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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING TUESDAY:

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO

COLUMBUS — The constitutionality of Ohio’s new lethal injection process and specifically the effectiveness of the contested first drug are before a federal appeals court as the state hopes to start putting inmates to death again. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 a.m., photo.

TOP STORIES:

JOHN GLENN-FAMOUS FLIGHT

COLUMBUS — John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Since Glenn’s death on Dec. 8 at the age of 95, devotees have visited an exhibit of his artifacts at Ohio State University, backers have begun fundraising for an observatory and astronomy park in Glenn’s name and work has begun on a 7-foot statue in his likeness. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 450 words, photo.

UNIVERSITIES-PRIVATE AIRPLANES

BOSTON — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. At Ohio State University, which leases one plane and partly owns another, football coach Urban Meyer and members of his family took 11 personal trips last school year. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

KASICH-TEACHER INTERNS

COLUMBUS — A provision in Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal would require Ohio teachers to complete externships with a local business in order to have their licenses renewed — something the Republican believes could help teachers better prepare students for realistic, 21st-century jobs. SENT: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-LINCOLN STATUE

CINCINNATI — A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln in a Cincinnati park now gets admiration from viewers and tributes on his birthday, but it was once the source of an international kerfuffle. By Carol Motsinger, The Cincinnati Enquirer. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,075 words.

IN BRIEF:

— KENT-HOSTAGE: Police say an officer fatally shot a man who held a woman at knifepoint during a nine-hour standoff in northeastern Ohio.

— ZOO-BABY HIPPO: The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Photos planned.

— SMALL PLANE CRASH: The pilot of a small plane is killed in a crash in Clark County.

— TRAFFIC STOP-ATTEMPTED MURDER: The State Highway Patrol says an Illinois driver was stopped for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike and then charged with attempted murder after a trooper noticed signs of violence.

— DAD’S DISAPPEARANCE SOLVED: Police near Akron say they’ve safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers.

— PLAYGROUND SHOOTING-TEEN: Cleveland police have identified the 17-year-old victim of a fatal shooting at a school playground.

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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.

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