AP- BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:30 pm

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 at 6 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Astronaut and Sen. John Glenn will be interred Thursday in a small private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Glenn, the first American to orbit earth, died Dec. 8 at the age of 95. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 350 words.




SANDUSKY — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State speech just weeks before the expected release of a new book reflecting on his experiences in the contentious 2016 presidential election. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Updated from 7 p.m. speech, then 550 words by 11 p.m., photos.




Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements reached with police departments around the U.S. to curb racial bias and excessive force. By Errin Haines Whack and Sadie Gurman. SENT: 730 words, photos.



Fourteen police departments big and small are working under reform agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreements known as consent decrees force police officials and mayors to put reforms in place by a set deadline. The deals often are overseen and monitored by a federal judge or another third party. By John Seewer. SENT: 800 words.



CLEVELAND — A federal judge and city officials say U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo seeking to slow or stop federal scrutiny of local police agencies won’t stop ongoing reform efforts in Cleveland. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 500 words.


A man wounded in a gunbattle at a Cincinnati nightclub that killed his close friend and hurt 16 people was a victim, not the assailant police allege him to be, and his family will fight to clear his name in the wake of his death Tuesday, their attorney says. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 290 words.


BOSTON: Attorney General Maura Healey says a settlement with a digital advertising company bars the firm from targeting anti-abortion messages toward women entering reproductive health facilities in Massachusetts. The Democratic attorney general says Massachusetts-based Copley was hired to send targeted ads to the mobile devices of “abortion-minded women” entering reproductive health facilities and methadone clinics in New York City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Richmond, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 440 words.


— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING-RETRIAL: A judge expects the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man to start as scheduled on May 25.

— BOY’S DEATH-DRUGS: Dayton authorities say a 13-year-old boy died of a suspected heroin overdose, and his father has been jailed in a previous drug-related case.

— CHILD STRUCK-DRIVER SHOT: Police say the father of a 4-year-old boy hit by a car in Cincinnati has been arrested on charges of murder and felonious assault in the driver’s slaying.

— PIPELINE SPILL-LAWSUIT: The federal government is suing Sunoco Pipeline over a pipeline rupture and spill in a northeast Ohio village that forced the evacuation of 70 residents.

— FIGHTER JET-EMERGENCY LANDING: An Air Force base spokesman says an F-16C fighter jet had to make an emergency landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio because of a hydraulic leak.

— PLYWOOD BAN: It’s officially illegal to use plywood to board up properties certified as vacant and abandoned in Ohio, which is the first state with such a ban to fight blight.

— BODY FOUND-LAKE ERIE: Authorities in northwest Ohio say a woman found dead in western Lake Erie apparently drowned in the water.

— MOVIE-OHIO VILLAGE: Some scenes for a motion picture starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck are slated to be filmed in southwest Ohio.

— VETERANS CEMETERY-WWI: A wreath-laying ceremony is planned Thursday at the Dayton National Cemetery to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I.

— OFFICER THREATS: Police in West Virginia say a Columbus, Ohio, man allegedly threatened a magistrate and a police officer and his family after a chase.

— ATTORNEYS GENERAL-TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT: Ohio’s top prosecutor is meeting attorneys general from seven other states and the District of Columbia in Virginia to discuss technology and emerging threats.



ATLANTA — The struggling Atlanta Hawks, in danger of tumbling completely out of the playoffs, face a tough week with Thursday’s game against Boston followed by two straight against Cleveland. By Charles Odum. SENT: 560 words, photos.


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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.