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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



COLUMBUS — Tuesday is Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s final day to act on a slew of bills delivered to him by lame duck lawmakers, including a clean-energy bill that he’s threatened to veto. UPCOMING: 130 words by 9 a.m. May be updated.


COLUMBUS — A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge to a law shielding companies and individuals involved in Ohio executions. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins.



UNDATED — The Cleveland Cavaliers victory in the NBA Finals, led by James, ended the city’s 52-year championship drought and was selected Ohio’s top story of the year by The Associated Press staff and its member newspapers and broadcasters around the state. By John Seewer. SENT: 800 words.



COLUMBUS — Ohio State University researchers have released several suggestions to reduce toxic algae blooms. SENT: 300 words.


HAMILTON — Creating a world-wide sensation music video that is sweet, compassionate but still loaded with an inspiring, tuneful message about courage would be a tough order for any adult. But Hamilton’s 14-year-old Erika Scott makes it look easy. By Michael D. Clark. Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News. SENT: 790 words. Mandatory Member Credit.


— DEADLY INTERSTATE CRASH: An 8-year-old girl hurt in a crash that killed her parents and another driver in suburban Columbus has died.

— TANK PLANT: President Barack Obama has signed off on funding for two military vehicles made in northwestern Ohio.

— CAR CHASE-DRIVER FLEES: Authorities in western Ohio say a man ran away on foot from deputies after a car chase that crossed two counties.

— WOOSTER CRASH: Officials say nine people were hospitalized following a collision between two vehicles in northeast Ohio on Christmas Day.

— OHIO TURNPIKE: The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has pledged to invest $714,000 of its 2017 capital budget for connected vehicle technology along the Ohio Turnpike.

— SUSPICIOUS FIRE: Four youths have been charged with setting fire to a western Ohio dollar store on Christmas Eve while customers and employees were still inside.

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.