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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — A condemned Ohio killer who shot two people to death in back-to-back robberies over two days asks the state parole board to spare his life. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 490 words, photos.




KETTERING — Police say they found two children and two adults stabbed at a southwestern Ohio home when they responded to a family disturbance, and one of the adults is a suspect. SENT: 260 words.


— TRUMP-TRAVEL BAN-OHIO UNIVERSITY: About 70 people protesting President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations were arrested at Ohio University after they refused to leave a sit-in demonstration.

— TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-OHIO: The city council has declared Cincinnati as a “sanctuary city,” a label that isn’t legally defined but typically indicates reduced cooperation with federal immigration authorities on some matters involving people who are in the U.S. illegally.

— SIBLINGS SHOOTING DEATH: Police say a 14-year-old Ohio girl told them she fatally shot her 15-year-old brother after they fought over a video-game system and he repeatedly hit her in the face.

— FATAL OVERDOSE-PREGNANT WOMAN: Authorities say a Warren man accused of selling a woman a fatal dose of fentanyl has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in her death and the death of her fetus.

— CATHOLIC CHARITIES-MONEY TAKEN: Another former employee has been charged with stealing money from Cleveland Catholic Charities.

— ENQUIRER PRESIDENT: The Gannett Co. Inc. has announced a new regional president to lead The Cincinnati Enquirer and other Ohio news outlets.

— WWII CHAPLAINS HONORED A national ceremony held in Dayton will honor four U.S. Army chaplains who helped save other soldiers before dying on an Army transport ship hit by a German torpedo in World War II.

— OVERDOSES-CARFENTANIL: Police in southern Ohio are investigating a rash of overdoses over the span of two days.

— INFANT DEATH-MAN SENTENCED: A Dayton man found guilty on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of a 6-week-old girl has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

— POWELL-TOBACCO: A Columbus suburb is considering joining other cities that have raised the legal age limit to buy tobacco products to 21.

— CINCINNATI FIRE CHIEF: Cincinnati’s fire chief has notified city officials he intends to retire in April after six years of leading the fire department.

— GROUNDHOG DAY-OHIO: Pennsylvania has Punxsutawney Phil, Ohio has Buckeye Chuck, and both groundhogs this year predict six more weeks of winter.


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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.