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 starting at 6 a.m. Monday. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




DAYTON —There are concerns over President Donald Trump’s tough talk and policies on immigration in an Ohio city that’s linked its future to attracting and keeping foreign-born residents. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 865 words. AP photos.



COLUMBUS — Two lawmakers have proposed a voluntary registry for Ohioans with autism and communication impairments as an informational tool to help police who might encounter them



COLUMBUS — Susan and William Otten had planned their river cruise through Germany early last year, envisioning stops along the Rhine River to explore markets, castles and museums. As anticipation grew, so too did Otten’s quest to learn more about his German-Jewish ancestry. His efforts would lead him to a German town, some grim discoveries and a renewed sense of social justice. By Dean Narciso, Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 850 words. Mandatory member credit.


— POLICE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT:A federal judge has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man fatally shot by an Ohio police officer can go forward.

— NO-BID CONTRACTS-OHIO: A newspaper investigation has found the Ohio Department of Administrative Services awarded millions of dollars’ worth of no-bid work despite concerns from purchasing analysts that the information-technology contracts were improper and too expensive.

— OHIO EARTHQUAKE: The United States Geological Survey says a Magnitude 3.0 earthquake has been recorded in southeast Ohio.

— BODY FOUND-LAKE ERIE: Ohio authorities say a fisherman has found the unidentified body of a woman in western Lake Erie.

— JAIL ESCAPES-OHIO: Authorities have captured one man and are searching for two others who escaped from a state-run regional prison in southeast Ohio.

— MARIJUANA COOKIES-STUDENT: A high school student accused of selling cookies sprinkled with marijuana has been charged with a misdemeanor in northern Ohio.

— TUITION VOUCHER-VOLUNTEERING: A new program at Ohio State University will let older residents from the surrounding area earn vouchers through volunteer work to help cover tuition for themselves, relatives or other students in need.


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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.