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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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AKRON — Black Republicans say for Donald Trump’s overtures to African-Americans to be taken seriously, he must take the message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities that he now mentions prominently in his rallies. But some of the Democratic loyalists Trump says he’s trying to reach dismiss Trump’s outreach as an insulting extension of a racially charged campaign aimed at whites. By Bill Barrow and Errin Haines Whack. UPCOMING: 850 words by 6 a.m.




COLUMBUS — A federal appeals court upholds an Ohio law that trims a week of early voting in the swing state, reversing a judge’s decision that had restored the time. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 500 words, photo.




CINCINNATI — The Twitter accounts of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla are taken down. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 250 words, photo.


TOLEDO — A township board broke the law by removing a member deployed with the Ohio National Guard and replacing him with a trustee who had just lost a re-election bid, the state Supreme Court says. By John Seewer. SENT: 300 words.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest online charter school is allowed to proceed with a lawsuit that seeks to block an enrollment audit the state says is necessary to determine its future funding. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 240 words.


— CHARTER SCHOOLS-OHIO: A Republican-dominated state legislative committee delays rules that the Ohio Department of Education needs so it can set up a tough new sponsor evaluation system aimed at making Ohio’s charter schools more accountable. SENT: 130 words.


DAYTON — A man accused of fatally shooting three people was hearing voices when he was at a behavioral health care facility the day of the Ohio shootings, public documents show. SENT: 315 words.


WASHINGTON — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive? By Erica Werner. SENT: 910 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans. So far, they’re not seeing much of a benefit. By Chad Day and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 900 words, photos.


ORRVILLE — Americans’ increasingly picky tastes are affecting not just the bowls on their tables, but those on the floor: Kibbles ‘n Bits sales are suffering. J.M. Smucker Co., which makes pet food in addition to its namesake jams and other products, says sales for its U.S. pet food division fell 6 percent as Kibbles ‘n Bits was hurt by growing popularity of more-premium brands. SENT: 560 words.


— POLICE FATALLY SHOOT SUSPECT: A man fatally shot by an officer because police say he was holding a knife to a pharmacist’s throat at a drugstore had been released from prison in December.

— ZOO GORILLA-TWITTER: The Twitter account of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla has been taken down.

— EXECUTION-SECOND TRY: A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The Ohio Supreme Court wants a settlement reached in the case of a newspaper suing a coroner for autopsy records in the unsolved slayings of eight people from one family.

— FATAL SKYDIVING ACCIDENT: Authorities identify a man who died after opening his main and reserve parachutes too late while skydiving over the weekend at a southwest Ohio airport.

— OHIO VOTING: A new Apple iBook seeks to highlight Ohio’s role in the upcoming presidential election and provides biographical details on eight former presidents who called the state home.

— FATAL SHOOTING-SENTENCE: A man is sentenced to life behind bars in the slaying of a 21-year-old man in Columbus last year that authorities say stemmed from a missing dog.

— TEEN SHOOTING DEATH: A western Ohio man who admitted that he fatally shot a teenager while hosting a drinking party has been sentenced to five years in prison.

— CINCINNATI- STREETCAR NAME: Cincinnati’s new streetcar has a new name following a 10-year, $3.4 million deal with a communications and technology company.

— MEDICAL-MARIJUANA-OHIO: Two agencies that will regulate Ohio’s forthcoming medical marijuana program are getting the $1.8 million they sought from the state to start that work.

— KAYLA HARRISON PARADE: The Ohio hometown of a two-time Olympic medalist is throwing her a parade.


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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.