AP-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. Mitch Stacy 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

GOP 2016-KASICH-SECURITY

COLUMBUS — The cost of Gov. John Kasich’s security detail has grown exponentially since the Republican governor began running for president last year. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 630 words.

DRUG WEIGHT DISPUTE

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. SENT: 500 words.

DRUG DEATHS-PRESCRIPTION WATCH

COLUMBUS — The state says the number of prescriptions being written for painkillers continues to fall as Ohio battles a deadly addictions epidemic. Data released by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Monday show 701 million painkiller pills were dispensed to Ohio patients last year, down 12 percent from a high of 793 million in 2012.By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

OHIO SCHOOLS-RESTRAINT

COLUMBUS — Ohio schools have gaps in the way they enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of students whose behavior affects order in schools, a disability rights group said in a report released Monday. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 640 words.

RETAIL THEFTS-ILLEGAL SALES

MONROE — Authorities say the recent arrest of a father and son in an undercover sting in which they believed they were buying stolen retail items to sell at a southwest Ohio flea market underscores the thriving black market for such deals. SENT: 200 words.

HUMAN REMAINS-OHIO

MANSFIELD — Police say human remains found at several sites over the weekend in northern Ohio are believed to be those of a woman last seen in July. SENT: 200 words.

GWYNETH PALTROW-STALKING CASE

LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of an Ohio man accused of stalking her, saying he sent her upsetting letters discussing his intention to marry her, her death, pornography and unsolicited gifts. By Anthony McCartney. SENT: 600 words, photo.

With:

— GWYNETH PALTROW-STALKING CASE-THE LATEST: The Latest on the trial of a man accused of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow. SENT: 600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— OHIO OFFICER SHOT: Ohio’s prisons department has reinstated a parole officer after determining he didn’t violate policies or procedures while supervising a former inmate now accused of killing a policeman.

— UNIVERSITIES-RESEARCH GRANT: Four Ohio universities are sharing $7.1 million in the first round of grant funding that’s part of an initiative to bolster the state’s research opportunities.

— DOUBLE FATAL-SHOOTING: Authorities have identified two men killed in a double shooting at a southwestern Ohio house.

— AIR FORCE MUSEUM-TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The U.S. Air Force museum in southwest Ohio will host a special showing of a documentary about the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

— LAFAYETTE HIGHWAY BODY: A man accused of fatally stabbing a co-worker and dumping his body along a highway in Lafayette in 2014 has been found guilty on a murder charge.

— 1901 TRAIN COLLISION: Plans are in the works to put up a gravesite monument for a fatal train crash in rural southeastern Michigan in 1901.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas pump prices for a gallon of regular fuel have dropped about 40 cents from the average a month ago.

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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.

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