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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — The budget plan Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to introduce Monday is likely to contain agency cuts, tax changes and fee adjustments as the Republican grapples to navigate declining revenue projections and a balanced-budget mandate. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words by 4 p.m.

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CINCINNATI — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is trying to prove to the people who will determine his future that he’s making up for his latest mistakes in a career marked by legal troubles. His team, the NFL and a county prosecutor all have decisions to make about how to discipline Jones, who is getting treatment for alcohol and anger issues as he stands accused of scuffling with a security guard and police and spitting on a jail nurse. Authorities say the confrontation started when Jones started pounding on doors at a hotel near the Bengals’ stadium. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 430 words, AP Photos NY152.


CLEVELAND — An internal medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic was among those refused entry to the United States under an executive order by President Donald Trump that prompted protests and criticism from Ohio elected officials Sunday. SENT: 480 words.


CLEVELAND — Ohio health agencies have struggled to investigate childhood lead poisoning cases and thousands of referrals were left without investigation in recent years, according to a newspaper review of data on the performance of more than a dozen of the state’s health districts. SENT: 310 words.


NEWARK — Utica police dog Blaze knows a little something about forbidden love. A 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, Blaze was content to chase birds in the backyard at home and fight crime with police officers at work. By Jennifer Smola, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 540 words, AP Photo OHCOL101.

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— OHIO TURNPIKE: The Ohio Turnpike says a record of 54.9 million vehicles traveled last year on the 241-mile toll road that crosses the state. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission reports that the total beat the previous record in 2015, which was 53.4 million.

— WATER TRAIL: Several groups in northwestern Ohio are taking steps to designate the Maumee River a state water trail to promote kayaking and canoeing.

— FATAL SHOOTING: Columbus police are seeking more information on who fatally shot a man on the city’s West side.

— PEDESTRIAN STRUCK-BUS: The driver of an RTA bus in Cleveland that struck a pedestrian who later died has been fired.

— HOMEBODY BURGLAR: Police say an Ohio burglar made himself at home in houses he broke into by cooking and showering before leaving.


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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.