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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — A national marijuana legalization group is ready to release the text of a fall ballot measure that will ask voters to approve a medical marijuana program in Ohio. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m.



HAMILTON, Ohio — A shooting in a school lunchroom injures four students, and a suspect is in custody. Officials say the injuries aren’t life-threatening. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 700 words.

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— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO-THE LATEST: Latest on the school shooting in Madison Township. SENT: 500 words.


COLUMBUS — Authorities sound the alarm about a new and deadly twist in the country’s drug-addiction crisis in the form of a potent painkiller disguised as other medications. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 590 words.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of a proposal that seeks to control the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs challenged the validity of the initiative’s petition signatures in a complaint filed Monday. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 400 words.



PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea presents a detainee from Ohio before the media, and the student tearfully apologizes for trying to steal a political banner — at the behest, he said, of a member of a church back home who wanted it as a “trophy.” By Eric Talmadge and Jon Chol Jin. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama shines a spotlight on a “special breed of warrior” as he awards the nation’s highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who grew up in Ohio and participated in a daring 2012 raid that rescued an American hostage in Afghanistan. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 430 words, photos, video.


DAYTON — The brother of a slain southwest Ohio pastor is expected to be charged in the fatal shooting that occurred at the pastor’s church office as services were winding down, police say. SENT: 330 words, photos, video


CINCINNATI — Two men pleaded guilty Monday to charges in connection with an armed break-in at the suburban Cincinnati home of a federal judge in December. SENT: 290 words.


WASHINGTON — Lawmakers who helped the Senate avert a meltdown over Supreme Court judges a decade ago say today’s political climate is too toxic for a bipartisan pact to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. By Alan Fram. SENT: 850 words, photos.


— EGG FARM-FORCED LABOR: The last of four defendants indicted together on federal charges for a human-trafficking ring that lured Guatemalan migrants to work at Ohio egg farms has pleaded guilty.

— DOUBLE FATAL FIRE: Authorities say a husband and wife are dead following a house fire in southwest Ohio.

— GOP 2016-TRUMP-OHIO: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is bringing his campaign to Ohio ahead of the primary.

— HIGH-SPEED CHASE: A 45-year-old Delaware woman is facing charges after police say she led a chase with officers through two central Ohio counties before ending in a multiple vehicle crash.

— DEPUTY’S SLAYING-ARREST: The second murder trial of Mitchell Ruble for the 1981 slaying of Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray “Joe” Clark is set to begin this week in southeastern Ohio.

— CINCINNATI OPENING DAY-PINIELLA: The manager of the Cincinnati Reds’ last World Series winner will serve as grand marshal of the Ohio city’s big parade on their opening day.

— HIRING LIMITS-POLICE: A northwest Ohio police chief says proposals that would limit who can be a police officer could hurt minority recruitment.

— HEROIN FORUM: A southwest Ohio sheriff is putting on a heroin forum as authorities pledge to work together while seeking community help against the deadly epidemic.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s average price for regular gas is coming in slightly higher than the national average to begin the workweek.


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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.