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. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI — Federal authorities say a suburban Cincinnati man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol during the president’s state of the union address kept trying from behind bars to incite others to violence in support of the Islamic State group. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s state pharmacy board says use of a state website intended to help curb misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers continues to rise after a crackdown effort. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 300 words by noon.




CINCINNATI — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to charges that he plotted attacks against a member of the U.S. military and a police station in support of the Islamic State group is sentenced to 20 years in prison. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 580 words, photos.




WASHINGTON — The airline that ships packages for Amazon and DHL says it is seeking a court order to get striking pilots back to work as the busy holiday shipping season kicks off. A decision by a judge was expected Wednesday. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: May be updated.


SPRINGFIELD — The case of a 16-year-old boy accused of killing his 14-year-old brother after an argument over Halloween candy is being moved from juvenile court to adult court. SENT: 240 words.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man who aligned himself with the hacker group Anonymous pleads guilty to conspiring to hack an online account to draw attention to a 2012 high school rape case in Ohio and to gain publicity for his online persona. SENT: 300 words.


LAS VEGAS — Businesses around the country cheer a court decision blocking the Obama administration’s sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered employees to stick to a strict 40-hour workweek to avoid costs they expected to incur starting next week. By Michelle Rindels. SENT: 820 words, photos.


— GIRL FOUND DEAD: Authorities in Ohio say a 4-year-old girl found dead in a home had suffered several blunt-force injuries and showed signs of neglect, and malnourishment.

— DAD-OVERDOSE DEATH: Police in Cleveland say a 4-year-old found his father dead of a suspected overdose.

— SCHOOL EXPLOSIVE-TEEN CHARGED: An Akron teen who police say threw a lit firecracker hidden inside a glue stick at a teacher in retaliation for issuing him a suspension has been criminally charged.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY: Family and supporters of Tamir Rice staged a sit-in outside Cleveland’s First District Police Headquarters to mark the two-year anniversary of when the 12-year-old was fatally shot by an officer.

— COLLEGE-RACIST POSTERS: Administrators and students at Miami University have expressed concern after several white nationalist posters started appearing on the Oxford school’s campus.

— BAR FIGHT-COVER-UP: A Cleveland police officer has pleaded not guilty to ordering a woman to delete cellphone video of a fight between a bar employee and a customer.

— OHIO RIVER-OIL SPILL: Federal authorities say a Duke Energy subsidiary has agreed to plead guilty to negligent discharge of fuel oil and pay a $1 million fine plus restitution for a 2014 spill into the Ohio River near Cincinnati.

— HOLIDAY TRAVEL: Ohioans traveling during Thanksgiving won’t be lonely on the roads, as auto club AAA is predicting the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in the state since 2005.

— WEAPONS STOLEN: Police say seven firearms and other items were stolen from a Cleveland home whose residents describe themselves as “doomsday preppers” who prepare for the possibility of war.

— ROBBERY DEATH-SLAPPED GUN: Police in Cleveland say a convenience store employee was killed during a robbery when he tried to slap away a robber’s gun and it fired, hitting him in the chest.

— SURVEILLANCE CAMERA REGISTRY: A new voluntary registry of video surveillance cameras in the county that includes Cleveland is intended to help solve and deter crime throughout that area.

— GIRL IN BASEMENT: An Ohio man who denied allegations of imprisoning and raping a teenage relative has changed attorneys again, and his newly appointed lawyer is one he previously fired.

— HONDA-NEW CRV: Honda says global mass production of the new version of its CR-V has begun in Ohio.

— WENDY’S PARKING LOT SHOOTING: A man has been killed and a 17-year-old wounded in a shooting in the parking lot of a Columbus Wendy’s.

— RIG COUNT: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 593.


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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.