AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:30 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOLEDO — A former nurse’s aide known as the “Angel of Death” after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky has died after authorities say he was attacked and beaten in his Ohio prison cell. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words, photos.



CINCINNATI — Police arrested two men in connection with a Cincinnati nightclub gunbattle that killed one person and injured 16 others. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7:30 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio officials say the state’s new standards on law enforcement use of deadly force, body cameras, hiring and other policies have been or are being adopted by more than 500 agencies. By Kantele Franko and Dan Sewell. SENT: 380 words, photos.


URBANA — Back home in Ohio, Rep. Jim Jordan’s leading role in the House Republican rebellion against a GOP bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is viewed largely as a vote for the average Joe. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 620 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich announces new limits on painkiller prescribing as the state fights a worsening addictions epidemic. SENT: 430 words.


DALLAS — An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains is shifting into the Ohio Valley and southern United States, but forecasters say the next round of severe weather won’t be as bad as initially anticipated. SENT: 415 words, photos, video.


CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevadans dismayed by soaring drug prices told lawmakers Wednesday the state should take unprecedented action to curb costs. In states that have pursued policies to control drug prices, including major proposals in California and Ohio, analyses have pointed to the risk that prices could instead increase. By Alison Noon. SENT: 850 words.


— XGR–RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS: A repeat attempt by state lawmakers to soften Ohio’s renewable energy requirements has cleared the Republican-controlled Ohio House.

— FOUR DEAD-SHOOTING: Ohio police say four people have been killed in a suspected domestic shooting at a home.

— DRUGS FOUND-INTERNATIONAL PLANE: Authorities say they seized a “significant” amount of suspected cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at Ohio University’s airport in Albany.


— TELEVANGELIST-LABOR COMPLAINT: An Ohio televangelist and his restaurant have been ordered to pay over $388,000 to a group of employees after a judge found that members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet and it used the unpaid workers.

— INMATE-ANTHRAX HOAX: An Elyria man who was imprisoned for arson and sentenced to more time behind bars for mailing white powder to government offices won’t spend extra time in prison for a second anthrax hoax.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: A New York attorney who handles police misconduct cases will be the first director of a new Cleveland commission intended to give community input on policy as reforms are made at the police department.

— OHIO TREASURER’S RACE: The county auditor in Columbus is joining the race for Ohio treasurer, becoming the second Republican to do so.

— DRUG SHIPMENTS SEIZED: Federal border protection officials say seized scores of shipments of synthetic drugs this month at an express consignment facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

— INSANE CLOWN-POSSE LAWSUIT: An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent. AP Photo.

— NEW MEXICO OFFICER KILLED: An Ohio man accused in the 2016 slaying of a police officer in New Mexico has rejected a plea agreement, clearing the way for a trial later this year.



CLEVELAND — LeBron James is having a laugh at his “crybaby” reputation. The NBA star is featured in a new Intel commercial in which he cries after making a game-winning shot before the face of a crying baby is super-imposed over his. By Tom Withers. SENT: 160 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.