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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Two years after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in a Dayton-area Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle picked up from a shelf, the U.S. Department of Justice has yet to conclude its investigation and won’t say why, despite the family’s push for an update. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 a.m.




CLEVELAND — A North Carolina man arrested Thursday on accusations that he tried to recruit people to join the Islamic State group had communicated with one of two men shot dead by a police officer in Garland, Texas, during an attack at an event where the Prophet Muhammad was being depicted in cartoons, the FBI says. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 725 words.


PIKETON — Investigators confirm they’re operating under the theory that there were multiple attackers in the slayings of eight people from one Ohio family, a possibility they’ve noted for months. SENT: 275 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest online charter school has taken its dispute with the state over access to attendance records to the courts and the airwaves. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 515 words.


CLEVELAND — Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, who served nine terms representing Ohio in Congress before retiring out of frustration with partisan gridlock, dies at age 62 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. SENT: 470 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police officer who already faced an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a fellow officer now faces additional charges in that incident. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 525 words by 6:30 p.m.


ALPENA, Mich. — A Michigan-based research vessel that’s been operating on the Great Lakes since 1947 has made its last official voyage and will be converted into a museum exhibit. SENT: 290 words.


— HATE CRIME CHARGES: Federal authorities say two white Ohio men suspected of a beating a stranger because he is black have been indicted on a federal hate crime charge.

— MURDER CASE-EXTRADITION: A man charged with murder in the 2012 slaying of his wife in Ohio and recently extradited back to the state from his native Canada is scheduled for a court hearing in Toledo.

— OHIO VOTING-CHALLENGES: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is hearing arguments in two cases that challenge voting rules in the key presidential battleground of Ohio.

— WANDERING CHILD IN WOODS: Authorities say a 4-year-old girl who apparently wandered from her Ohio home was found alone in a wooded area hours later, and her parents have been charged with child endangering.

— SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION-SETTLEMENT: The Ohio School Facilities Commission and an architect will pay a contractor $2 million to settle breach of contract claims stemming from the construction of dormitories at the Ohio State School for the Blind and the Ohio School for the Deaf.

— HIT-SKIP-MOTORCYCLIST KILLED: Investigators are searching for the person behind the wheel of a car that they say fatally struck a motorcyclist and fled the scene in Cleveland.

— EXOTIC ANIMALS-CRACKDOWN: Thirteen bears seized by authorities or surrendered by owners in Ohio have a new home in Colorado

— MINIMUM WAGE-CLEVELAND: A union-backed group seeking to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Cleveland is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to put the issue on the November ballot.


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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.