BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Andrew Welsh Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Texas restrictions on abortion clinics might bring renewed focus on a pending Ohio proposal to require cremation or burial of aborted fetal remains. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 a.m.


COLUMBUS — A former Ohio State University drum major instructor accused of sexually assaulting a student faces up to five years in prison when he’s sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of sexual battery. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then 130-word update from 9 a.m. sentencing and 250 words by 1 p.m.




COLUMBUS — The Ohio airport where astronaut John Glenn ogled planes as a kid, came and went to two wars, boarded his first jet and piloted a private aircraft until age 90 has been renamed in his honor. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 530 words, photos.


AKRON — Ohio golfer Jason Day pulls out of the Olympics because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 700 words, photos.


— OLY–GLF-LOWRY OUT: Shane Lowry of Ireland pulls out of the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 430 words, photo.

— OLY–GLF–GOLF’S FUTURE: For the longest time, golf’s biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built in Rio de Janeiro. That seems like a nuisance compared with its next major hurdle. Who’s going to play? By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 860 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — LeBron James continues to soar over downtown as Sherwin-Williams announces it has changed plans to remove a 10-story banner of James hanging from the side of its headquarters. By Tom Withers. SENT: 200 words, photos.


MISSOULA, Mont. — Missoula and America says goodbye Monday to a quiet hero in ground-shaking fashion. First a B-1 Bomber from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota thunders northwest to southeast over Sunset Memorial Cemetery and the crowded grave site of David Thatcher, the penultimate Doolittle Raider from World War II. An AP Member Exchange. By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian. SENT: 1,290 words, photos.


NEWARK, N.J. — Allegiant Air has final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark’s dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out. By David Porter. SENT: 560 words, photos.


— THREATS AGAINST MILITARY-COMPETENCY: A federal judge has ordered a man charged with soliciting people to kill members of the military to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he’s competent to stand trial.

— GOP 2016-CONVENTION STAGE: Republican officials say Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena will be ready for next month’s Republican National Convention despite having only four weeks to prepare because of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA title run.

— FATAL SHOOTING-TEENS: The last of four men has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a teen during a botched drug robbery attempt in southwest Ohio.

— INMATE SLAYING-OHIO: An inmate accused of fatally beating another inmate at a state prison in southwestern Ohio has been indicted on a murder charge.

— CHILD DEATH-MURDER CHARGE: A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years to life in prison for causing the death of his girlfriend’s 21-month-old son last year

— DRUG TRAFFICKING SENTENCES: Eleven people identified by authorities as leaders of a drug trafficking organization in central Ohio have all now been sentenced to prison.

— POLICE BODY CAMERAS-CINCINNATI: Some Cincinnati police officers will begin wearing body cameras later this summer.

— GOP 2016-TRUMP: Donald Trump is shoring up support in Appalachia with a swing through coal country.

— BMV-CREDIT CARDS: The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says its deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, after years of people requesting that as an option.

— CLEVELAND AIRPORT UPGRADES: A $36 million makeover at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has been completed.

— GIRAFFE DEATH-URINARY CONDITON: A 9-year-old giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has died from an acute and untreatable urinary condition.


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.