BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:30 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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TOLEDO — The circumstances, separated by 26 years, are chilling. A man who spent three years in prison after attacking a young woman biking alone down a lonely country road in 1990 is charged with abduction again and is likely to face new charges after authorities believe found the body of a college student last seen pedaling along a road surrounded by cornfields. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

EDITORS: Item slugged HEALTH INSURANCE CO-OP-OHIO will not move.




COLUMBUS — Once she clinches the Democratic presidential nomination this week, Hillary Clinton plans to take advantage of Ohio’s many elected women to make the case for America’s first female president. But it’s actually Republicans who have put more women in high places in the battleground state. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 350 words.



Hillary Clinton may be closer than ever to shattering what she famously called “the highest, hardest glass ceiling,” but women in the U.S. remain significantly underrepresented at all levels of elected office. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 1,500 words, photos, glance. Moved on national wire. An abridged version has also moved.


CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Democrats insist they are unified even as leaked emails open new rifts in their national party as the Philadelphia convention gets underway. By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 290 words. AP photos.


COLUMBUS — Another labor union is backing Republican Rob Portman over rival Ted Strickland in Ohio’s closely watched contest for U.S. Senate. The announcement from the Ohio Conference of Teamsters was an important campaign endorsement for Portman and a political blow to Strickland. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 250 words.


CLEVELAND — Two refrigerator trucks filled with cases of donated bottled water, sports drinks and corned beef sandwiches were being driven from a Cleveland police union hall to Philadelphia on Monday to give to law enforcement officers providing security during the Democratic National Convention in that city. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 250 words.


TOLEDO — Officials say Toledo collected almost $630,000 in fines during its first four months of using hand-held cameras to catch speeding drivers, providing a financial boost for a city facing budget troubles. SENT: 310 words.


HAMILTON — A man accused in a southwestern Ohio bar shooting that left his brother dead and several others wounded has been charged with murder and assault. SENT: 200 words.


MANSFIELD— A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen. SENT: 180 words, photo. A version of this story was sent on Ohio services on Sunday.


— HEAT-DOG DEATHS: Police say 14 dogs died after air conditioning failed in the truck they were housed in for a dog show in northern Indiana.

— CHILD DEATH-PARENTS CHARGED: An attorney says a Cincinnati woman charged with murder after her 2-year-old daughter died of starvation and blunt-force injury has a low IQ and what he describes as “the mentality of a child.”

— HEALTH WORKFORCE-OHIO: Eighteen universities, medical schools and hospitals in Ohio have been awarded almost $4.8 million in federal funds as part of an effort to boost access to primary care.

— YOUNGSTOWN STATE-DONATIONS: Leaders of the private entity that fundraises for Youngstown State University are crediting the school’s president for helping to boost donations.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio continue to fall going into the workweek.


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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.