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. Ann Sanner is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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COLUMBUS — Republican Gov. John Kasich joins state officials to help kick off the Ohio State Fair. The appearance comes after the former presidential candidate went to Cleveland last week, but stayed away from his party’s convention. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., updates from state fair visit beginning at 9 a.m., then 300 words by 5 p.m.




TOLEDO — A man who spent three years in prison after attacking a young woman biking alone down a lonely country road in 1990 is charged with abduction again and is likely to face new charges after authorities found the body of a college student last seen pedaling along a road surrounded by cornfields. By John Seewer. SENT: 500 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — An Ohio college student pleads guilty to trying to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally and is ordered to stay out of future GOP presidential events during one year of probation. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 350 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Federal accident investigators say the Ohio driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer. By Joan Lowy. SENT: 250 words, photo.


CINCINNATI — A leading Bernie Sanders supporter in Ohio says people are still emotional and frustrated over the outcome of the Democratic presidential nomination race. Dan Sewell. SENT: 280 words, photo.


NEW YORK — When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as Democratic National Committee chair just as this week’s convention was getting underway, there was no shortage of Democratic leaders ready to step in. Past DNC chair Donna Brazile immediately took the helm as interim chair. She joined Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, chair of the Democratic National Convention, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who gaveled the convention open on Monday. All three are black women, along with convention CEO Rev. Leah Daughtry, who is overseeing the organization of a Democratic convention for the second time. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 400 words, photos.


— DEM 2016-PENNSYLVANIA: Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, plan to begin campaigning across Pennsylvania and Ohio the day after the Democratic National Convention. SENT: 130 words.

— GOP 2016-TRUMP-OHIO: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans a campaign rally in northwest Ohio as Democrats continue their convention in Pennsylvania. SENT: 130 words.


CINCINNATI — The Democratic nominee in former Speaker John Boehner’s western Ohio district withdraws from the November election, leaving a clear field for now for recently elected Republican U.S. Rep Warren Davidson to win a full term. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 380 words. AP Photo.


CLEVELAND — Prosecutors on Tuesday release dramatic video of two Cleveland Metroparks rangers firing fatal shots at a drug suspect who shot one of the rangers with a gun he’d hidden in the back of a cruiser. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 450 words, video.


PITTSBURGH — The FBI says a dump truck driver from Ohio purposely crashes his vehicle through the security gate of the agency’s offices in Pittsburgh, injuring himself but no one else. There appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said. SENT: 350 words.


DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler says it will sink $1.5 billion into a suburban Detroit factory as it retools plants to make more trucks and SUVs and stops producing small and midsize cars. SENT: 390 words.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Northern Indiana prosecutors say they don’t expect criminal charges in the deaths of 14 dogs after air conditioning failed in the truck they were housed in. SENT: 200 words.


CLEVELAND — One hundred years ago this month, the Cleveland Waterworks Tunnel disaster claimed the lives of 21 men and injured nine others. By Roxanne Washington, The Plain Dealer. SENT: 600 words, photos. An AP Member Exchange.


— GOP 2016-OHIO OFFICIAL RESIGNS: — A low-level Republican Party official from Ohio has resigned over the GOP’s nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate.

— CRUISER CRASH-OFFICER INJURED: An Ohio police chief says a man who crashed into multiple police cruisers over the weekend, injuring an officer, called in a rant about police before he started driving erratically.

— RANGER INJURED-SUSPECT SHOT: A prosecutor says two Cleveland park rangers were justified in fatally shooting an arrested man who fired at one of them with a gun he had stashed in his boot.

— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL-LAWSUIT: Ohio officials want the state’s largest online school forced to turn over attendance data used in determining school funding.

— AGING DIRECTOR-RETIREMENT: The director of the Ohio Department of Aging is set to retire on the first of next month.


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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.