BC-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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by John Seewer. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who’s stayed largely out of the spotlight since his failed run for president, headlines a transportation funding event in Cleveland, the city where his role in the upcoming Republican National Convention has been limited because he’s failed to support presumptive nominee Donald Trump. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. appearance.


SAGAMORE HILLS — It’s America’s 11th most-visited national park, but it’s also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 million people visited Cuyahoga in 2015, putting it right behind better-known parks like Glacier National Park in Montana and Acadia National Park in Maine. By Beth Harpaz. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m.



WASHINGTON — A diverse Republican band of Donald Trump haters, conservatives and other rebels have set their sights on derailing the billionaire’s march to their party’s presidential nomination. By Alan Fram. AP Photos. SENT: 850 words.



COLUMBUS — Road, air and water travel will be restricted around Cleveland for this month’s Republican National Convention, with security measures affecting passenger and cargo vehicles. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 370 words.


LEBANON — A man indicted Tuesday on charges including attempted aggravated murder and attempted murder shot at his father and a sheriff’s deputy last month following a dispute over hummus, authorities said. SENT: 280 words.


COLUMBUS — A newly released report says there’s limited information about what happens to the thousands of juveniles who end up in the Ohio justice system. SENT: 250 words.


When college rowing buddies Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham vowed to stay in shape post-graduation, they didn’t want to shovel out hundreds to join a gym or even drop $20 for a yoga class. So they returned to one of their most grueling college workouts: the stairs at Harvard Stadium. By Kelli Kennedy. AP Photos, video. SENT: 840 words.


— EMBEZZLEMENT SUSPECT-HIKER: A defense attorney apparently plans to appeal an eight-year prison sentence for a Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an $8.7 million embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail.

— HOLIDAY WEEKEND FATALITIES: Twelve people were killed in crashes on Ohio roads over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

— LAKE RESCUE: Police in Ohio say two men jumped into a lake to save a woman and her 2-year-old daughter after the mother intentionally drove her car into the water.

— WOMAN’S CONDOMINIUM DEATH-CHARGES: A man arrested in the killing of his neighbor at a Cincinnati condominium where she was found bound in duct tape has been arraigned on aggravated murder and aggravated burglary charges.

— POLICE SHOOTING-BASEBALL BAT: Police say they shot and wounded a man after he charged at them with a baseball bat in central Ohio.

— HEALTH OVERHAUL-MEDICAID: State officials are seeking federal approval to charge a new monthly cost to Ohioans with Medicaid health coverage.

— D-DAY PLANE RESTORATION: A former state lawmaker who runs a small airport in northwestern Ohio is setting out to restore a plane that flew during the D-Day invasion.

— PARADE FLOAT-BOY HURT: A boy was injured after authorities say he was run over by a float during a Fourth of July parade in central Ohio.


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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.