BC-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. Mark Gillispie takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 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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OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE-AD DISPUTE
COLUMBUS -- Lawyers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray are demanding that Ohio television stations pull a Republican Governors Association ad alleging a consumer agency Cordray led secretly collected and left vulnerable Americans’ personal financial data. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 340 words.
CINCINNATI -- A member of a civil rights group says the scope of an order banning homeless encampments throughout a southwest Ohio county is “troubling.” By Angie Wang. SENT: 500 words.
UNDATED -- In the same week as the four-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Missouri, a city councilman ousted the veteran prosecutor who failed to indict the white police officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old. Wesley Bell’s victory is the latest win for Black Lives Matter as the movement has shifted from protest to local politics in recent years. Voters concerned with the killing of unarmed black people by police have made their voices heard from Chicago to Ferguson to Cleveland. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,000 words. With AP Photos.
— MOTHER KILLED-SON ARRESTED: Authorities say an Ohio man who confessed to killing his mother with a machete has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges.
— LAKE ERIE ALGAE: Ohio’s fourth-largest city and one of its suburbs are backing a federal lawsuit that’s seeking to force action on Lake Erie’s persistent algae problem.
— GUN SALE LAWSUIT: The family of a man fatally shot with a black-powder revolver has sued the retailer that sold the weapon saying the killer’s violent past should have precluded the sale.
— BABY BORN IN TOILET: Police say a newborn baby boy found inside a toilet at an Ohio Burger King is expected to survive.
— SHOT BY POLICE-CHARGES: Felony charges have been dropped against one man while a jury has acquitted his brother of similar charges filed after an Ohio police officer shot them multiple times from behind on a busy city street.
— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities say a man who emerged from a hotel room in Ohio’s capital city and fired shots at police has been killed and an officer has been slightly wounded.
— MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Authorities in western Ohio say a motorcyclist has been critically injured in a crash.
— CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA: The Cleveland Orchestra has received a $9.3 million gift from the estate of an Ohio philanthropist who died last year.
— BROADBAND ACCESS-RURAL OHIO: Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services have announced an agreement to extend broadband internet access to 110,000 unserved people in rural Ohio over the next four years.
GAINESVILLE, FLA. -- Former Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is declining to say what, if anything, coach Urban Meyer told him about Zach Smith’s domestic violence arrest in 2009. The Associated Press asked the Gators to provide details regarding how Meyer and his bosses handled Smith’s arrest nearly a decade ago. But Foley declined comment through a university spokesman. Foley is currently Florida’s emeritus AD. By Mark Long. SENT: 575 words. With AP Photos.
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