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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — There’s rosy news in the nasty, high-stakes battle for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat: Both Rob Portman and Ted Strickland are in excellent health. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m., photos.




LEBANON — A woman accused of holding her 4-year-old stepson in a scalding bath, covering his burns and not getting him medical care before he died is sentenced to 18 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder and other charges. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 7 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — A former Stanford University swimmer from Ohio who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a fraternity house will be released from jail Friday after serving half a six-month sentence that critics denounced as too lenient. By Paul Elias. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the American Legion and holds a rally in Ohio, and Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.




LORDSTOWN — During a visit to Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump can’t be trusted to control the nation’s nuclear arsenal. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 300 words.


SYLVANIA — A suspect was shot and killed by police after hitting a suburban Toledo officer with his car when police tried to detain him, authorities say. SENT: 160 words.


COLUMBUS — The state says it’s moving forward with evaluations of how well charter school sponsors follow current educational rules and laws. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 310 words.


SAN DIEGO — San Diego, the nation’s eighth-largest city, has received 626 Syrian refugees since October, more than any other in the United States. Many smaller cities have accepted outsized number of Syrians, including Erie, Pennsylvania, and Toledo, Ohio. By Elliott Spagat. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.


— OHIO VOTING SYSTEM-LAWSUIT: Ohio Democrats are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a reduction in early voting in the presidential swing state while they appeal the issue.

— HOTEL DEATH-TEEN: The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel have admitted to supplying him with the drugs that killed him.

— CRASH-DRIVER SHOT: A grand jury will consider the case of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman following a traffic accident near Cleveland.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-SUDDEN SPIKE: Cincinnati-area authorities say a spike in overdoses continues as investigators try to determine what drug is causing the increase and identify its source.

— OHIO VOTING: More than 1.6 million eligible voters who have yet to register in Ohio will soon hear from the state’s elections chief.

— HIT-AND-RUN-BICYCLIST DIES: A woman who pleaded no contest to charges in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in southwestern Ohio has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

— FIREFIGHTER KILLED: A man accused of striking and killing a Cincinnati firefighter who was driving to work has pleaded guilty to a charge of vehicular homicide.

— CITY WORKER-THEFT CHARGES: A prosecutor says an additional 14 people have been indicted for their roles in a scam that cost the city of Dayton about $385,000.

— DENTAL PATIENT-SHOOTING: Authorities say a patient at an Ohio dentist’s office was shot in the hand when his gun went off while he was having dental work done.

— FATHER’S SLAYING: A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for beating her father to death in 1987 in a case that went unsolved until she confessed last year.

— CLEVELAND AIR SHOW: This year’s Cleveland air show will feature appearances by the two newest fighter aircraft in America’s arsenal and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

— HIRING LAW-CLEVELAND LAWSUIT: A new law banning Ohio cities from requiring contractors to hire local people for publicly funded construction projects was supposed to take effect but has been temporarily blocked by a judge’s restraining order.

— PEOPLE-WILLIS-POLICE MOVIE: Filming is underway in central Ohio for an action-thriller starring Bruce Willis.

— TOLEDO-JAIL DISPUTE: People sentenced for municipal violations in Toledo will be jailed in neighboring Wood County now that the city has ended its partnership with a regional jail after a dispute.

— BLADE-NEWSPAPER PRESIDENT: Block Communications Inc. has named a new president for The Blade newspaper in Toledo.

— UNITED TACONITE: United Taconite has resumed producing pellets on northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range.


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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.