BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:30 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




ERIE, Pa. — The man who randomly gunned down a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook kills himself during a police chase in Pennsylvania that began when a McDonald’s drive-thru attendant recognized him. By Mike Householder and Mark Gillispie. SENT: 820 words, photos, video, audio.




CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 640 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — A man who has spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for his girlfriend’s slaying but maintains his innocence could be released soon after the new county prosecutor in Cleveland asked a court to void his conviction. SENT: 400 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Critics say DuPont has spent too little on testing Ohio and West Virginia residents for contamination from a chemical used to make Teflon, while paying millions to a lawyer overseeing the testing program. SENT: 215 words.


WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. in a dispute over a $2.7 million penalty the company was ordered to pay an Arizona family to reimburse their legal fees in a personal injury case. SENT; 200 words.


LAS VEGAS — A federal jury resumes deliberations in the trial of six men who had assault-style weapons during a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


— THREATS AGAINST MILITARY-PLEA: An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges brought after the FBI said he threatened U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State.

— DOOLITTLE TOKYO RAIDERS-75: World War II era B-25 bombers flew over a memorial service in Ohio marking the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ attack on Japan.

— VINDICTIVE SENTENCING-COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a defendant’s argument that a judge was being vindictive when he sentenced him to a prison term longer than he would have received if he’d taken a plea deal.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: Ohio’s rules for medical marijuana cultivators have cleared their final legislative hurdle.

— MONEY FOUND BY ROAD: A man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000 he found on the side of the road in suburban Columbus.

— KASICH-TOWN HALL: Ohio’s Republican governor is going before a live studio audience to discuss his experience in the 2016 presidential race, his new book and President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

— STATE LAWMAKER-OHIO ARREST: A state lawmaker no longer faces a felony charge that could have resulted in his automatic ouster from the legislature.

— MOTHER’S DEPORTATION APPEAL: Attorneys for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children living in Ohio say she has been scheduled for deportation Wednesday.

— OHIO WAL-MART SHOOTING: A Dayton suburb has spent over $430,000 defending two officers in connection with the fatal police shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf.

— WOMAN DIES IN FIRE: Authorities say a woman died in a fire at her southwest Ohio home after she and her husband went looking for the source of the initial smoke.

— PASTOR MURDER TRIAL: A former Dayton pastor now charged with murder says his 2-year-old foster son died after hitting his head on a wall while playing what they called “the Superman game.”

— OHIO AIRPORT-NEW ROUTE: A new air service route between Ohio and North Carolina has been announced for the Toledo-area airport.

— VA BEDS: A Louisville manufacturer and its former president have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to medical beds that prosecutors say were defective and were supplied to a Veterans Affairs facility in Carrollton, Georgia.



CLEVELAND — Iman Shumpert stayed ready following his benching in the opener and the Cavs guard came through in Game 2 against Indiana when J.R. Smith couldn’t play in the second half because of a hamstring injury that could keep him out longer. By Tom Withers. SENT: 690 words, photos.


BEREA — Joe Haden has watched the tape and arrived at an easy decision: Myles Garrett. Cleveland’s front office may still be weighing its options with the No. 1 overall pick in next week’s NFL draft, but Haden has made up his mind and wants Texas A&M’s Garrett, a 6-foot-4, 272-pound freight train in shoulder pads. By Tom Withers. SENT: 790 words, photos.


—PACKERS-HAWK: Linebacker A.J. Hawk, who played for the Green Bay Packers for nine seasons before playing for a year with the Cincinnati Bengals and playing one game for the Atlanta Falcons last year, will retire with the Packers. SENT: 130 words,


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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.