BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 4:30 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. Julie Carr Smyth 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio residents who have tried to get a natural gas pipeline moved away from their communities are vowing to engage in delay tactics after a federal agency dismissed their suggested alternate routes. Opponents say they will not allow surveys or sell easements for the $2 billion NEXUS Gas Transmission project unless ordered to do so by a court. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 830 words, AP Photos CD301-307.


COLUMBUS — Members of the public will be given eight hours Friday to pay their respects to John Glenn as the late astronaut-hero lies in state at Ohio’s capitol building. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 290 words, AP Photo SPANNYJG-101.




COLUMBUS — The Republican governor is urging Ohio judges who handle felony cases to consider leniency when sentencing repeat, nonviolent offenders as the state deals with packed prisons and an opioid-addiction crisis. SENT: 240 words, AP Photo NY129.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s four casinos made less revenue last month compared to November 2015 while the state’s seven racinos brought in more, according to new state data. SENT: 240 words.


CINCINNATI — A man and a woman advance down the street chanting, “Stop the shooting.” They are an unlikely pair of anti-violence activists. Twenty-five years ago, their relationship began with a single gunshot. By Cameron Knight, The Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 2,050 words, requesting photos.

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Cincinnati hired Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell as its head coach, turning to the Buckeye state native to re-establish a program that has slipped in recent years. By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer. SENT: 525 words.



— SEVERE WEATHER: Hazardous weather conditions have temporarily closed a section of Interstate 90 in northeast Ohio.

— GORILLA-SURGERY: Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous. With AP Photo OHCOL301.

— OHIO SOLDIER-VA CENTER: Legislation to honor an Ohio soldier who died in the Vietnam War by naming a Veterans Affairs clinic for him has been sent to President Barack Obama’s desk.

— ELECTORAL COLLEGE-OHIO: Ohio’s elections chief has announced that tickets are available for members of the public to attend the Electoral College at the Statehouse.

— CREDIT CARDS-BORDER: A Miami, Florida, resident who was caught at the northern U.S. border with 73 forged credit cards has pleaded guilty. The man also had a forged Ohio driver’s license.

— DOUBLE MURDER-INDICTMENT: A man accused of fatally shooting two men and injuring a woman after entering a southwest Ohio home has been indicted on six counts of aggravated murder.

— TRAFFIC FATAL: Authorities in Ohio are investigating the cause of a traffic crash that has left one dead.

— OHIO UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT: Ohio University’s president will be leaving his job more than four months before the retirement date he originally announced.

— CINCINNATI STREETCAR: Ridership on Cincinnati’s new $148 million streetcar service is dropping but still topping expectations three months after it opened.


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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.