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 will be 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson travels to Ohio as part of a national listening tour to hear from people who rely on and support public housing. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then 130-word update, followed by 550 words, photos, video by 6 p.m.




CLEVELAND — An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice says he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers’ statements as the city ponders whether to discipline or even fire them. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 610 words, photos.

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO — The state wins a round in its efforts to restart executions in Ohio, though in the short term a court’s ruling will likely delay efforts to put a condemned child killer to death. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 420 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Money to create a smartphone app, establish a 24-hour hotline and fund other inventive ways to tackle Ohio’s opioid crisis is included in a package of budget revisions majority House Republicans unveiled Tuesday. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 570 words, photos.


TOLEDO — Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake Erie from harmful algae that have fouled drinking water supplies in recent years. By John Seewer. SENT: 380 words, photos.


DAYTON — A pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death early Tuesday as he screamed for help, Dayton police said. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 290 words, photo.


CLEVELAND — An attorney for former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says the player denies an accusation made in a police report that he sexually assaulted a woman. No charges have been filed. SENT: 290 words, photo.


One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act’s troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law’s future. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 660 words, photos.


— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: An Ohio prosecutor has ruled the fatal police shooting of a suspect who injured an officer’s leg with his car was justified.

— OFFICERS ASSAULT-GUILTY PLEA: Two former East Cleveland police officers accused of beating a man they had arrested have pleaded guilty to reduced charges, avoiding a criminal trial for charges including assault and kidnapping.

— CRASH SUSPECT-NEW CITATIONS: Cleveland-area prosecutors want bond revoked for a woman charged in a hit-and-run that killed a 12-year-old boy, saying she’s been cited three times and involved in another crash since then.

— OFFICER SHOT-SHOOTING RANGE: An official says a northeast Ohio police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range.

— STATE LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Democratic state lawmaker from central Ohio has resigned, saying she wants to focus on her family and her small business, a financial group.

— ODD–TOY MOOSE-POLICE: Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. Photo.

— ELECTIONS DIRECTOR CHARGED: A former county elections board director in Columbus has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging he knowingly approved inaccurate timesheets for a fiscal officer who was paid for time that she didn’t work.

— MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS-OHIO: A new designation will honor Ohio schools that demonstrate commitment to helping students and families connected to the military.

— HONDA RESEARCH-WIND TUNNEL: Honda says it will invest $124 million to establish a wind tunnel facility at a research center in Ohio.

— WILD TURKEY HUNTING-YOUTHS: Ohio officials say nearly 1,900 wild turkeys were harvested during the two-day hunting season for youths.

— TYSON FOODS-ACQUISITION: Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands. Photos.

— FIRE-FATHER-SON KILLED: Authorities say an 89-year-old man and his 62-year-old son, a former longtime New York Post employee, have died in a fire at the father’s upstate home.



CINCINNATI — Cornerback William Jackson III spent his rookie season as a spectator, the second year in a row that a Bengals’ top draft pick did next to nothing. Cincinnati can’t afford for that to become a trend. By Joe Kay. SENT: 640 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.