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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk at 9 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI — The father of a man hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds after a Cincinnati nightclub shooting doesn’t believe his son was responsible and an attorney for a second suspect charged with murder Friday blames the arrests on public pressure. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 440 words, photos.




TOLEDO — Authorities say an inmate is suspected in the fatal beating this week of a serial killer known as the “Angel of Death” after a string of hospital killings during the 1970s and ’80s. By John Seewer. SENT: 330 words, photos.




CINCINNATI — Ohio’s lieutenant governor steps down as the state’s insurance director. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 250 words, photos.


— BODY FOUND-MISSING STUDENT: A registered sex offender has been indicted on charges in the slaying and alleged rape of an Ohio State University student.

— DECOMPOSING VETERAN-THEFT: A prosecutor says a couple suspected of living with an Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his Social Security benefits aren’t expected to face more serious charges.

— LINGERIE STORE SHOOTING: Columbus police one woman shot another woman in a Victoria’s Secret PINK store full of shoppers, apparently because of a fight over a man.

— FOUR DEAD-SHOOTING: Police in Ohio say the young son of a woman who was among four people found dead inside a home escaped after being swooped up by another man when a shooting broke out.

— CHILDREN SHOT-DRIVE-BY: Three teenagers have been charged in a drive-by shooting that wounded two children at a Cleveland home last October.

— EMBEZZLEMENT CASE-NATIVE AMERICANS: Federal prosecutors have charged an Ohio man accused of embezzling over $180,000 in federal grants intended to help Native Americans, and the defendant was a consultant for a leading opponent of the Cleveland Indians baseball team using the divisive Chief Wahoo logo.

— OHIO SHOOTING-2 DEAD: A man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding another near a central Ohio apartment complex has pleaded guilty to murder and felonious assault charges.

— GRADUATION RULES-OHIO: A work group that reviewed Ohio’s new graduation requirements tied to more demanding exams recommends giving the first affected high schoolers more flexibility in how they can earn a diploma in a points-based system.

— BODIES AT DUPLEX: Two brothers accused in a double fatal shooting have each been indicted on aggravated murder and murder charges in southwestern Ohio.

— CONSTRUCTION SITE-WORKER KILLED: Federal authorities are looking into a construction worker’s death at a construction site in central Ohio.

— FUGITIVE ARREST: An Ohio man wanted for murder in his home state has been jailed following a routine bail check on a man in Augusta, Maine.

— CANDY PLANT EXPANSION: The company that makes Airheads, Mentos and other candies is expanding its factory in northern Kentucky.

— MUSIC-JOURNEY: Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain says former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

— RIG COUNT: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 824.



INDIANAPOLIS — In his heart, Lance Stephenson never wanted to leave the Indiana Pacers. Now, with a second chance to help the team that drafted him, Stephenson insists he’s ready for a new start. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — The Chicago Cubs have already broken the curse and won a World Series. Now, oddsmakers in Las Vegas predict the team will become only the third in almost 40 years to win it a second straight time. Other favorites are the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 460 words.


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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.