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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the aggravated murder trial of a northeast Ohio man accused of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after jury selection begins. Developed on merits.


MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend while high on a synthetic drug is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in central Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from plea hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT. Developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — Jury selection is set to begin in the trials of five alleged trigger men for a decades-old central Ohio gang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from start of jury selection. Developed on merits.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s average price for regular gas going into the workweek is up slightly from the state’s average this time last month.

— COLD CASE ARREST: Defense lawyers are trying to have new DNA tests excluded from the trial of an Arizona man accused of shooting a competing Ohio furniture salesman to death in 1992.

— PARMA CRASH-HOUSE: An Ohio mother and her child were hospitalized over the weekend after the woman lost control of her car and careened through five yards before crashing into a house.

— DOUBLE FATAL-OHIO: State Highway Patrol officials say two men killed in a one-vehicle crash over the weekend have been identified.

— ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED: Authorities say two people suspected in robberies in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan have been taken into custody following a traffic stop.

— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say late-night motorists could encounter ramp and lane closures including short-term overnight full shutdowns on highways in the Cincinnati area in the week ahead.


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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.