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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINICINNATI — The judge who will preside at the murder retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer gets an update from attorneys on progress in pretrial matters. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then update from 9:30 a.m. court session. AP Photos.



COLUMBUS — A state certification process will require that all Ohio police departments for the first time collect data on the race and gender of people they pull over in traffic stops or take aside for questioning, in an effort to reduce potential police bias against suspects. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 640 words.


WASHINGTON — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage. Ohio Gov. John Kasich thinks “there’s going to be a problem in the House of getting anything out of there that still provides coverage to people. By Ben Nuckols and Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar. SENT: 700 words.


DUBLIN — Central Ohio-based fast food giant Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about one out of six of the burger chain’s franchises nationwide by the end of this year. SENT: 300 words.


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The small Ohio community of Montpelier has won the top prize for U.S. tap water at an international tasting contest. Ohio towns took two of the top three prizes for Best Municipal Water on Saturday at the 27th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia. SENT: 270 words.


TOLEDO — Dre Ware forgot his keys … and it changed his life. It was Aug. 22, 2011. A late-blooming athlete, Ware always was competitive and, after a couple years of football at the University of Toledo, he took up boxing. Ware had just left a session at a local gym, and headed to his grandmother’s house to mow the lawn. By Nicholas Piotrowicz. The Toledo Blade. Sent: 1,700 words.


— KIDNAPPED FAMILIY: Police near Cleveland say a 34-year-old man kidnapped three family members and was taken into custody after his aunt escaped a basement where she had been tied up.

— FIVE SHOT-OHIO: Police in northeast Ohio say an ongoing dispute led to a shooting that has left two people dead and three hurt.

— CLEVELAND AIRPORT-DEMOTION: A Cleveland airport employee who federal authorities suspect was demoted in retaliation for raising concerns about runway snowplowing problems is seeking reinstatement in a lawsuit.

— POLICE OFFICER SHOT-CINCINNATI MEMORIAL: A Cincinnati police officer shot and killed in 2015 after he responded to reports of a man with a gun will have a permanent spot in his police district’s roll call.


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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.