BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TOLEDO — Ohio’s top court will take a look this week at how prosecutors measure out cocaine in trafficking and possession cases. Prosecutors are concerned that a ruling against current practices in Ohio could result in shorter sentences for suspects caught with cocaine and force costly changes for law enforcement.

By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 500 words.



CINCINNATI — The woman has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier. She doesn’t recognize the stocky, 6-foot-4 blue-uniformed man who had been in her home soon after she overdosed on heroin. She is certain, though, that she needs help. Detective Dave Hubbard is part of response team in a suburban Ohio township whose police department is among those around the country who are redefining their roles as they cope with community-crippling heroin epidemics. They’re trying to head off the next overdose with quick, supportive home visits. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 1000 words, photos.



TOLEDO — Federal prosecutors in Ohio want a judge to revoke the bond for one of four men accused of raising money for a former al-Qaida leader. By John Seewer. SENT: 320 words.


CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. SENT: 250 words.


CLEVELAND — Local advocates are planning a campaign to raise awareness of a possible potential increase in forced prostitution and labor trafficking while crowds are in Cleveland for the upcoming Republican National Convention. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 290 words.


COLUMBUS — In his No. 1 dream, Quinton Mayle makes it big with his music. “I want to be at the Grand Ole Opry,” the Franklinton teen said, grinning shyly. By Rita Price. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 560 words, photo.


— POLICE SHOOTING-SUSPECT KILLED: Police in central Ohio say they fatally shot an armed man who was fleeing officers and refused to drop a gun.

— OFFICER SHOT-SUSPECT DEAD: Authorities say a police officer was shot and injured and the suspect is dead after police responded to a domestic disturbance call in western Ohio.

— TROOPER DRAGGED: The State Highway Patrol says a trooper was injured after a motorist dragged him 50 feet during a traffic stop in northeast Ohio.

— BODY FOUND-OHIO CREEK: Police are investigating the death of an Ohio Wesleyan University soccer player whose body was found in a creek in central Ohio.

— JOB TRAINING-FRAUD: Federal investigators say government money given to a northern Ohio company for work placement and parenting programs instead went to buy vehicles and cosmetic surgery.

— POLICE-VEHICLE THEFTS: Police in a southwest Ohio city are warning residents of an increase in vehicle thefts.

— FEDERAL DEFENDER-CLEVELAND: The U.S. Marine Corps’ chief defense counsel will become the new head of the federal public defender’s office in northern Ohio.

— CINCINNATI SCHOOLS-SUICIDES: Officials in Cincinnati’s schools are expanding anti-suicide efforts after notifying students’ families of two teens who took their own lives this year.


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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.