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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Parole Board recommends whether it’s recommending mercy for a condemned inmate set to die in January, the first execution in three years. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m., then 130 word update from report scheduled for 11 a.m. EST, followed by 400 words by noon. AP Photo.




WASHINGTON — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, has died. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 2,150 words, photos, video. An ABRIDGED version also has moved at 980 words.


OBIT-JOHN GLENN-THE LIFE (alternate approach)

WASHINGTON — John Glenn was the ultimate all-American hero. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, a war hero fighter pilot, a record-setting test pilot, a longtime senator, a presidential candidate and a man who defied age and gravity to go back into space at 77. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 2,530 words, photos, video.


— OBIT-GLENN-REACTION: Tributes for former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn. SENT: 820 words, photos, video.

— JOHN GLENN-10 THINGS: Ten notable aspects of the life of astronaut and senator John Glenn who died Thursday at 95. SENT: 440 words, photos.

— JOHN GLENN-QUOTES: A sampling of quotes from John Glenn. SENT: 220 words, photos.

— AP WAS THERE-JOHN GLENN: The AP republishes excerpts of its original coverage when John Glenn became the nation’s first astronaut to orbit the earth on Feb. 20, 1962. SENT: 650 words, photos.


NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump takes on a somber task that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week’s attack at Ohio State University. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 880 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. Will be updated from anticipated afternoon appearance in Columbus.


COLUMBUS — Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 430 words. UPCOMING: Developing from legislative sessions.


COLUMBUS — Bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and permit concealed weapons in more places are up for consideration by the full Ohio House as lawmakers are wrapping up their two-year session. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Developing from legislative sessions in the House and Senate.




COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court upholds the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 550 words, photo.


CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns confirm the team is discussing a move of its preseason training camp from its year-round facility in Berea to a new city recreation facility in Columbus. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 290 words.


TOLEDO — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in northwest Ohio, and his 14-year-old sister has been arrested as the subject of the murder investigation. SENT: 220 words.


— ROOMMATE STABBING-STUDENT CHARGED: The attorney for a University of Akron student charged in the fatal stabbing of his roommate at an off-campus apartment says the death wasn’t a murder but an “unfortunate accident.”

— YOUNG GIRLS-ABDUCTIONS: A judge in Cleveland sets a $3 million bond for a man charged with abducting and raping a 6-year-old girl and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl.

— POLICE KILLING-UAE CITIZEN: A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is reporting that Abu Dhabi investigators are heading to the U.S. after police in Ohio shot dead an Emirati.

— DAYTON FOOTBALL-HAZING LAWSUIT: A new lawsuit claims the University of Dayton covered up allegations of hazing connected to the school’s football team by ensuring that a UD police investigation never reached local officials.

— KNIFE AT SCHOOL: Police say an Ohio teenager accused of threatening a classmate with a knife at school denied that allegation and said he carries the blade for protection because of the prevalence of school shootings.

— SCHOOL CLOSED-SICKNESS OUTBREAK: A Clark County elementary/middle school will close after more than 100 students and some faculty members were out sick following a suspected norovirus outbreak.

— JUDICIAL DIRECTOR-APPOINTMENT: Ohio’s judicial advocacy group has appointed a retiring state Supreme Court justice as its next executive director.

— SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: Investigators have unveiled a forensic facial reconstruction they hope will help identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May. AP Photo.

— DEER-GUN SEASON-OHIO: The state says hunters harvested nearly 67,000 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s weeklong deer-gun hunting season.

— ROGAINE THEFT RING: Ohio officials say a Florida man has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution for his role in a theft ring that stole the hair growth product Rogaine and other over-the-counter drugs.

— FORMER MAYOR SENTENCED: The former mayor of an eastern Ohio village has been sentenced to seven months in corrections facilities after being convicted of charges including insurance fraud and theft in office.


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