AP-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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk starting 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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




NELSONVILLE — A convicted killer serving 18 years to life escapes from a southeast Ohio prison, provoking a manhunt and the closure of a nearby college. SENT: 360 words. AP photos.





TOLEDO — The U.S. Department of Agriculture adds more money for efforts in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to cut farm runoff that feeds harmful algae in Lake Erie. By John Seewer. SENT: 400 words.


NEW YORK — Though congressional Republicans’ bid to defund Planned Parenthood was vetoed by President Barack Obama, anti-abortion activists and politicians are achieving a growing portion of their goal with an aggressive state-by-state strategy. Over the past year, Ohio and other states have sought to halt or reduce public funding for Planned Parenthood. By David Crary. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.


CLEVELAND — The mayor of Youngstown and the former Mahoning County auditor are sentenced to a year’s probation after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a lengthy corruption investigation. SENT: 350 words.


COLUMBUS — An attorney says candidates for public office in Ohio can lie and get away with it under a recently upheld 2014 federal court ruling that struck down state law banning false statements in campaigns. SENT: 360 words.


COLUMBUS — Education officials in Ohio ask parents, teachers and other residents to help refine learning standards in the state. SENT: 220 words.


Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who was born in Ohio and used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire, has died. She was 92. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 670 words, photos.


— LAWMAKER IMPERSONATION CASE: A teenager who toured an Ohio high school while posing as a state senator has pleaded guilty to impersonating a peace officer.

— SHACKLING OF JUVENILES: The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted an administrative rule that would restrict the use of shackles on juveniles during court proceedings.

— CAR IN RIVER: Officials have identified the body of a man that was recovered from a car that fell from an Ohio River bridge near Cincinnati and went into the water.

— BUS OVERTURNS: Authorities say eight people were injured when a bus overturned in Akron.

— INTERSTATE 71 CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say late-night motorists could encounter short-term full closures of Interstate 71 this week in southwest Ohio for construction work.

— OHIO VETERANS-HALL OF FAME: The state has installed a new touch-screen kiosk at the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame that features hundreds of photos and bios of its honorees.

— OHIO SCHOOLS CHIEF-RETIREMENT: Ohio’s state school board says the deadline to apply for superintendent is April 8 — but so far no one has put in for it.


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.