tim Ryan, the Ohio congressman challenging House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, says his colleagues understand that regaining the majority requires a “new message and a new messenger” able to reach out to voters who abandoned the party in this month’s election. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 400 words.



AKRON — The University of Akron plans to offer voluntary buyouts to employees, increase recruiting efforts of international students and restructure its scholarship system to address a looming deficit and declining enrollment. SENT: 300 words.



MECHANIGSBURG — An Ohio man who modifies go-carts as an unusual therapy for people who have physical or developmental disabilities says his approach is this: “Don’t make them work. Ask them to play.” Rocky Grimes says what he offers is more than a joy ride. By Holly Zachariah, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 1750 words.


— DOWNTOWN THEATER: A theater in northern Ohio has been restored to look like it did when it opened in 1928. Operators of the Palace Theatre in Lorain hope the restoration will bring more people back to the city’s downtown.

— CLEVELAND AIRPORT-WINTER: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is trying to reduce the length of time people must wait for planes on snowy days and have more planes arrive on time.

— CANNNON RESTORATION: A World War II-era cannon that has stood on the shore of Lake Erie since the late 1940s will be undergoing a renovation.

— ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING-DEPUTY: Authorities say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in northwest Ohio has died after accidentally shooting himself.

— SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL-CONTRACT: A southwest Ohio village has terminated its contract with the operators of a yearly sauerkraut festival in the hopes of forging a new agreement.


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.