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. John Seewer is on the desk. Delano Massey, news editor, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — All 18 of Ohio’s Electoral College members voted Monday for Republican Donald Trump despite opposition by protesters outside the state capitol building. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 490 words.


UNDATED — A federal judge issued a stay Monday in the planned January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and for the next two inmates scheduled to die in 2017, a move that could delay the state’s plan to carry out the death penalty for the first time in three years. By John Seewer. SENT: 340 words.


CLEVELAND — A judge in Cleveland citing prolonged physical and psychological abuse as a child, mental health problems and years of incarceration, sentenced a 21-year-old man to life in prison with no chance for parole on Monday instead of accepting a jury’s recommendation for the death penalty. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 590 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio schools will have to try to intervene to get truant students back in class before taking the issue to juvenile court under a bill that would “decriminalize” truancy if the governor signs it. SENT: 300 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — A California judge was cleared of misconduct Monday for sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer from Ohio to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, a punishment decried as too lenient by critics across the country. By Paul Elias. SENT: 570 words.


DETROIT — General Motors will temporarily close five factories — including its northeast Ohio assembly plant in Lordstown — next month as it tries to reduce a growing inventory of cars on dealer lots. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 370 words.


— BOY SHOOTS SELF: Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and wounded himself in a Columbus home.

— MOTHER KILLED-SON CHARGED: Akron police say a man has been arrested and charged with murder in the beating death of his mother.

— WOMAN KILLED-HUSBAND CHARGED: A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his wife and then barricading himself in his home in a six-hour standoff with police.

— SHOOTINGS-TWO DEAD: North Canton police are investigating the potential connection between two dead men — one who was shot at a northeast Ohio home, another found with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a nearby park restroom.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Drivers are seeing slightly higher gas prices at the start of what’s likely to be a week of heavy holiday travel.

— OHIO OFFICER SHOT-AWARD: An award named for an Ohio police officer who was fatally shot is being introduced by his alma mater as its latest police academy students graduate.


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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.