BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

Hello! 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 [email protected] Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The Somali-born student who carried out the car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law enforcement, underscoring the difficulty that authorities face in identifying and stopping "lone wolves" bent on violence. By Eric Tucker, Tami Abdollah and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 950 words, photos.



— OHIO STATE ATTACK-SOMALIS-THINGS TO KNOW: Things to know about Somalis in the U.S. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

— OHIO STATE ATTACK-PROFESSOR: A professor who was among 11 people hurt in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University said he had no idea what was happening until he heard screams all around him. By Julie Carr Smyth and Andrew Welsh Huggins. SENT: 520 words, photos, video, audio.

— OHIO STATE ATTACK-PROPAGANDA: In chillingly detailed articles in a slick online magazine, Islamic State extremists exhorted English-language readers this fall to carry out attacks with knives and vehicles. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.

— OHIO STATE ATTACK-MICHIGAN SUPPORT: Ohio State's dramatic victory over Michigan last weekend was the latest edition of one of the fiercest rivalries in college sports. But the Wolverines put aside any bitter feelings to show support after an attack that left 11 hurt on the Buckeyes' campus. SENT: 130 words. Also moving on some sports wires.


CINCINNATI — A first-term judge and former Cincinnati city councilwoman will preside over the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the fatal traffic stop shooting of a black motorist. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 370 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — Records show Cincinnati's new streetcar service has been involved in 10 traffic accidents and four safety "incidents" since on-street testing began earlier this year. SENT: 290 words.


— CHILD DEATH-PARENTS CHARGED: The mother of a 2-year-old Ohio girl who was starved and beaten to death is not eligible for the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the child's death. AP Photo planned.

— MAN FATALLY SHOT-OHIO: A 21-year-old man is charged with murder and four other people also have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found dead in his western Ohio home on Thanksgiving.

— EX-COMMANDER-SEX ASSAULT: A former Ohio State Highway Patrol post commander has pleaded guilty to reduced charges after being accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old girl at his son's high school graduation party.

— HOME INVASION SHOOTING: Police say a 68-year-old man fatally shot one of two suspects who broke into his Cleveland home.

— MOM'S HOME ARSON CASE: A Newark woman is sentenced to a little more than seven years in prison after admitting she set fire to her family's home last February while she and her children remained inside.

— HOLIDAY TRAFFIC DEATHS-OHIO: State Highway Patrol officials say provisional figures show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio's roadways this Thanksgiving holiday period than in recent years.

— CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDS-THEFT: A central Ohio woman who authorities say used money from a startup charter school to a $40,000 Mercedes-Benz, among other things, is sentenced to three years in prison.

— SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE: Work to clean up the Cuyahoga River shipping channel has resumed after the Army Corps of Engineers failed to dredge the six-mile passage last year.

— AKRON WOMAN-BOYFRIEND'S SLAYING: A 22-year-old Akron woman faces a possible sentence of life in prison after she was found guilty in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend last January.

— MORRELL ANNIVERSARY: Presentations and ceremonies are planned in northeast Ohio this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the deadly sinking of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell in a Lake Huron storm.

— BODY FOUND-INFANT: A man and woman who authorities say buried the man's infant son in a shallow grave in southern Michigan have pleaded guilty in the case.

— MANZIEL-LAWESUIT: Police say they are investigating an incident involving Johnny Manziel that led to a lawsuit from a man who claims the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback punched him and broke his nose in a bar in Austin, Texas. Also moving on some sports wires.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.
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