AP-OH-BC–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 starting at 6 a.m. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORIES:

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 480 words.

WITH:

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO-GLANCE.

LEAD PAINT-HOMES

TOLEDO — Ohio is compiling a list of homes where lead paint hazards haven’t been fixed in a move to speed up the work and stop landlords from moving in new tenants. By John Seewer. SENT: 340 words.

AMISH BUGGY SAFETY

CONGRESS — Members of an especially conservative Amish group in northeast Ohio are adding more reflective features to their black, horse-drawn buggies to increase visibility after some serious crashes. SENT: 250 words, photos.

CONGRESS-COAL MINERS

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — More than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage was set to expire this month will instead see that coverage extended permanently under the new congressional spending plan, West Virginia lawmakers said Monday. By Michael Virtanen. SENT: 580 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: A grand jury has concluded no charges should be filed against an Ohio police officer who fatally shot a man authorities say was charging him with a butcher knife.

— TANKER CRASH-EXPLOSION: Part of Interstate 75 in Ohio could be closed for days after police say a car going the wrong direction crashed into a truck carrying gasoline, sparking a huge fireball and killing one person. Pursuing photos.

— OFF-DUTY POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say an off-duty Cleveland police officer is on paid administrative leave after shooting at a car near downtown.

— XGR–OHIO BUDGET: The state budget bill headed for final committee approval in the House would seize some control over Ohio’s Medicaid expansion from the governor and give it to state lawmakers.

— SIBLINGS ADOPTED-OHIO FAMILY: Six siblings who wanted to remain together have gotten their wish, thanks to their recent adoption by a couple with five biological children of their own.

— QUADRUPLETS-IVY LEAGUE: Quadruplets from a Cincinnati suburb are more in sync than their age. They’ve chosen to attend Yale University together over other top schools in the country, including Harvard and Stanford. With photo.

— CLEVELAND CLINIC-EXECUTIVE: A medical executive who’s on President Donald Trump’s council of business leaders plans to step down as the Cleveland Clinic’s president and chief executive.

— WHEAT DECLINE: Ohio farmers are following a national trend by planting the fewest acres of wheat in state history but are expected to plant a record amount of soybeans this year.

— INMATE DEATH: Officials say a Sandusky County jail inmate died days after he was found hanging in his cell.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio are down compared with a week ago, leaving them near where they were at this time last year.

— NUXHALL MURAL: The “Ol’ Lefthander,” Joe Nuxhall, is being honored with a vibrant mural on the side of a Hamilton sporting goods store.

— UNIVERSITY-HOLIDAY SHUTDOWN: The University of Toledo in Ohio will close campus buildings during the winter holidays.

SPORTS:

FBN–NEW-LOOK BENGALS

CINCINNATI — With their first two picks in the draft, the Bengals gave their offense a whole new look — and some unwanted attention as well. By Joe Kay. SENT: 620 words, photos.

HKN–SABRES SEARCH

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have interviewed at least six general manager candidates in the first phase of a search process that is not yet completed. By John Wawrow. SENT: 540 words.

FBC–AMERICAN-STRATEGIC PLAN

HARTFORD, Conn. — The American Athletic Conference wants to be considered a power conference and released a strategic plan on Monday designed to help it improve its stature. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 420 words, photos.

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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.