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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

February 5, 2018

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. Kantele Franko is on the desk starting at 6 a.m. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




President Donald Trump accused congressional Democrats on Monday of being “un-American” and perhaps even treasonous for refusing to cheer positive news during his State of the Union address, as he turned an appearance that was arranged to promote new tax cuts into a session on bashing the political opposition. By Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville. SENT: 950 words, photos.




A juror who voted for a death sentence 20 years ago is now asking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to spare the condemned killer. He says he felt compelled to follow the law when he voted in favor of execution for Raymond Tibbetts in 1997. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 610 words, photo.


A toddler who died after her mother found her on a porch in freezing temperatures had wandered from home when her father fell asleep, police in Ohio said Monday. SENT: 200 words.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A prosecutor has reviewed emails, recordings and testimony with jurors in an attempt to connect four former Pilot Flying J employees to a scheme to defraud trucking customers on fuel rebates. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits.


— TRUMP ACCUSER-CANDIDATE: A woman who during the 2016 election accused President Donald Trump of sexually harassing her more than a decade ago is running for a seat in Ohio’s legislature.

— BURIED BACKYARD BODY: The discovery of a body encased in concrete and buried in a backyard has led to murder charges against an Ohio man.

— NORTH KOREA-DETAINEE DEATH: The father of a college student from Ohio who died after being jailed in North Korea will visit South Korea this week to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence.

— VINTAGE AIRCRAFT-RESTAURANT: The I-X Center in Cleveland says it’s turning a Cold War-era aircraft into a stationary restaurant in a bid to attract visitors with a distinctive dining experience. With photos.

— CHILD IN ICY POND: Authorities say a 6-year-old boy who fell into a frozen Columbus pond was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water, and a police officer who tried to rescue him also was taken to a hospital.

— PLANE GOES OFF RUNWAY: A Cleveland airport closes while officials investigate what caused an airplane to slide off the runway.

— KROGER-EG GROUP SALE: British convenience store operator EG Group is buying Cincinnati-based Kroger’s convenience store unit for $2.15 billion as it expands into the U.S.

— POLICE OFFICER SHOT: A former Indianapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the shooting of a detective who was investigating a domestic violence incident involving the officer and his estranged wife.




The traditional February signing day is a bit anti-climactic this year because of a change in the recruiting calendar that enabled seniors to finalize their college choices in December during the new early signing period. That early signing period has created a less hectic atmosphere than usual he while putting more of a spotlight on the few remaining uncommitted elite prospects as they prepare to sign Wednesday. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 800 words, photos.


— BKC--MIAMI U-SZCZERBIAK: Miami University will welcome former RedHawks star Wally Szczerbiak when he returns to broadcast a basketball game Friday.


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