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 APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags. SENT: 130 words, developing from 9 a.m. hearing, 300 words by 3 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings and roads statewide is slated for a vote by the Ohio House. SENT; 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 1:30 p.m. House session. Timing of vote uncertain.


CINCNINATI — Authorities say two adults and a child have died in an apartment fire in suburban Cincinnati. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words, developed on merits.



AKRON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing a northeast Ohio city over an ordinance that forces panhandlers to register with the city, wear identification badges and restricts the activity to daylight hours. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— HUSBAND SUFFOCATED: An Ohio woman who called 911 to report that her husband committed suicide by suffocating himself has been convicted of murder in his 2011 death.

— UNIVERSITY STUDENT DEATH: Officials say a university student in Ohio collapsed while playing basketball at a campus recreation center and has died.

— POLICE-CADET-SHOOTING: Authorities say they won’t charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month.

— INJURED KIDS AT MOTEL: A funeral home is donating its services for the funeral and visitation for a 5-year-old boy whose mother has been charged with murder in his beating death.

— OHIO DEMOCRATS-GRANHOLM: A former Michigan governor will headline a gathering of Ohio Democrats in Cincinnati.

— LOCAL HIRING AGREEMENTS: Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities could no longer require the use of local unionized labor on construction projects under a bill set for an Ohio House vote.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. 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 apcustomersupport@ap.org 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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