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

May 14, 2018

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. Kantele Franko is on the desk at 8 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Republicans in the Ohio House are slated to vote Tuesday on their pick for a new House speaker after previous leader Cliff Rosenberger resigned amid an FBI inquiry surrounding his activities. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., updated from vote, timing uncertain, developed on merits.




A 16-year-old Ohio boy who got pinned in the back seat of his minivan and died despite voice-dialing 911 was unable to communicate properly with dispatchers because his phone was in his back pocket, according to an initial police investigation. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 600 words, photos.


MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in February 2017 chartered the state airplane on state taxpayers’ dime to fly with two other Republican lawmakers and five staff members to meet with GOP colleagues in Ohio. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 615 words, photo.


— DEPUTY SHOT-OHIO: An Ohio sheriff’s office says a deputy who tried to make a traffic stop was shot in the lower abdomen by a driver who was then killed amid gunfire from other officers responding to the scene.

— PASTORS-SEX CHARGES: One of three Ohio pastors accused of conspiring to recruit teenage girls to have sex with them has pleaded guilty to federal charges, including child sex trafficking.

— ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL-METH: Police in Ohio say they found meth in the office of a former elementary school assistant principal who is now charged with possession.

— NURSING HOME SHOOTING-MEMORIAL: An Ohio village that lost its police chief in a nursing home shooting that left four people dead a year ago has unveiled a monument to serve as a tribute.

— BUS DRIVER-PERFECT RECORD: A 64-year-old bus driver for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has logged an estimated 1.2 million miles over four decades without causing an accident, and officials say it’s the longest preventable accident-free streak in the RTA’s history. With photo.

— CHOCOLATE COMPANY HACKED: Malley’s Chocolates is warning 3,400 online customers that their credit or debit card information might have been compromised by a computer hacker in March, during the Ohio candy company’s busy weeks before Easter.

— METH SPILL-JAIL CLOSED: A western Ohio jail has reopened weeks after a methamphetamine spill sickened more than a dozen sheriff’s deputies and temporarily closed the facility.

— AKRON NEWSPAPER-PUBLISHER: The new publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal and its digital site, Ohio.com, will be the man who holds that title for eight other newspapers in GateHouse Media’s Ohio group.




Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA’s eyes turn to the future this week. The draft lottery is Tuesday night, and then about 70 players will partake in the draft combine that starts on Wednesday. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 700 words, photos.


— FBN--BROWNS-JACKSON’S JUMP: Browns coach Hue Jackson is keeping his promise to jump into Lake Erie.


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