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. Ann Sanner is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — A revamped state database aimed at stopping doctor-shopping painkiller addicts is adding new dimensions to pharmacists’ jobs. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: About 600 words, photos, audio by 2 p.m.




WICHITA, Kan. — Five more states were taking their turns Saturday in the 2016 presidential race with caucuses and primaries largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday and potentially make-or-break contests soon to come. Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were competing in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana. Sanders had events in Ohio on Saturday. By Nancy Benac and Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 840 words, photos. Moving nationally.


— 2016-ELECTION RDP-THE LATEST — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with voters in five states getting their say Saturday in nominating contests.


WASHINGTON — Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party’s splintering. Conservatives’ gut-level resistance to all things Obama — the man, his authority, his policies — gave birth to the tea party movement that powered the GOP to political success in multiple states and historic congressional majorities. By Donna Cassata. SENT: 870 words, photos. Moving nationally.



CLEVELAND — A northeast Ohio Coast Guard station built more than 75 years ago is set to receive a makeover. The Art Moderne-style Coast Guard station on Cleveland’s lakefront was built in 1940 at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The Coast Guard staffed the station until 1976 and the building has been empty ever since. SENT: 250 words, pursing photos.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The discovery of two juvenile black carp in a ditch connected to the Mississippi River in Missouri is the first, troubling sign that the invasive species is reproducing in the wild and becoming more of a threat to already-endangered mollusks and some native fish, scientists say. By Margaret Stafford. SENT: 600 words, photos.


MENTOR — An 88-year-old grandmother in northeast Ohio has gained recognition in the region for her dedication to waving to children on a school bus that passes by her home every day. Doris Vehar, who has been widowed for 17 years, began the tradition when her granddaughter was a student on the bus. By Lynn Ischay, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 550 words, pursing photos.


— DAUGHTER FOUND DEAD: A father and his girlfriend have been charged in connection to the death of the man’s 3-year-old daughter in northeast Ohio.

— MAN STRUCK BY TRAIN: A central Ohio sheriff has identified a man who was fatally struck by a train.

— WINTER-SPRING TEMPERATURES: Parts of the Northeast will experience a combination of winter and spring weather just a few days apart.

— MOTHER FOUND DEAD-BABY SAFE: A Dayton man has been charged in the slaying of a woman found fatally shot in a car with her unharmed 6-month-old daughter in southwest Ohio.

— OHIO COLLEGE-TOM HANKS: An Ohio university says actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks will help dedicate the school’s newly renovated motion pictures center.

— PARKING LOT SHOOTING: Police say a man has been arrested in a shooting on a parking lot at a Columbus market that left a 7-year-old boy dead and another child and a man wounded.

— NATIVE AMERICAN REMAINS-TRAFFICKING: The government says an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to digging up and selling the remains of a Native American.

— DRUG DEATHS-OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a year-long extension of a deal with a drug overdose antidote manufacturer to provide rebates for public agencies buying the drug.

— FATAL APARTMENT COMPLEX FIRE: Authorities say a fire at a central Ohio apartment complex that killed two young boys earlier this year was apparently set by one of them who was playing with a lighter.

— GRAVEYARD GOATS: A Cincinnati cemetery and arboretum is using goats as part of an effort to combat invasive plants.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.