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. Lisa Cornwell will be on the desk at 7:30 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ATLANTA — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in a 5-4 ruling. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 780 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died after being released from a North Korean prison last year, thanked President Donald Trump for the kind words about their son he gave after his historic summit with North Korea’s leader. By Matthew Lee. SENT ON NATIONAL LINES: 240 words, photos.
NEW YORK — The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been. The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen company said. It was the fourth straight year those two teams have met for the NBA crown. By David Bauder. SENT: 400 words.
— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a condemned killer convicted of fatally beating and stabbing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery.
— BROTHER KILLS BROTHER: A 13-year-old Ohio boy charged in Juvenile Court in the shooting death of his 11-year-old brother will be evaluated to determine if he’s competent to stand trial.
— MISSING TEEN-BODY: Authorities say a teen who apparently tried to swim across a river in Ohio has died and has been found dead in the water.
— ODD-POLICE CATCH SUSPECT: An Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police waiting below.
— FATAL HOUSE EXPLOSION: Police have identified a person who was critically injured in a vacant home explosion in Ohio that killed another person.
— FEDERAL GRANT-COLD CASES: Police in Ohio are seeking a nearly $1 million federal grant to help handle the city’s backlog of cold case sexual assaults.
— STOP AND FRISK ANNIVERSARY: The Ohio State Bar Association is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the use of some stop-and-frisk searches by police.
— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL: Attorneys for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are opposing the Ohio auditor’s effort to formally get involved in court proceedings about the dismantling of the massive online charter school amid a dispute over its public funding.
CINCINNATI — Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is participating in the Cincinnati Bengals’ minicamp this week after missing voluntary offseason workouts as his agent negotiates a contract. By Joe Kay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated.
BEREA — Josh Gordon’s new route through life, a straight and sober one, is rewarding him every day. Given another chance to revive an NFL career he nearly threw away due to addiction, Gordon is embracing moments he once ignored. By Tom Withers. SENT: 830 words, photos.
BOSTON — Kyrie Irving is playing coy about the possibility of reuniting with his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James next season in Boston. The Celtics guard on Tuesday deferred when asked about the prospect of the team pursuing James this summer. The 33-year-old James has a player option to remain in Cleveland next season but could opt for free agency. By Gethin Coolbaugh. SENT: 420 words.
FBN--BROWNS-INJURIES: Browns cornerback Howard Wilson will miss his second straight NFL season before it started. By Tom Withers.
BBA--TWINS-BELISLE: The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle, bringing back the popular veteran after a stint with Cleveland.
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