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. Kantele Franko will be on the desk at 6 a.m. Tuesday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Defense attorneys for death row inmates and lawyers for Ohio’s prisons agency square off in a four-day trial in federal court over the state’s latest changes to the process for putting condemned prisoners to death. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words by 1 a.m. Tuesday. UPCOMING: 130-word update from beginning of trial scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by 450 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos.




CLEVELAND — A bag that washed ashore near a private harbor has been confirmed as coming from a small plane carrying six people that disappeared over Lake Erie near Cleveland, authorities said Monday as they resumed a search for the missing aircraft. SENT: 350 words. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — An Ohio law requiring that patients be informed of costs before receiving non-emergency medical treatment has been delayed from taking effect amid a pending lawsuit. SENT: 330 words.



BRYAN — Authorities say an Ohio man has been hospitalized and faces multiple felony counts after what they call “a crime spree” across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. SENT: 250 words.


BUCYRUS — A one-time death row inmate in Ohio whose sentence was commuted to life in prison has asked a judge for a new trial based on concerns that have surfaced about a former state crime lab worker. SENT: 360 words.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s higher education leaders want the state to give its public universities more money in the next budget. SENT: 260 words.



PATASKALA — Eight-year-old Braxton Long had already become a prominent figure in his small community in Licking County, and he had already made a habit of looking out for others. All the Pataskala Division of Police did was to make it official. By Michael Huson. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 460 words.


UNDATED — Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers.


__ POLICE SHOOTING-DOMESTIC CALL: Police in a Cincinnati suburb say an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call fatally shot a man who had a gun.

__ RURAL ARSONS: Four people who prosecutors say were involved in a string of fires in northwestern Ohio have now been sentenced.

__ SHERIFF-CORRUPTION CHARGES: An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Ohio sheriff imprisoned for public corruption.

__ RESTAURANT SHOOTING: A judge says a wrongful death lawsuit can continue in the case of a woman fatally shot by her husband along with her two daughters at a Cleveland-area restaurant.

__ LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE-LAWSUIT: Seven Lucas County employees who became sick after exposure to a rare form of Legionnaires’ bacteria have filed a lawsuit.

__ FIRE CHIEF-ARREST: A southwest Ohio fire chief is on administrative leave pending investigation of charges that he operated a vehicle under the influence.

__ OHIO TURNPIKE-CONSTRUCTION: Transportation officials say they’re going to reduce construction on the Ohio Turnpike in 2017.

__ ATV CRASH-DEATH: A man is killed after an all-terrain vehicle accident in West Harrison, Indiana, along the Ohio state line.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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.