AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 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] Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Andrew Welsh Huggins, interim AP Ohio 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

CHAMPION CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — LeBron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years. The NBA superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, stepped off a plane Monday and hoisted the shiny Larry O’Brien Trophy as more than 10,000 fans celebrated the city’s first title since 1964. By Tom Withers. SENT: 690 words, photos.

CAVALIERS-CLEVELAND ROCKS

With the city’s 52-year-old championship doubt finally over, bleary-eyed fans next look forward to a Wednesday parade for the victorious Cavaliers and northeast Ohio’s homegrown star, LeBron James. Yes, Cleveland rocks. But it’s also on a roll. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 565 words, photos.

ON BASKETBALL-LEBRON’S MOMENT

CLEVELAND — The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well. Best player in basketball? His name is LeBron James. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 860 words, photos.

NBA FINALS-RATINGS

NEW YORK — Game 7 between the Cavaliers and Warriors drew the highest television rating for the NBA Finals since Michael Jordan’s last championship. SENT: 200 words.

With:

— NBA FINALS-REACTION: Reaction from the sports world and beyond is pouring in after the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals to secure the city’s first major title in nearly 52 years. SENT: 500 words.

— NBA FINALS-VEGAS PARTY: The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their NBA championship Vegas-style on their way back home.

— FAN FALL-WARRIORS GAME: Authorities say a man fell over a railing inside Oracle Arena following the Golden State Warriors loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA finals.

EXOTIC ANIMALS-CRACKDOWN

COLUMBUS — The owner of tigers and other exotic animals seized by the state from a northeast Ohio facility is asking a judge to find her exempt from the law that tightened restrictions on keeping such animals. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 330 words.

CHARTER SCHOOLS-OHIO:

COLUMBUS — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday asked federal regulators to examine how Ohio charter schools that received money through a grant program stack up against their counterparts in other states before giving the state any more money. Bu Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 485 words.

GREAT LAKES-WATER

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin city’s unprecedented request to draw its water supply from Lake Michigan has met some late opposition from U.S. and Canadian mayors within the Great Lakes basin. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BABY DEATH-MOTHER SENTENCED: An Ohio woman accused of killing her 6-month-old son has entered a plea and been sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole after 15 years.

— DAYTON AIR SHOW: Organizers of the Vectren Dayton Air Show say an estimated 51,000 spectators visited the annual event, which was held this past weekend.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio gas prices have fallen in the past week, but remain higher than they were this time a month ago.

— INMATES ESCAPE: Police say they’ve found a stolen truck in Ohio that may have been used by two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Indiana by squeezing through a hole they apparently made in the jail’s exterior wall.

— AIR FORCE BASE-COMMANDER: A new commander is taking over the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio.

— TIME CAPSULE PHOTO: A nonagenarian says he was one of the middle school students pictured in a photo found in a time capsule that had been buried for more than 70 years in northeast Ohio.

— UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSEMBLY: Thousands of Unitarian Universalists are gathering in Columbus for the church’s national General Assembly.

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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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