AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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COLUMBUS — Republicans hoping to stop presidential candidate Donald Trump were quickly deploying forces in Ohio Thursday as one of their last battlefronts ahead of Tuesday’s crucial cluster of winner-take-all primaries. By Thomas Beaumont and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 740 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Allowing 17-year-old Ohioans to vote in the swing state’s presidential primary would cause “mass confusion” days before the election, an attorney for the state’s elections chief has told a judge. But an attorney for nine teen voters claims her clients have a right to vote and Ohio ballots have yet to be tallied. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6:30 p.m.





WASHINGTON — The Senate pauses from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approves election-year legislation reinforcing government efforts against heroin and the abuse of opioid painkillers. By Alan Fram. SENT: 550 words.


Wish lists posted by teachers on the education philanthropy website DonorsChoose.org are being fulfilled in a “flash funding” effort involving actors, pro athletes, tech titans and others, each of whom will fund all of the projects in a specific city, region or entire state. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 640 words, photos.


ALLENTOWN, Pa. — They’re house calls without the house. Far from the sterile confines of a doctor’s office or hospital, Brett Feldman looks for homeless people where they’re most likely to be found — in wooded encampments, under bridges, along riverbanks, at soup kitchens — and treats them for ailments ranging from diabetes to trench foot, mental illness to substance abuse. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 920 words, photos, video.


AKRON — A 93-year-old Ohio woman receives the high school diploma she was denied because of rules that expelled married students. SENT: 265 words, photos.


— OHIO BUDGET-PARKS: Ohio’s parks and watercraft operations would be combined under an agency budget proposal aimed at trimming costs.

— TEEN DRIVER-FATALITY: An 18-year-old man is heading to prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his friend in southwest Ohio last year.

— EX-SPEAKER RETURN: Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s primary race for his old seat has narrowed to two candidates, though three still appear on the ballot.

— BED BUGS CLOSE SCHOOL: A northeastern Ohio high school is closed after officials say they found four bed bugs in the building.

— NUDE PHOTOS-TEEN ARRESTED: Police say a 17-year-old northeastern Ohio boy has been arrested after photos of more than a dozen girls were posted on a blog.

— DRILLING WASTEWATER-CRASH: Crews are working to clean up thousands of gallons of drilling wastewater that spilled into an Ohio reservoir after a truck hauling the toxic water overturned.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO: A school resource officer in southwest Ohio says he was ready for a shootout when he heard gunshots from the cafeteria.

— BOEHNER’S SEAT-VIDEO: The state’s elections chief has an educational video for voters who might think they’re seeing double on some western Ohio ballots.

— POLICE RELATIONS-OHIO: Ohio’s police training commission is studying additional requirements for prospective police officers, including a physical fitness test and stricter criminal background rules.

— LAKE ERIE-ICE: Weather officials say Lake Erie is almost entirely free of ice, in contrast to a year ago when it was nearly covered.

— OHIO CHAMBER-40 YEARS: A chamber of commerce in a growing suburban area along Interstate 75 in southwest Ohio is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

— EMBEZZLEMENT SUSPECT-HIKER: A federal judge in Ohio has rescheduled the sentencing of a Kentucky accountant who spent much of six years as a fugitive hiking the Appalachian Trail.

— TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE: A federal judge in Ohio has scheduled a hearing for a former deep-sea treasure hunter who was ordered jailed until he answers questions about the location of 500 gold coins recovered from a historic shipwreck.


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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.