AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 2 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

JOHN GLENN

COLUMBUS — Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. His family and invited guests, including astronauts and dignitaries, will say goodbye to the first American to orbit Earth at a private service. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.

OPIOID SCIENCE-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Ohio researchers in drug abuse and addiction say they’re impressed and energized by Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to infuse $20 million into scientific breakthroughs that could help solve the national opioid crisis. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— KIDS CUT-MOM CHARGED: Police say a Canton woman is charged with the attempted murder of her two children after she cut their necks, cut her own wrists and called 911 to report the injuries.

— CHILD STRUCK-DRIVER SHOT: Authorities say a father is charged with killing the driver of a car that hit and injured his 4-year-old son in Cincinnati.

— SHOPLIFTER CALLS 911: Police say a suspected shoplifter called 911 for help after she hid in a fitting room at closing time and got locked inside a department store near Kent.

— JAIL ESCAPES-OHIO: The last of three prisoners who escaped a community-based corrections facility in southeast Ohio last weekend has been captured after a chase.

— WOMAN KILLED-MOTHER ARRESTED: A Cleveland-area woman charged with murder in the suffocation death of her 26-year-old daughter is considering a possible plea deal before her scheduled trial next week.

— EMBEZZLEMENT CASE-NATIVE AMERICANS: A grant writer accused of working with a Native American activist to steal over $180,000 in federal grants intended to help Native Americans in Ohio has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

— PONZI SCHEME CHARGES: An Ohio woman whose husband earlier pleaded guilty in a $70 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering.

— OHIO STATE SUED-ENERGY DEAL: A retired Ohio State University professor has sued the university for allegedly withholding details of a proposed $1.1 billion deal between OSU and a French energy company.

— GATEHOUSE NEWSPAPERS-PUBLISHER: GateHouse Media has named a new publisher and regional editor for a group of newspapers in northern and eastern Ohio.

SPORTS:

BKC–AKRON-GROCE

CLEVELAND — Akron has hired former Illinois coach John Groce to take over its program. Groce replaces Keith Dambrot, who surprisingly left his alma mater last week after a successful run to coach at Duquesne. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

BKN–CAVALIERS-THOMPSON

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers starting center Tristan Thompson sprained his right thumb, will miss Cleveland’s first-place showdown with Boston and snap his NBA playing streak. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

HKN–AROUND THE NHL

The NHL’s coaching carousel is paying off for playoff-starved franchises in Toronto, Edmonton and Columbus. With the season wrapping up on Sunday, the Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock, Oilers’ Todd McLellan and Blue Jackets’ John Tortorella have emerged as coach of the year candidates. By John Wawrow. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.

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