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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COLUMBUS — Backers of a proposal aimed at controlling prescription drug prices must collect more signatures from voters as part their effort to get the issue on Ohio ballots next year, the Ohio Supreme Court rules. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 500 words.


CLEVELAND —Police are investigating an altercation involving a detective who struck a handcuffed woman in the face after she spat at officers. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 290 words.


TORONTO — The Alberta provincial government plans to ban the practice of spearing wildlife after a video posted online showing a Columbus, Ohio, man killing a black bear with a spear sparked outrage. By Rob Gillies and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 780 words.


FAIRFIELD — Family and friends of an Ohio woman will mark her birthday by watching a documentary about her unsolved disappearance 5 years ago and slaying. SENT: 310 words, photo.


DAYTON — A southwest Ohio military base that recently agreed to test a nearby river for firefighting foam compounds that authorities suspect contaminated some base wells has lifted a drinking water advisory it issued in May for pregnant and lactating women and infants. SENT: 320 words.


NEW YORK — A national tour of the groundbreaking Broadway musical “Fun Home” will kick off in Cleveland in October and be led by some theater veterans and a former beauty queen. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 150 words, photo.


— FATAL SHOOTING-DEPUTY: Authorities say a robbery suspect was fatally shot during a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies in northeast Ohio.

— SLAIN CYCLIST: Prosecutors in Ohio will pursue the death penalty against a man charged with killing a college student who disappeared while riding her bicycle.

— SHOOTING OUTSIDE SCHOOL: Police say two teenagers were shot and wounded in front of a Cleveland high school on the second day of classes.

— NEW MEXICO-OFFICER KILLED: The Ohio fugitive accused of fatally shooting a New Mexico police officer has been charged with federal carjacking and firearms crimes.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-CLINTON: Hillary Clinton will be in Cleveland on Wednesday to compare elements of her economic and tax agenda to that of Republican rival Donald Trump.

— SENATE 2016-OHIO-STRICKLAND: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland is defending how he used Ohio’s Rainy Day Fund when he was governor.

— DANGLING SCAFFOLD: Emergency responders say two workers were able to safely escape from a scaffold dangling from a downtown Cincinnati high-rise. With video. Pursuing photos.

— ASSAULT VICTIM-OHIO PARK: A man suspected of repeatedly shooting a woman in the head and leaving the blinded victim in a northeast Ohio park is charged with attempted murder.

— DUMP TRUCK-WORKER KILLED: A construction worker is dead after police say he was struck by a dump truck in northeast Ohio.

— FINANCIAL ADVISER-THEFT CHARGE: A financial adviser accused of stealing more than a half-million dollars from an 81-year-old client’s account is indicted in central Ohio on felony charges.

— FUNERAL BOARD-DIRECTOR: The speaker of the Ohio House says a lawmaker will resign his seat to become director of the state funeral board.

— TRAINS BLOCK RESPONDERS: A small Ohio city where trains sometimes block responders during emergencies will reopen an old fire station on the other side of the tracks while trying to find funding for an overpass above one of the city’s 19 rail crossings.

— XGR–UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS-OHIO: A new committee of state lawmakers has been tapped to review Ohio’s unemployment compensation system.


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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.