AP-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

Good morning! 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. Deb Martin, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — The Ohio Supreme Court is set to hear arguments that defense attorneys wasted time challenging evidence against a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home, and should have focused instead on sparing him from a death sentence. By Andrew Welsh Huggins. SENT: 470 words, AP photos. UPCOMING: 460 words, to be updated after 9 a.m. hearing.


COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is set to deliver the annual State of the State address on Wednesday at the Peoples Bank Theatre in historic Marietta in southeast Ohio. A look at some things to know as Kasich, who’s also a Republican presidential candidate, returns to the swing state to deliver the speech. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 600 words, AP Photos.


HAMILTON — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting and wounding two students in an Ohio school cafeteria is set for a pretrial hearing on charges including attempted murder. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after hearing set for 2 p.m. Developed on merits.



TIFFIN — A small university in Ohio has hired Ohio State University’s former marching band director who was fired after an investigation into what the university said was a “sexualized culture” within the famed band. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 230 words. By 5 p.m.


— MISSING TODDLER FOUND: Police say a toddler in a car that the boy’s father said was stolen at gunpoint has been found safe in southwestern Ohio.

— PILL PEDDLING-DOCTOR SENTENCED: A 57-year-old doctor is heading to prison after prosecutors say he peddled thousands of prescriptions from a northeast Ohio clinic.

— ZOO-GIRAFFE DEATH: A female giraffe that suffered a broken leg at the Toledo Zoo has been euthanized.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to [email protected] If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at [email protected] or 877-836-9477.

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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