BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 575 words by 4 a.m., photo.




COLUMBUS — Republican Gov. John Kasich says he's focused on backing GOP candidates in down-ballot races this fall and wouldn't talk about providing any support for Donald Trump. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 415 words, photos.


— STATE FAIR-OHIO: Ohio's 163rd state fair features a visit from Gov. John Kasich and a variety of new attractions at the fairgrounds in Columbus.

— BKN--CAVALIERS-BUTTER SCULPTURE: Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title. AP Photos.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court reinstates charges of rape and kidnapping against a Cleveland man who argued a long delay in indicting him was unconstitutional. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 460 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — The state funeral board authorized its former director to practice law without a license by allowing her to negotiate violation settlements, the Ohio Attorney General's Office says. SENT: 265 words.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The water at a North Carolina whitewater recreation center will be treated with 10 times the amount of chlorine typically needed to kill a brain-eating amoeba to get rid of the microorganism that caused the death of a rafter from Westerville, Ohio last month, scientists say. SENT: 400 words.


AKRON — Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. jumped almost 4 percent Wednesday after it reported improved second quarter earnings, thanks to lower income tax expenses and increased demand for its higher-end tires. SENT: 215 words.


— SLAIN CYCLIST: A man accused of killing an Ohio college student who disappeared while riding her bicycle has been ordered to remain jailed after waiving a preliminary hearing on charges of aggravated murder and abduction.

— CHILDREN SHOT-COLUMBUS: An Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his young niece and wounding his nephew when he tried to "quiet them" is indicted on charges including aggravated murder.

— POKEMON PLAYER-CELLPHONE ROBBERY: Police say a man playing "Pokemon Go" in an Ohio park was robbed of his cellphone and shot three times.

— COURT ORDER-AIR CONDITIONING: Uncomfortable working conditions have prompted judges in a northeast Ohio county to order that courthouse air conditioning remain on throughout the day after it was switched off on warm afternoons as a cost-saving measure.

— CABINS-STATE PARKS: Ohio's prisons system and natural resources department sign an agreement allowing inmates to build new versions of the state's most popular park cabin.

— OHIO BUDGET-RAINY DAY FUND: The state budget office says it has deposited $29.5 million in Ohio's rainy-day fund, taking its total to more than $2 billion.

— CINCINNATI-FIREFIGHTER DEATH: An investigation into a deadly blaze says a series of mistakes by fire crews led to poor visibility for rescuers, including a veteran Cincinnati firefighter who died when he plunged into a fifth-floor elevator shaft.

— POLITICS-BAR SHOOTING: A heated argument over presidential politics turned violent at a bar in Cleveland, leaving one man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

— VOTER ROLLS-LAWSUIT: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is slated to hear arguments over the way swing state Ohio maintains its voter rolls.

— JUDICIAL COLLEGE-40 YEARS: The Ohio Supreme Court is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the state's continuing education program for judges.

— NOTRE DAME-BAND FACILITY: An Ohio couple has donated $5 million to the University of Notre Dame for a marching band practice field.

— SALAD RECALL-MEIJER: Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. says some salads and sandwiches that it sells are being recalled due to a potential risk of salmonella contamination.


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.