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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING THURSDAY:

OHIO FAMILY KILLED

COLUMBUS — Investigators plan to answer questions about the ongoing investigation into the massacre of eight people in southern Ohio as the one-year anniversary of the still unsolved killings approaches. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: about 300 words by 1 a.m. To be updated by 130-word update from 10:45 a.m. news conference, then 500 words by 1 p.m. AP Photos.

WOMAN KILLED BY CAR-CHARGES

CINCINNATI — A woman accused of intentionally hitting an 18-year-old with her car and dragging her during an argument is set to be arraigned in Ohio on charges including murder in the teen’s death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from hearing set for 7:30 a.m. Developed on merits.

TOP STORIES

PRISONERS-MISUSED COMPUTERS

COLUMBUS — Two prisoners took computers from a disassembly program and used them to access their prison’s network, create inmate passes for restricted areas, and apply for credit cards under another inmate’s name for a planned tax fraud scheme, Ohio’s government watchdog says. SENT: 310 words.

COAL EXECUTIVE DEATH

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A Delphos, Ohio, man pleads guilty in the fatal shooting of a former coal executive in southern West Virginia. SENT: 370 words.

BKN–LEBRON-SCHOOL

AKRON — Cavaliers star LeBron James is opening a public school for at-risk kids in his hometown of Akron. The school will focus on educating at-risk students who might otherwise get overlooked. By Tom Withers. SENT: 350 words, photos.

RANCHING STANDOFF TRIAL-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS — A federal jury in Las Vegas hears closing arguments in the trial of six men accused of wielding weapons to stop federal agents from rounding up cattle near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property in 2014. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated, developing.

WITH:

— RANCHING STANDOFF TRIAL-NEVADA— THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: State lawyers want an entire appeals court to review Ohio’s new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions.

— MOTHER’S DEPORTATION-APPEAL: A Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children living in Ohio is being held in federal detention in Louisiana as advocates urge that she not be deported. AP Photos.

— CLEVELAND SHOOTINGS: Three men have been indicted on aggravated murder charges for a Cleveland drive-by shooting last month that killed an adjunct college professor and a 15-year-old boy.

— SERIAL KILLER-PRISON BEATING: A union representing corrections officers says the suspect in the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the “Angel of Death” was a fellow Ohio inmate also in a protective custody unit.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The state approves a request to help pay for the funeral of a woman killed in last year’s southern Ohio massacre of eight people.

— GOP HOUSE-TOWN HALL: An Ohio town hall for the Republican who succeeded former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in Congress got heated as a small but vocal group reacted to his comments on issues from the Environmental Protection Agency to Planned Parenthood.

— XGR–OHIO BUDGET-BIRTH DEFECTS: Ohio House Republicans reject Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to close a state office that helps parents of children with medical challenges pay certain bills not covered by their insurance.

— SECURITY RECORDS REQUEST-COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled initial reports containing information about threats against a former county leader in Cleveland who ran for governor are public records.

— MLK III-OHIO: The son of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has been honored by members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.

— ODD–CHEEBURGER CRAVING-VAN RIDE: A craving for a McDonald’s cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad’s van, which he learned to drive on the internet.

SPORTS:

BBA–INDIANS-CHIEF WAHOO

CLEVELAND — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred makes his strongest comments on wanting the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. By Tom Withers. SENT: 440 words, photos.

BKN–CAVALIERS-MOVES

CLEVELAND — On the eve of the NBA playoffs, the Cavaliers added a new player and one they know very well. The defending champions sign guard Dahntay Jones and 7-foot-3 center Edy Tavares, just hours before the finale of a regular-season that has had more than its share of twists and turns. By Tom Withers. SENT: 310 words, photos.

WNBA DRAFT

NEW YORK — Ruth Riley’s phone has been ringing constantly over the past week. It will only get busier over the next 24 hours. Such is life for the general manager of the San Antonio Stars, who hold the No. 1 pick in Thursday night’s WNBA draft. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 640 words, photos.

HKN–PLAYOFFS-BENCH TECHNOLOGY:

NHL coaches will have more technology on the bench than ever before as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 890 words, photos.

ALSO:

— BBN–REDS-MOVES: Right-hander Rookie Davis is placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised right forearm, a day after he was hit by a pitch from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jameson Taillon.

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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.