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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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




CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police said they are making progress in their investigation into a nightclub shooting as city leaders encourage more witnesses to come forward to help find those responsible for the gun battle inside the crowded club that left one man dead, 16 people injured and more questions about safety in public gathering spots. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.




COLUMBUS — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to make an $800 million argument for seizing state control of municipal business-profits tax collections from cities, counties and villages. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 510 words.


CINCINNATI — The father of a 4-year-old boy hit by a vehicle says he doesn’t condone the subsequent slaying of the driver and is sorry for the man’s family. SENT: 225 words.


COLUMBUS — It’s now illegal for people to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals in Ohio, which didn’t have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week. SENT: 260 words.


— CLEVELAND SHOOTINGS: Court records show three men have been charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of a college professor struck by a stray bullet in Cleveland during a gunfire exchange between men in two cars.

— INDIANS FAN-LAWSUIT: A jury says the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball at a baseball game in July 2012 and blinded in one eye.

— THREE KILLED-CRASH: Ohio troopers say three people died in an alcohol-related crash in a township near Toledo, marking the second time in a week that has happened in that town.

— AIRPORT SECURITY-CLEVELAND: Cleveland’s main airport is developing a system to help travelers more accurately compare wait times at its security checkpoints and better plan their trips.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices have dipped in Ohio since last week, sending the average back to where it stood a month ago.

— SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL: Organizers of an annual sauerkraut festival are reviewing new regulations established to replace its former contract with the southwestern Ohio village where the festival is held.



CINCINNATI — The Reds’ rotation is a problem already because of injuries to their top two starters. If they can get that part of the roster in shape, they’ve got a chance to finally show some improvement this season. By Joe Kay. SENT: 580 words, photos.



GOODYEAR, Ariz. — THE Cincinnati Reds released outfielder Ryan Raburn on Monday after he struggled in a bid to win a bench role. SENT: 240 words.


CINCINNATI — Xavier coach Chris Mack spent a few extra seconds congratulating Mark Few after his Gonzaga team had reached the Final Four for the first time in school history. By Joe Kay. SENT: 580 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Cleveland State has introduced Dennis Felton as its new coach. Felton, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Tulsa, says he wants to do “outrageous things” at CSU. By Tom Withers. SENT: 510 words, photos.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — New Indiana coach Archie Miller intends to win the in-state recruiting battles and bring back a defense-first philosophy to the tradition-rich program. Two days after being hired, the former Dayton coach spoke to a crowd that included Hoosiers’ players and fans gathered inside Assembly Hall.w coach at Indiana. By Michael Marot. SENT: 710 words, photos.


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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.