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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — An appeals court upholds an arbitrator’s ruling that a Cleveland police patrolwoman should be given her job back after the city fired her for drunkenly stabbing her boyfriend. The woman’s lawyers argued that male police got to keep their jobs after being involved in domestic violence situations. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 130 words followed by 400 words by 3 p.m.


NORWALK — A judge has thrown out the conviction of a dying Ohio inmate who has spent the last two decades in prison for allegedly killing his wife in 1981. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES —The rising popularity of urban living across the country, along with a shortage of land in desirable locations, is making areas near highways, train tracks and other urban eyesores hot properties for developers and home buyers. By Alex Veiga. SENT: 860 words, photos.



COLUMBUS — After trademarking the name of current Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State has done the same with his predecessor Woody Hayes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOOTING: An Ohio jury has recommended that a man convicted in the fatal shootings of his father and his two teenage children during a home invasion robbery on New Year’s Eve 2013 be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

— YOUNGSTOWN CORRUPTION: A one-time county prosecutor candidate is set to be sentenced on charges associated with a long-running corruption probe in the Youngstown area.

— POLICE DOG SHOT: Money raised for the care of an Ohio police dog that was shot and later died will fund custom protective vests for five other K-9 officers from the same department.

— MACY’s PARADE-OHIO UNIVERSITY: Ohio University’s marching band will perform at next year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

— STOLEN TEETH WHITENING STRIPS: Police are seeking an Ohio man who’s accused of stealing more than $2,500 in teeth whitening kits, and so far, has made a clean getaway.

— RANCHING STANDOFF: A federal magistrate judge in Nevada is considering whether trial can be held next month in Las Vegas for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two years ago.

— AMBULATORY CARE: The West Virginia Healthcare Authority has blocked an Ohio hospital’s bid to establish an ambulatory care facility in Parkersburg.


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.