BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
Good afternoon. 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. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark Gillispie will be on the desk at 8 a.m.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DEATH PENALTY-JUROR’S REGRET
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Parole Board on Thursday heard from a juror who recommended that a convicted killer be sentenced to death, but now believes he should be spared. The former juror said he was “frankly upset” to read information last year about the terrible childhood of the man he and 11 other jurors recommended be executed two decades ago. By Andrew Welsh Huggins. SENT: 560 words
DEATH PENALTY-JUROR’s REGRET-THE LATEST
CINCINNATI — Federal appeals judges said Thursday they’re considering asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can ever gain parole. The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Cincinnati heard arguments in the case of Cyntoia Brown, who has attracted celebrity support. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 360 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who helped save Scalise’s life last June, has watched those attacks unfold with the acute sensitivity of a mass shooting survivor. By Matthew Daly and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 980 words, photos.
— STANDOFF-TWO DEAD: Authorities say deputies in a standoff at an Ohio home with a man wanted on an arrest warrant fatally shot him and then found another man dead inside the home.
— MISSING OFFICIAL: Ohio’s criminal investigative agency will probe the death of a township trustee whose body was found in a lake last year with multiple stab wounds.
— STANDOFF-SHOTS FIRED: A southwest Ohio sheriff says a man who fired at deputies and allegedly killed his girlfriend’s mother during an hours-long standoff is suspected of fatally shooting another woman earlier.
— FORMER MAYOR-CONVICTION: A former northeast Ohio mayor found guilty of running an illegal gambling house and taking bribes in exchange for jobs is appealing his conviction.
— AX-WIELDING MAN KILLED: Police say an Ohio man shot and killed another man who was attacking a woman with an ax.
— ESCAPED WOMAN: An Ohio man who thought he was helping give a nurse a ride says he later realized the woman was wearing a jail uniform, and she was handcuffed behind her back.
— TRASH PICKUP-HOMELESS: A program to pay homeless people to pick up trash in an Ohio neighborhood could begin soon.
— KROGER-SHUTTER: National grocery chain Kroger will shutter all stores in North Carolina’s Triangle region in a move that will affect around 1,500 workers.
— CLEAN AIR-MARYLAND LAWSUIT: A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland’s request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland’s air quality problems.
BBA--INDIANS MOVES: The Cleveland Indians have activated outfielder Brandon Guyer from the 10-day disabled list and designated Melky Cabrera for assignment.
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