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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to announce a major state investment in transportation technology research. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m. to be updated from event set for 2 p.m., then 500 words by 5 p.m.



COLUMBUS — A newly released police report says the Ohio teen accused of shooting a classmate in school turned the weapon around and asked the victim to kill him. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m., photos.


CLEVELAND — A court document says a man charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a Cleveland police patrolman was driving more than 60 mph in the fast lane of an interstate when he struck the officer. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 350 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — A tool designed to help Ohio’s 247 cities and 88 counties better assess their financial health and make sound budget decisions goes live. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 470 words, photos.


AKRON — Ohio’s State Highway Patrol will review the arrests of a driver and another man who was bitten by a police dog as he broadcast Facebook video of the encounter with troopers outside his home. SENT: 480 words.


— GIRL IN BASEMENT: A 9-year-old girl says she too was sexually abused by a father and son in Ohio on trial and accused of shackling and sexually abusing another girl who lived in the house.

— DRUG DEATHS-PRESCRIPTION WATCH: The state says the number of painkiller prescriptions continues to fall as Ohio battles a deadly addictions epidemic.

— DRUG DEATHS-OHIO: A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for selling a potent drug that authorities say led to two deaths and nine nonfatal overdoses.

— COP SHOOTS SUSPECT-LAWSUIT: A federal lawsuit alleges excessive force in a nonfatal shooting by a Cleveland police detective later charged with having drugs, and case records raise questions about whether the wounded drug suspect pulled a gun as police originally stated.

— ATTORNEY GENERAL’S RACE-OHIO: State Auditor Dave Yost is running for attorney general next year.

— BF GOODRICH SMOKESTACKS: Officials in Akron plan to downsize one of the Ohio city’s iconic B.F. Goodrich smokestacks by 100 feet due to growing safety concerns.

— BOB EVANS-RESTAURANTS: Bob Evans is selling its restaurants to a private equity firm for $565 million, splitting that part of the company from the food division that makes sausage, refrigerated side dishes and other convenience foods.

— BUGGY COLLISION-DEATH: A 74-year-old Ohio woman succumbed to injuries that she sustained in a collision with a horse-drawn buggy last week just outside of Canton.

— NATURAL GAS BUSES-CLEVELAND: Budget issues for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority have halted the RTA’s plans to upgrade the Triskett bus garage in Cleveland to handle compressed natural gas buses.

— FAIRGROUNDS SALE: A southwestern Ohio county has agreed to give a university and a health care network $2 million if they buy the county’s fairgrounds and redevelop an historic roundhouse.


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.