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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk starting at 6 p.m. Monday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CINCINNATI — The zoo gorilla shot and killed after a child got into his enclosure has taken on life after death online, a phenomenon fed by genuine sadness, continued controversy over the circumstances and the penchant of many social media users for satire — which can sometimes turn offensive. By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP photos.




COLUMBUS —Threats to schools are increasing nationwide, meaning learning time lost to evacuations and cancellations, along with the hours police spend responding and investigating. Less measurable but still significant are the ways threats can dent staff and students’ sense of security even when they’re false alarms, as they almost always are. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 1,080 words. AP photos.



COLUMBUS — A list of factors considered by school administrators and police in evaluating threats. SENT: 240 words.


DALLAS — Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals. Five years ago there were a couple dozen stand-alone emergency centers in Texas, and now there are more than 200. Colorado, Ohio and other states also have seen steady growth.


STUDENT EMERGENCIES — For college students who are poor, the margin between graduating and dropping out can be as slim as an unpaid utility bill or a busted transmission. Even if they have grants and loans to pay for most of their tuition and housing, any unexpected expense can kill the best-laid plans. By Mary Mogan Edwards, Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 700 words. MANDATORY MEMBER CREDIT.


— FATAL SKYDIVING ACCIDENT: A 47-year-old man has died after plunging to his death in a fatal skydiving accident at a southwest Ohio airport.

— TURNPIKE DRONES : The Ohio Turnpike plans to use a drone to inspect a bridge for the first time next month.

— LAKE ERIE LIGHTHOUSE: A historic lighthouse has been renovated and returned to the Lake Erie waterfront after being floated across the Portage River.

— OHIO LAKES-SEAPLANES: A state agency wants to expand the number of Ohio lakes where seaplane pilots can take off and land.

— HEALTH CENTERS-GRANTS: Ohio is getting more than $3 million in federal grants to improve services and conditions at state health centers.

— FEDERAL PROSECUTOR-OHIO: Northern Ohio’s top federal prosecutor has officially taken office. Carole Rendon was sworn in Friday as the region’s U.S. attorney at a ceremony in Cleveland.

— SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE: A test site to show the potential uses of sediment dredged from Lake Erie’s harbors is now open in northern Ohio. The project site is located along the Maumee River in Toledo.

— WOMAN KILLED-PARKING LOT: An elderly woman has died after being knocked down and run over by a pickup truck in a Columbus fast-food parking lot


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.