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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Ohio Republicans got another reminder that their outspoken, now-official presidential nominee overhangs their own campaigns after another divisive distraction with his criticism of a slain Muslim soldier’s parents. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.




COLUMBUS — Two years after a white policeman fatally shot a 22-year-old black man in an Ohio Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle that he had picked up from a store 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. SENT: 410 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — A 14-year-old Ohio girl fatally shot her father in the head as he slept to stop him from abusing her family, her attorney says. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 350 words.


BOSTON — Now you see them; now you don’t. Pop-up storefronts and eateries have been around for years, but entrepreneurs increasingly are taking the concept in new and unexpected directions. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 690 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year. By Erica Werner. SENT: 700 words, photo.


— MISSING TEEN-GRAND TETON: A search for a 16-year-old girl from Cincinnati has entered a second day in Grand Teton National Park.

— DISMEMBERED WOMAN-OVERDOSE: Authorities say an Ohio man now charged with corpse abuse confessed that he dismembered a companion’s body after she overdosed on narcotics, then buried the missing woman’s remains in West Virginia.

— AIRPORT-TWO CRASHES: The fuel tanks at a southwest Ohio county airport have been shut off pending investigation after two small aircrafts that refueled there separately experienced engine trouble and crashed.

— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-FATALS: Authorities say three people arrested in the slayings of two men in a drive-by shooting have been charged with aggravated murder in southwestern Ohio.

— DOUBLE SLAYING-INDICTMENT: A man accused in the fatal shootings of two men in the parking lot of a car rental business in central Ohio has been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder.

— TEEN DIES-ASSAULT: A man accused of severely beating his 16-year-old girlfriend as she left a Cincinnati-area nightclub has been charged with murder and other counts months after the teenager died.

— REHIRED AFTER STABBING: A motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run has been identified as a former Cleveland police officer who was fired after she stabbed and wounded her boyfriend.

— PIZZA ATM-COLLEGE: Customers will soon be able to get pizza from an ATM at one Ohio University.

— SALES TAX HOLIDAY-OHIO: Shoppers in Ohio are getting a three-day break from the state’s sales tax as students prepare to head back to school.


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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.