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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The Ohio Supreme Court considers the case of a teen charged with possession of a gun on school grounds based on a search of his backpack, which two lower courts have said was unconstitutional even weighed against the lower privacy rights allowed students in school. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: About 450 words.



CINCINNATI — A sobbing teen girl urged a 911 dispatcher to have someone come to her home to put her in handcuffs. When he asked why, she replied: “I just shot my dad.” She’s being held in juvenile detention on an aggravated murder charge as authorities investigate why. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 430 words.


CLEVELAND — Two Ohio men who spent 20 years in prison for a murder before their convictions were overturned are suing East Cleveland and detectives and prosecutors, alleging they manipulated a witness and withheld potentially exonerating evidence. An attorney for the third defendant says he’ll probably file his own lawsuit. SENT: 265 words.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Western Michigan University graduate students are living among retirees as part of a social and communication-based research project looking at the impact of isolation and loneliness, aging and stereotypes of retirees by students and vice versa. A similar program underway in Ohio involves students from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Art. By Mike Householder. SENT: 490 words, photos, video.


— TRUMP-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich says there is no animosity between him and President Donald Trump, his former Republican presidential rival.

— THREATS AGAINST MILITARY-INDICTMENT: An Ohio man who the FBI says threatened U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State has rejected a plea deal and is headed to trial.

— OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE-TAYLOR: Ohio’s lieutenant governor has formalized her intent to run for governor next year.

— GROUP HOME STABBING: Police say five people have been injured in a stabbing attack at a group home in Toledo by a woman who allegedly was removed from the home for being disruptive.

— TRUMP-MANUFACTURING-OHIO: Some retailers worried that a contentious proposed tax on imports would hurt business have voiced concerns to an Ohio congressman who’s on a tax-writing legislative committee.

— COLUMBUS POLICE SHOOTING: Police in Columbus say an officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them.

— SALES TAX HOLIDAY-OHIO: Ohio lawmakers have proposed bringing back a three-day break from the state’s sales tax for back-to-school shopping during the first weekend in August.

— POWER PLANT DEMOLITION: A century-old power plant along Lake Erie in Cleveland has been demolished with 200 pounds of explosives that brought it crashing down in the middle of the night. With AP video.

— ARGUMENT SHOOTING-COLUMBUS: The wife of a slain central Ohio man says he was fatally shot when he confronted neighbors about frequent loud music from their house and trash thrown in his yard.

— FATAL SHOOTING-TEENS: Police say a 17-year-old boy fatally shot in a vehicle is the ninth homicide this year in Toledo, which has seen an increase in slayings compared with previous years.

— COLLEGE STUDENT DEATH-ALCOHOL: A coroner’s office says the alcohol-related death of 18-year-old student at Miami University in Ohio last month has been ruled an accident.

— RIG COUNT: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754.


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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.