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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk at 6 a.m. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI — The judge now presiding in a police shooting case plans to discuss the second trial for a white former university officer charged with murder. Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.


COLUMBUS — A hearing is set for updates in the case of a former deep-sea treasure hunter jailed in Ohio for refusing to answer questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.


COLUMBUS — A state panel in Ohio is preparing to give its permission for hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state at the state capitol building. Developing from 9:30 a.m. board meeting.




CINCINNATI — Facing uphill battles to find jurors willing to convict police officers, prosecutors in two states say they will try again to win guilty verdicts against white officers in the fatal shootings of black men. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 670 words, AP Photos OHCIN302, SCMS120.


COLUMBUS — A national forest in Ohio has closed its offices to the public through Tuesday, the day it auctions 1,600 acres of park land for fracking, in anticipation of extended public protests. SENT: 440 words.


COLUMBUS — Teams that counsel students when tragedy strikes classmates and teachers have been busy in Columbus schools recently. SENT: 330 words.


RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia prison officials have paid a secret compounding pharmacy $66,000 to obtain lethal injection drugs for its next two executions — roughly 63 times last year’s going price for the state’s three-drug lethal injection package. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 750 words.


CHICAGO — A blanket of snow will cover the Great Lakes and the Northeast ahead of an expected dip into Arctic-cold temperatures. SENT: 240 words, AP Photo NYJC102.


CLEVELAND — In the Cleveland Indians amazing run to the World Series, as the team played hard and gave every ounce until the final, extra-inning out in a seventh-game loss to the Chicago Cubs, one veteran played hurt. By Michael K. McIntyre, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. SENT: 750 words, photos requested.

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NEW YORK — John Glenn, depicted in “Hidden Figures” as a space trailblazer who also gave critical support to pioneering black women at NASA who helped him orbit the earth, was fondly remembered by the cast at the movie’s premiere. By John Carucci. SENT: 520 words, AP Photos NYAK101, NYAK104-5, NYAK107, NYAK109.



— ELF ON SHELF-FIRE SAFETY: Ohio firefighters aiming to promote fire safety during the holidays are turning to the popular Elf on the Shelf for help to spread their message.

— OHIO GOVERNOR-TURNER: A news organization in Ohio is reporting that Bernie Sanders supporters are working to draft a former state senator to run for governor.

— CATHOLIC CHARITIES-SOLAR POWER: A Catholic Charities social services building serving residents of West Virginia and Ohio is installing solar panels in response to Pope Francis’ call for caring for the environment.

— OFFICER INJURED-ATTACKER: A man charged with assaulting a Cincinnati police officer responding to a home intrusion is being held in county jail under a $350,000 bond.

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: Columbus police are working to determine who opened fire at a downtown nightclub and shot and injured two patrons.

— AIR BASE-FIGHTER JETS: Military officials say an Air National Guard base in northwest Ohio isn’t among the finalists to house next-generation fighter jets.

— YOUTH VIOLENCE-CLEVELAND: A longtime federal and county prosecutor will help lead efforts to reduce youth violence in Cleveland.

— OHIO SENIOR HALL: The state’s Department of Aging is seeking nominations for the 2017 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.


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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.