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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




HAMILTON — A 14-year-old boy accused of shooting students in a school cafeteria enters the juvenile court equivalent of a not-guilty plea, but the hearing offers no clues about the motive that investigators say they know. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 720 words, photos, video.


— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO-THE LATEST: The Latest on the school shooting near Hamilton. SENT: 1,160 words.



CLEVELAND — A national group seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio releases its proposed language for a constitutional amendment it wants voters to consider in November. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 490 words.


TOLEDO — Two sets of brothers with Ohio ties carried out an elaborate scheme to deliver $29,000 to a prominent al-Qaida leader before he was killed in a drone strike, federal prosecutors say in court documents. By John Seewer. SENT: 340 words.


— OHIO TERRORISM CHARGES-THE LATEST: The Latest on four men accused of raising money for former al-Qaida leader. SENT: 420 words.


CINCINNATI — A New York woman suspected of sickening her 4-year-old son by injecting something into his hospital feeding tube pleads guilty to child endangering. SENT: 200 words.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews testifies that she doesn’t think she’ll ever get over the emotional fallout that came after a stalker secretly took nude videos of her in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, and put them on the Internet. By Sheila Burke. SENT: 580 words, photos.


POWDERED CAFFEINE: The Rhode Island Senate is set to decide whether to ban the sale of powdered caffeine to minors.

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-TOLEDO: Toledo police officers are ready to use hand-held cameras to cite speeding drivers without pulling motorists over.

OHIO SCHOOL SHOOTING-LAWSUIT: A state appeals court is allowing a wrongful death lawsuit to proceed against five school officials stemming from a 2012 northeastern Ohio school shooting.

BANK-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A grand jury has indicted a man accused of raping a bank employee in central Ohio.

ZIKA VIRUS-OHIO: Ohio officials are discussing ways to respond to the Zika virus ahead of the mosquito season that begins in May.

PASTOR SHOT: An Ohio prosecutor says a man suspected of shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending faces an aggravated murder charge.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-OHIO: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is campaigning in bellwether Ohio ahead of the state’s March 15 primary.

— FATAL STABBINGS-COLUMBUS: A central Ohio man has been indicted in the fatal stabbings of an ex-girlfriend and her two young daughters in a potential death penalty case.

— CLASSMATE BULLYING-CANDY: Two eighth-graders accused of assaulting and bullying a developmentally disabled classmate at a Toledo-area school have been charged in juvenile court.

— FATAL FIRE: Officials say an elderly man was killed and three other people were injured in a fire in northeast Ohio.

— CLEVELAND AIRPORT-REBOUND: Passenger data shows Cleveland Hopkins International Airport rebounded after United Airlines pulled its hub in 2014.

— PET BLACK BEAR-FENCING ISSUES: A pet black bear has been taken from a northeast Ohio couple over fencing issues within the animal’s cage.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments next month on the death penalty resentencing of a man convicted of plotting the killing of his girlfriend’s ex-husband.

— HEROIN RING: A Pittsburgh man gets more than a decade in federal prison for operating a heroin trafficking ring that had shipments in eastern Ohio.


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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.