AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
Good evening. 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. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SWAT STANDOFF-2 DEAD
CLEVELAND -- An Ohio police chief says two adult brothers suspected of killing their father and then fatally shooting themselves during a SWAT standoff were reclusive and paranoid, had no jobs and lived in a home their father had bought for them. Kevin Nietert, police chief in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid says he can only speculate why 31-year-old Michael Warn and 29-year-old Mark Warn would have killed 59-year-old Dr. Richard Warn at the podiatrist’s home. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 565 words. With AP Photos.
REPUBLICANS LEFT BEHIND
NEW YORK -- A growing number of Republicans are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump’s Republican Party. The majority of elected officials and candidates now follow the president with extraordinary loyalty, even if he strays far from the values and traditions they know and love. But the Republicans left behind are warning their party with increasing urgency, though it’s unclear whether anyone’s listening. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,130 words. With AP Photos.
INSTITUTIONS AND ABUSE
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say. By Tamara Lush. SENT: 1,160 words. With AP Photos.
FIRST ENERGY SUBSIDIARY-BANKRUPTCY
AKRON -- A recent ruling in federal bankruptcy court could mean higher rates for millions of Ohio electricity customers. A bankruptcy judge last week ruled that FirstEnergy Solutions was able to opt out of its share of costs as an owner of the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. FirstEnergy Solutions and other power companies in the state, including American Electric Power, Duke Energy and Dayton Power and Light, had shared ownership and debt costs for the plants as part of OVEC. SENT: 375 words.
EXCHANGE-INNER-CITY SWIM TEAM
CINCINNATI -- Community swim team in Cincinnati emphasizes community. By Carole Motsinger, Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 2,765 words.
WARREN -- A three-quarter traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The wall is displayed on the south lawn of Packard Music Hall in Warren and will be on display until Sunday. By Christina Raimey, Tribune-Chronicle. SENT: 530 words.
— SCENIC RAILROAD-ZEPHYR CARS: A tourist excursion railroad that operates in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has acquired four railcars dating back to the 1940s.
— SUSPECT SOUGHT-DEATH: A suspect who ran over and killed a man he had been arguing with at an interstate rest area between Akron and Cleveland is being sought by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
— MAN STEALS CRUISER: Authorities say a man being transferred by police to county sheriff’s deputies in Ohio jumped into a police cruiser and led officers and state Highway Patrol troopers on a dangerous high-speed chase on rain-slicked roads.
— FATAL STABBING-INFANT: A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his 1-year-old daughter in Ohio.
— OHIO PRIMARY-HOUSE SPECIAL: The window has opened for county election boards to begin the official count in Ohio’s deadlocked special congressional election.
— CHILD CARE-WEBSITE: Ohio is reminding parents it has a website where they can search for before- and after-school care. ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov is coordinated by the Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services and Education.
CLEVELAND -- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has returned to the team after being away to work on his health. The former Pro Bowl player has not been in training camp. He has been suspended by the NFL for most of the past five seasons for drug violations. By Tom Withers. SENT: 500 words. With AP Photos.
CLEVELAND — The Indians will retire Hall of Famer Jim Thome’s No. 25 jersey during pregame ceremonies before hosting the Orioles. Thome is Cleveland’s career home run leader and his powerful swing helped lift the Indians from laughingstock to one of baseball’s top teams in the 1990s. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6:30 p.m. With AP Photos.
MASON —Novak Djokovic tries to reach the finals of the Western & Southern Open — the only Masters event he’s never won. In the women’s bracket, top-ranked Simona Halep tries to reach the title match for the second straight year. By Joe Kay. 600 words by 5 p.m.
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