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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 National Transportation Safety Board meets to decide the probable cause for a corporate jet crash that killed nine people on approach to an Akron airport last November. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 420 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from board chairman’s comments at 9:30 a.m., then 600 words by 4 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Six former Cleveland police officers are trying to get their jobs back after being fired following a high-speed chase and deadly shooting that led to changes at the department. Among them is the former patrolman acquitted of manslaughter charges in the case. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


LEBANON — A 68-year-old man arrested in Arizona last year in a 1992 Ohio slaying is due in court for a pretrial hearing, amid indications that a resolution of the case might be in the works ahead of the Oct. 31 trial. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 11 a.m. hearing, then 250 words by 5 p.m., photos planned.


CINCINNATI — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who was starved and beaten to death is due in court one day after the girl’s father was sentenced to death for aggravated murder. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. hearing, developed on merits.


NEW YORK — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. By David Bauder. SENT: 450 words, photos.


— FARM ANIMALS REMOVED: Officials seize more than 130 animals from a home in a southwest Ohio village in a case they’re calling a “farmyard of horrors.”

— DECOMPOSING BODIES-BUSINESS: Police say they found two decomposing bodies and a gun while performing a welfare check at a business in a northeast Ohio village.

— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-BAG: Police say a man looking for scrap in a vacant field in Cleveland found a bag containing human remains.

— OHIO VOTING: The state’s elections chief says Ohioans have requested more than 1.2 million absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

— TRAFFIC STOP-POLICE SHOOTING: Court officials announce plans for public access and scheduling in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a Cincinnati traffic stop.

— VEHICLE HITS GIRL: Investigators say a driver who fatally struck an 11-year-old girl crossing a street in southwestern Ohio doesn’t have a valid driver’s license.

— US ATTORNEY-OHIO: A Cincinnati native and veteran attorney has become the U.S. Attorney for Ohio’s southern district.


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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