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. Andrew Welsh Huggins, interim AP Ohio 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — A look in question-and-answer form at an ACLU lawsuit against the city of Cleveland alleging its protest rules violate free speech rights. By Mark Gillispie. About 500 words.



COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoes a bill that could have made it harder for people to get a court order to keep polling places open late on Election Day in the key swing state. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 560 words, photos.


— OHIO VOTING-THE LATEST: The latest developments in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto of legislation that creates a process for extending hours at polling places on Election Day. SENT: 300 words.


COLUMBUS — Anti-Donald Trump groups, organizations against racism and a church that expresses its opposition to homosexuality by picketing soldiers’ funerals are among protest groups receiving the first permits ahead of next month’s Republican National Convention. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 300 words.


HAMILTON — A teen student who opened fire in a school cafeteria, injuring four, complained about his home life, telling investigators he was often grounded and pressured about his grades and doing chores. SENT: 310 words, photos.


ABUJA, Nigeria — A Nigerian lawmaker accuses the U.S. Embassy of defamation following its complaint that he and another colleague tried to hire sex workers while on a State Department exchange program in Ohio. By Haruna Umar. SENT: 220 words.


— GEORGE VOINOVICH-FUNERAL: George Voinovich, the former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, has been laid to rest.

— LEE ENTERPRISES-PUBLISHER: Lee Enterprises says it has appointed Roy D. Biondi as publisher of its newspapers in Waterloo-Cedar Falls and Mason City, Iowa.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: Officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate ticked down slightly in May, though it’s up from a year ago.

— POLICE SHOOTING-MAN KILLED: A sheriff says an officer fatally shot a man armed with a gun after deputies went to the man’s northwest Ohio home to check on reports that someone at that location might harm himself or others.

— TRAFFIC STOP-OFFICERS HURT: Officials say two Cleveland police officers were hurt during a traffic stop when a man sped off, ramming two police cruisers.

— MALNOURISHED TEEN DEATH: A nurse has been sentenced to serve two years of probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges in the 2011 malnutrition death of an Ohio teenager who had cerebral palsy.

— DEFENSE ATTORNEY-MONEY LAUNDERING: A northeast Ohio defense attorney is facing up to two decades in federal prison after he was convicted of agreeing to launder $20,000 for a confidential informant who was posing as a cocaine dealer.

— SWINGERS CLUBS-SETTLEMENT: A suburban township has settled a lawsuit by Indiana-based adult club owners who had planned to open a swingers club in southwest Ohio.

— PRIDE PARADE-CINCINNATI: City officials say they have measures in place to ensure safety at an upcoming Cincinnati parade and related events celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

— OHIO STATEHOUSE SECURITY: Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse will see increased security procedures beginning next month.

— RIVER CLEANUPS: Cleanup day is coming this weekend for the Ohio River as well as the Kentucky River.


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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.