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 is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI — One year after FBI agents converged in a suburban gun shop's parking lot to arrest a young man accusing of plotting to launch a terrorist attack in the nation's Capitol, a trial date or even whether there will be at trial remains unknown. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 a.m., photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio's secretary of state plans to discuss some of his priorities and initiatives for the presidential election year during a speech to local election officials in the perennial battleground state. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 a.m., to be updated after 3 p.m. EST speech; then 300 words by 6 p.m.



TOLEDO — A long-running battle over dumping sediment dredged from Cleveland's harbor into Lake Erie still doesn't seem settled even after Congress weighed in on the debate. By John Seewer. SENT: 450 words.


CLEVELAND —A medical examiner on Tuesday identified the two adults from a family of four who died when their suburban home exploded and caught fire but was still working to confirm the identities of their daughters. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 350 words.

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COLUMBUS —A woman's ex-boyfriend forced his way into her apartment early Tuesday and fatally stabbed her and her two children before being critically injured in a knife fight with her current boyfriend, police said. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 230 words.

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CINCINNATI — An armed man who believed he was confronting an intruder in the basement of his home Tuesday morning instead fatally shot his 14-year-old son, who was supposed to be on his way to school, police said. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 370 words.

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CINCINNATI —Two officers fatally shot a robbery suspect who pointed a weapon later determined to be a BB pistol at them, a police chief said Tuesday. SENT: 445 words. By Lisa Cornwell.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Snow squalls fueled by winds gusting up to 40 mph created blinding conditions on Indiana highways Tuesday, leading to several multi-vehicle pileups include two involving dozens of vehicles that closed Interstate 74 in the southeastern corner of the state, authorities said. SENT: 300 words.


NEW YORK — The retailer Express is raising its fourth-quarter and full-year profit forecasts, citing its performance during the critical holiday season and expectations for the remainder of the period. SENT: 160 words.


TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey could become the second state to raise the smoking age to 21, as part of a movement that's been spurred in part by a major study released last year and a sharp increase in electronic cigarette use among young people. By Ben Finley. SENT: 590 words.


WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill blocking new Obama administration regulations designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams. SENT: 130 words. Update planned.


— FACEBOOK-MUGSHOT-SELFIE — Police in western Ohio say a man with an arrest warrant told them he didn't like the mugshots they were using, so he sent them a selfie.

— FATAL CRASH-SENTENCING: A northeastern Ohio man is heading to prison for an October 2014 crash that killed a 21-year-old woman and injured three others.

— OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY-FINES: The Ohio Republican Party has agreed to pay a fine for failing to disclose more than $70,000 in political receipts in 2014.

— CONVICTIONS OVERTURNED: A state budgetary panel has approved transferring over $851,000 to compensate two Ohio men who say they were wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years in a Portage County woman's 1988 slaying.

— PHARMACIES-NARCAN: A pharmacy in a southwest Ohio county hit hard by deadly heroin overdoses has become one of the first in the state approved to dispense a potentially life-saving heroin overdose medicine.

— WRIGHT STATE-ETHICS PROBE: Ohio's House speaker has ordered an ethics investigation into whether a consultant for Wright State University possibly advised the school's president to offer to throw him a major fundraiser while he was advocating for state money.

— UNIVERSITY-TOBACCO BAN: A new survey suggests that a smoking ban implemented at Ohio University six months ago has been successful at cutting into the use of tobacco on campus.

— ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY: The addresses of victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes would be shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

— STATE OF UNION-OHIO GUESTS: The city of Columbus' newly elected mayor and former mayor will be attending President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

— GOP 2016-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) is visiting Nevada a day after qualifying for Thursday's Republican presidential debate, the last faceoff before the first voting begins in under a month.


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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.