BC-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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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




CINCINNATI — Things to Know about Ohio’s Republican delegation, all planning to go to Cleveland as votes for favorite son John Kasich. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos.




COLUMBUS — An 18-year-old woman accused of livestreaming the rape of her 17-year-old friend with a social media app was trying to record the assault as evidence, the woman’s attorney says in a defense that a prosecutor flatly dismissed. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 375 words, photos.


WESTLAKE — Police say a suburban Cleveland man had a friend pose as a threatening ex-convict during a test to see whether his teenagers would let a stranger into their home, prompting them to flee and call 911. The dad called the teen’s actions an “epic fail,” and the adults might face charges, police say. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by 7 p.m.



CINCINNATI — A consultant reviewing a university police department after an officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist says UC’s former police chief pushed aggressive use of traffic stops to look for guns and drugs. SENT: 310 words.


AKRON — History organizations in Ohio campaign to keep a tax checkoff program used to finance history-related projects. SENT: 300 words.



CLEVELAND — LeBron James has been in the shadows, somewhat overlooked. For months, the Cavaliers’ megastar has been slightly under the radar, if that’s even possible for one of the world’s most recognizable athletes. By Tom Withers. SENT: 830 words, photos.


— ZOO-POLAR BEAR CUB: A 5-month-old female polar bear cub has made quite a playful debut at an Ohio zoo. With video.

— POLICE OFFICER-WIFE’S DEATH: A former suburban Ohio police official who spent more than a decade behind bars for his wife’s death has been released from jail nearly a month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate a 2005 manslaughter conviction.

— MOTHER SLAIN-SENTENCE: A southwest Ohio man convicted of fatally stabbing his mother has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

— DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them is asking a judge to toss her confession, split the case into three trials and remove the death penalty as a possibility.

— MURDER CHARGE-RUPTURED TESTICLE: An Ohio man accused of kicking another man in his testicles has been charged with murder in the injured man’s death from resulting gangrene infection.

— INMATE DEATH-OHIO: Authorities say an inmate who died this week after corrections officers found him unconscious in his northeast Ohio jail cell had complained of chest pains.

— HEALTH OVERHAUL-OHIO: State officials are set to release proposed details of an effort to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.1 percent in March, matching the number from a year earlier.

— GM PLANT-CLEANUP: The certification that environmental cleanup work is done at a former General Motors plant in north-central Ohio has moved the property a step closer redevelopment.

— FATAL SHOOTING-BAR: Authorities say one man is dead and another is wounded following a shooting inside a Columbus bar.

— NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS: Federal forest authorities say Friday is opening day for more than 400 miles of designated trails in the Wayne National Forest.


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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.