BC-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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The man convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags learns whether he will be sentenced to die by lethal injection or spend the rest of his life in prison. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 240 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 1:30 p.m. sentencing, then 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.


CINCINNATI — No decision has been made yet on whether charges will be brought against the parents of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, causing an animal response team to shoot and kill the primate, authorities say. By Dan Sewell and John Seewer. SENT: 515 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.


— ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT-GOODALL: The Jane Goodall Institute has released an email sent by the primatologist and conservationist to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo expressing empathy with him over the weekend shooting of a gorilla in an effort to protect a small child who entered the primate’s habitat.


TOLEDO — An Ohio man accused of chaining a female teenage relative in a basement as punishment has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and child endangering, and his father is set for arraignment on the same counts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 2 p.m. arraignment.


SPRINGFIELD — A new wrongful death lawsuit alleges a central Ohio woman died because she ate salad processed at a Dole plant linked to a listeria outbreak. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— BABY HEROIN DEATH: An Ohio man whose 11-month-old son died from ingesting heroin last year is headed to prison.

— INJURED KIDS AT MOTEL: The mother of two boys who were found seriously beaten at a southwest Ohio motel before one of them died has been charged with murder, child endangering and kidnapping, along with another woman.

— HIGH-SPEED FATAL: A man who authorities say was driving more than 100 miles when he crashed his pickup truck into a disabled car on Interstate 75 and killed the driver has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

— REGIONAL JAIL COSTS-LAWSUIT: A judge hears arguments in Toledo’s lawsuit over who should pay for certain inmates to stay at a regional jail.

— STABBING DEATH: A northeast Ohio man accused of stabbing a 71-year-old man to death and taking a Bible and Masonic ring from his home has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

— BUS FUNDING-COLUMBUS: A transit agency in Ohio’s capital city is receiving $37.4 million in federal grant money to help create a rapid bus service along one of the area’s busiest travel routes by 2018.

— INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS-DISABLED: Ohio is introducing tax-advantaged savings and investment accounts for eligible children and adults with disabilities.

— PEOPLE-TREY PEARSON: Christian rock star Trey Pearson has come out as gay in an interview with an Ohio-based magazine.

— DOG TETHERING LAW: A city in northeast Ohio is weighing a proposal to make it unlawful to tether dogs for more than 10 hours a day and bar using certain types of collars, including choke collars.

— OBIT-STEMPEL: Guido Stempel III, an Ohio University professor who was instrumental in shaping the curriculum of the journalism school and the careers of hundreds of students, has died of cancer at age 87.


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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