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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




YOUNGSTOWN — Speaking in Ohio, Donald Trump calls for “extreme” ideological vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, vowing to significantly overhaul the country’s screening process and block those who sympathize with extremist groups or don’t embrace American values. By Jill Colvin and Julie Pace. SENT: 880 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — People across the country want to help a 7-year-old southwest Ohio boy who police say was trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 340 words.


COLUMBUS — Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson can appear on Ohio ballots this fall as long as the candidate he’s replacing has met certain signature requirements, the state’s elections chief says. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 450 words, photos.




CLEVELAND — Three men imprisoned 20 years for a murder they deny committing are cleared by a judge in Cleveland in a case that unraveled when attorneys learned a prosecutor had hidden reports raising doubt about their guilt. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7 p.m.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A cross-state procession for a police officer shot and killed during a traffic stop in a small New Mexico village was planned Monday, with law enforcement agencies planning to escort the officer’s body along a 225-mile route. He was shot in the neck after pulling over two Ohio murder suspects. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.




Tempers are rising in America, along with the temperatures. Two decades ago, the issue of climate change wasn’t as contentious. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 1,950 words, photos, video. An abridged version also was sent.


— DRUG BUST-REMAINS FOUND: A northeast Ohio man charged in the death of a woman whose bones were found in a backyard fire pit has been sentenced to over 21 years in prison on federal drug and weapons counts.

— STEVE LATOURETTE-MEMORIAL: Former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette has been remembered for his work as a lawmaker and prosecutor during a memorial service at a Cleveland church. With photos.

— OHIO TURNPIKE CRASH-GIRL KILLED: A Georgia truck driver is charged in a crash that killed a girl from New York and injured seven others on the Ohio Turnpike.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY-GAZEBO: A Chicago museum official says there is no agreement to display the recreation center gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer while playing with a pellet gun.

— PROCTER & GAMBLE HEADQUARTERS: Consumer-goods giant Procter & Gamble says it will move 850 jobs from its offices in northern Cincinnati into its downtown headquarters.

— FATAL CRASH-WATER POLO TEAM: The conditions of two members of a high school water polo team injured in a fatal Ohio crash that also injured two other team members and their mother and killed the woman’s 19-year-old daughter have been upgraded.

— PAISLEY-COLLEGE TOUR: Brad Paisley will perform a free concert at West Virginia University next month as part of a tour that stops in Columbus, Ohio, a few days later in mid-September.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio are down slightly heading into 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.