AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6pm, 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 at 6 a.m. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

PASTOR SHOT

DAYTON — The brother accused of shooting and killing a Dayton pastor at his church on Sunday is set to face a murder charge Monday. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon, updates on merits.

TOP STORIES:

HOUSE SPEAKER SIGNINGS

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s House speaker is seizing the power of social media to promote a task that’s typically affiliated with the governor: signing bills. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 550 words, photos.

JOBLESS BENEFITS-CUTTING BACK

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When Demetrius White lost his job as a forklift driver, he applied for unemployment benefits to help support his family. But that aid won’t last as long as it once did, because White is among the first group of people affected by a new Missouri law cutting the duration of jobless benefits. States traditionally have offered up to a half year of aid for the unemployed as they search for new jobs. But since the end of the Great Recession, eight states have reduced the weeks of available benefits while various others have changed laws to lessen the money unemployed people can get. That saves money, but also puts even more pressure on those looking for work. By David A. Lieb. UPCOMING: 1150 words, AP Photos RPDL101, CER601.

With:

— BC-US–Jobless Benefits-States, a table showing unemployment benefits by state.

— BC-US–Jobless Benefits-Debt, a table showing debt incurred by state for jobless benefits.

POLITICS:

CAMPAIGN 2016

ATLANTA— Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continue to swing at Donald Trump ahead of the Super Tuesday presidential primaries that could help the Republican front-runner expand his delegate lead in an increasingly caustic nomination fight. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 870 words, AP Photos SCGH131, MNJM106, TNAH126, ALHUT106, TXTYL110, TNMH113, TXDAM103.

With:

— CAMPAIGN 2016-THE LATEST. Breaking campaign updates, AP Photos.

Also:

— GOP 2016-KASICH: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is headed back to New England ahead of Super Tuesday. SENT: 130 words.

GOP CONVENTION-HOME-SHARING

CLEVELAND — City officials in Cleveland, the venue for this summer’s Republican National Convention, have proposed legislation to regulate, limit and tax short-term rentals arranged through home-sharing websites, but it has received some pushback from Airbnb and some local hosts. SENT: 340 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

ACID ATTACK SURVIVOR

CINCINNATI — A woman from India maimed by an acid attack as a 13-year-old found both medical treatment and a new family in Ohio. SENT: 550 words, photos requested.

XGR–COCKFIGHTING-FELONY

COLUMBUS — Legislation has cleared the Ohio House that would make involvement in illegal cockfighting a felony offense. SENT: 260 words.

EXCHANGE-ETCH A SKETCH HOMETOWN

BRYAN — For half a century, the western Ohio town of Bryan could always boast proudly that it was home to three genuine American icons whenever strangers might ask what the Williams County seat was known for. But in future meetings, Mr. Johnson acknowledged, he’s going to have to refer the famous Etch A Sketch as something that once belonged to Bryan. By Jon Chavez, The (Toledo) Blade. SENT: 590 words, requesting photos.

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IN BRIEF:

— PASTOR SHOT: An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church Sunday and police have taken his brother into custody for the slaying.

— CANNIBAL CRIME-PAROLE: An Ohio man who nearly 40 years ago killed his roommate and ate part of his brain is under review for parole.

— KENTUCKY SLAYING-CONVICTION: An Ohio man who challenged a police officer to shoot him following a chase has been convicted of killing another man in Kentucky.

— THEME PARK-COASTER DEATH: Sandusky’s Cedar Point amusement park won’t make changes to fence heights, posted signs or any other safety procedures following a death at the park last summer.

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