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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Gov. John Kasich has drawn attention for his refusal to endorse Republican nominee and former rival Donald Trump. His fellow statewide officeholders also aren’t expressing great enthusiasm for the New York billionaire’s candidacy. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m., photos.




CINCINNATI — Officials announce new plans to fight heroin in the aftermath of an unprecedented spike in overdoses in the Cincinnati area. SENT: 280 words.


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. SENT: 360 words, photos.


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ohio native Brock Turner, whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford University sparked national outcry, is released from jail after serving half his term. By Paul Elias. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.



— EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE-VICTIM’S LETTER: The woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner remains anonymous, but her letter describing the aftermath will no doubt continue to resonate. By Kristin J. Bender. SENT: 460 words.

— EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE-Q&A. SENT: 1,020 words, photo.


TOLEDO — The owner of a 1953 Jeep says he likes driving it down country roads and feeling the wind. Bob Christy, of Kent, tells The Blade the experience of driving the restored CJ-3B feels more “pure.” He says he became passionate about the cars after his father took him to a local Jeep rodeo. By Tyrel Linkhorn, The Blade. SENT: 800 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange.


— EGG ATTACKS ON HOME: A man accused of pelting the Ohio home of a former neighbor with eggs more than 100 times over a year has pleaded guilty to a charge of inducing panic.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTONS: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine will visit a Labor Day festival in Cleveland, while former president Bill Clinton will headline the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic near Cincinnati.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-GREEN PARTY-WRONG CITY: A central Ohio speech by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was delayed after she flew to the wrong city.

— HEROIN OVERDOSE-RESCUE: The State Highway Patrol says a trooper and a nurse helped save a father and son who had apparently overdosed on heroin inside a car along a busy interstate. With video.

— FIREFIGHTER STRUCK-CHARITY SUSPENDED: A firefighter collecting money at an Ohio charity event has been hit by a vehicle, and the event has been suspended.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: A judge will keep private the case over custody of two children who were found next to their slain parents after eight people from one Ohio family were fatally shot.

— VILLAGE TREASURER-THEFT: The former clerk-treasurer of a northeast Ohio village has been sentenced to six months behind bars with work release after she admitted stealing more than $677,000 from the town to support her gambling habit.

— MAN KILLED-GIRLFRIEND’S FATHER CHARGED: An Ohio man suspected of fatally shooting his adult daughter’s boyfriend inside a mobile home after she was arrested is being held on $1 million bond.

— GAS PUMP-SKIMMERS: County auditors in Ohio say 12,000 gas pumps will be inspected for skimming devices used to steal credit card information.

— BKC–XAVIER-DAVIS SUSPENDED: Xavier men’s basketball coach Chris Mack says senior guard Myles Davis has been suspended from the team indefinitely, the result of misdemeanor criminal damaging charges filed over incidents with his former girlfriend. Also moving on some sports wires.

— WATERFOWL HUNTING-OHIO: Ohio’s early hunting seasons for waterfowl begin this weekend.


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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.