AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 2 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. Lisa Cornwell 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Investigators say fear in the community is holding back information about the massacre of eight family members in southern Ohio nearly a year after the still-unsolved killings. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 660 words, photos.




CLEVELAND — A judge in the city where two unarmed blacks died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire can hear criminal charges against five police supervisors, the Ohio Supreme Court rules. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 460 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich says Ohio’s already tenuous budget situation could become devastating if fellow Republicans in Washington follow through with a campaign promise to repeal the federal health care without protecting Medicaid. By Julie Smyth Carr. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.


CINCINNATI — A prosecutor updates the investigation of the slaying of a driver whose car hit and injured a 4-year-old Cincinnati boy, whose father has been charged in the shooting as police seek a second suspect. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from press conference, developed on merits.


LAS VEGAS: A federal jury is due to hear from three more defense attorneys and a prosecutor before beginning deliberations in the trial of six men accused of wielding rifles during Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy’s dispute with federal agents three years ago. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from trial developments.


— POLICE KICK-VIDEO: A police union official says video appearing to show a Columbus officer kicking a restrained suspect in the head actually shows him using his foot to pin the man’s shoulder to the ground.

— WOMAN KILLED BY CAR-CHARGES: A woman charged with murder denies intentionally hitting an 18-year-old woman with her car and dragging her during an altercation in downtown Cincinnati.

— FENTANYL IMPORT CHARGE: A federal grand jury has indicted an Ohio man for buying the powerful opiate fentanyl from China.

— INSULIN OVERDOSE-MOM CHARGED: A northeast Ohio woman suspected of intentionally causing an insulin overdose for her young diabetic daughter is charged with assault and child endangering.

— EX-GIRLFRIEND SLAIN-RETRIAL: A man who maintains his innocence in his ex-girlfriend’s slaying has been convicted of aggravated murder at his third trial in northeastern Ohio.

— DRUG TESTING TRANSPORTATION WORKERS: A federal transportation safety official says screening commercial pilots for fentanyl is not yet under consideration, even after one fatally overdosed on the painkiller at his Ohio home.

— WORKERS ROBBED-CLEVELAND: A cable company is hiring off-duty police officers to accompany workers after a series of violent robberies on marked trucks in Cleveland.

— PEOPLE–DAVE CHAPPELLE-JOHN MAYER: Dave Chappelle has teamed up with John Mayer to remember comedian Charlie Murphy.

— MAKE MUSIC DAY: More than 50 U.S. cities will be hosting Make Music Day, a free one-day outdoor festival celebrating music and music-making.



Maybe the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals trilogy isn’t such a sure thing. Golden State has a healthy Kevin Durant and looks ready to win, but Cleveland has appeared vulnerable enough to lose. The playoffs start Saturday, with a series matching MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden the highlight of the first round. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m., photos.


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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.