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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




Ohio’s school board is set to discuss graduation rules for current high school juniors as school administrators warn that new requirements tied to more demanding tests are putting a large number of students at risk of not graduating on time in 2018. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 a.m., then 130-word update from 8 a.m. meeting, developed on merits.




CINCINNATI — Prosecutors and defense attorneys discuss plans for a retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, with a prosecution request to move the trial pending before a newly assigned judge. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 410 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal by a death row inmate fighting a second execution attempt. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 580 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — A federal judge orders an ex-fugitive treasure hunter to answer questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 330 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — The remembrance of astronaut-hero John Glenn in his native state is expanded to include a processional through the heart of the capital city and a longer period in repose at the Ohio Statehouse than President Abraham Lincoln and others. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 350 words, photos.


HAMILTON — Ohio authorities say they’ve arrested a man on charges of murder and aggravated arson in the house blaze that led to a firefighter’s death nearly one year ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 330 words by 7:30 p.m. AP Photos planned.


HARTFORD, Conn. — With the election of NRA-backed Donald Trump as president, gun control advocates are putting more emphasis on a long-term strategy of electing like-minded lawmakers, passing state legislation and fostering a grassroots network that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting four years ago. The group also wants to defeat an Ohio bill that would allow guns in areas including daycare centers, police stations and colleges. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 730 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will be the executive producer of an HBO documentary on Muhammad Ali, who died earlier this year. SENT: 310 words, photos.


— POLICE KILLING-UAE CITIZEN: The United Arab Emirates’ U.S. ambassador says he’s spoken with Ohio Gov. John Kasich about the police killing of a UAE citizen after a traffic accident.

— WOMAN SET ABLAZE: Authorities say a man accused of throwing gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire behind an Ohio gas station has been convicted of charges including aggravated arson after pleading no contest and has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

— ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING-DEPUTY KILLED: Authorities say an off-duty deputy sheriff in Ohio has died after being struck by a gunshot that penetrated a wall in his home.

— FATAL SHOOTING-MR. HERO: The family of a teenager gunned down at a Cleveland-area sandwich shop has donated $20,000 to a city’s police and fire departments.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio are up 21 cents compared with this time a month ago.

— DRUG REHAB-SUBURB: A drug rehabilitation facility will be allowed to open near Cincinnati under a proposed settlement.

— FATAL TRUCK COLLISION: The surviving driver in a fatal truck collision that closed a section of highway near Cincinnati has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

— STUCK CAR-TRAIN ESCAPE: Two men escaped with their lives intact after they were forced to flee from a vehicle before it was struck by a train in northwest Ohio over the weekend.

— COLUMBUS HOMICIDE: Columbus police say a woman was killed in the city’s south side and homicide detectives are detaining a man for questioning in connection with the death.

— POWER OUTAGE-SKIN SURGERY: An untimely power outage during a northeast Ohio man’s skin cancer surgery forced staff to cauterize his wound using only a surgical head lamp and cellphone lights to see.

— WATER BILL-GREAT LAKES: A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program will continue an additional five years under newly enacted legislation that funds water projects around the nation.


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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.