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. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI — Jurors are expected to resume deliberating the fate of a now-fired white policeman who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. By Janice Morse. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 a.m., updated after deliberations resume at 8 a.m. EST, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio officials, state lawmakers and political leaders reflect on the election and discuss policies to come in the months ahead at post-election forum. By Ann Sanner and Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., developing from daylong forum, then 400 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A judge holds a bond hearing for a man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group in jail. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then 130-word update from 1:30 p.m. hearing, and 250 words by 5 p.m., photos.




CINCINNATI — Jurors end deliberations for the day without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black man after a traffic stop over a missing license plate. By Janice Morse. SENT: 560 words, photos.




COLUMBUS — With Ohio’s bellwether status secure, leaders of both political parties in the state were reeling Wednesday over what a Donald Trump presidency would mean to the future. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 700 words, photos.



— MARIJUANA VOTE-OHIO: Voters in Newark in central Ohio have approved a measure eliminating criminal penalties for possessing smaller amounts of marijuana.


WASHINGTON — A fractured, discontented electorate handed Donald Trump the presidency, allowing him to breach a region that Democrat Hillary Clinton was banking on in her bid for the presidency. Key battleground states Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin had voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential election for a generation. Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa have been part of winning Democratic maps, as well. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 720 words, photos.


— 2016 ELECTION-GLANCE: A look at the building blocks of Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton. By Nancy Benac and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 800 words, photos.


DETROIT — Shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVs is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 600 words, photo.


HILLSBORO — A veteran standup comedian accused of abusing his power as mayor of a small Ohio city is acquitted of all counts. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy will sell or close its big coal and nuclear power plants in the next two years if Ohio and Pennsylvania don’t resume regulating and setting prices for them or create a regulation-like structure, its CEO says. SENT: 270 words.


CLEVELAND — LeBron James and his Cavaliers teammates will be at the White House on Thursday. An unexpected guest will be there, too. The visit by the reigning NBA champions will coincide with President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the handover of power and transition following a shocking election that left James — and millions of Americans — wondering about the future. By Tom Withers. SENT: 450 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s Co. reports a boost in profit as it dramatically cut costs while it continues to sell company-owned restaurants and shift to a more franchise-heavy operation. SENT: 350 words.


— POLICE KILL SUSPECT: Authorities say an Ohio police officer shot and killed a robbery suspect as he drove off after running over the officer’s foot and dragging another officer with his vehicle.

— HATE CRIME CHARGE: A white man in Ohio has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge after saying in court that he and another man beat a stranger because he was black.

— BOY BEATEN-FATHER CHARGED: A man imprisoned for severely beating his infant son in 2007 is indicted on a murder charge following the boy’s death last year.

— SIPPY CUP-VODKA: An Ohio woman has been charged with child endangerment after she sneaked a sippy cup of vodka into a high school football game and her toddler son drank from it and became ill.

— TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE: A judge has told a former deep-sea treasure hunter’s attorney to review thousands of pages of documents that might hold clues about the whereabouts of gold coins thought to be worth millions.

— POLICE DATABASE ABUSE-OHIO: A former Akron policeman who assaulted his ex-girlfriend, misused a law enforcement database and stalked her and other women gets early release a year after being sentenced to four years in prison.

— CAPTAIN AMERICA FILMING-LAWSUIT: The Ohio Supreme Court says the city of Cleveland isn’t responsible for income lost by a downtown parking lot while crews filmed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

— BBO–CLEVELAND INDIANS-CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR: Clothing and other items celebrating a 2016 Cleveland Indians World Series championship that never happened will be destroyed instead of donated to those in need.

— COLD CASE ARREST-INDIANA: An Ohio man is awaiting extradition to Indiana to face charges in the 2003 sexual assault and killing of an Indiana woman.


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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.