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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — Defense attorneys say an Ohio man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol has now rejected “radical Islamic propaganda” that influenced him and should get a substantially lighter prison term than the 30-year sentence prosecutors are seeking. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 10 a.m., photo planned.


STONY BROOK, N.Y. — In Monday’s car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University, one wounded victim hid in a campus building for nearly 90 minutes before police gave the all-clear and she could be treated. Such incidents are the impetus behind a new federal initiative to train everyone at schools and other public places — custodians, security guards and administrators — to treat gunshots, gashes and other injuries until actual EMTs can get to the scene. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 590 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces a challenge to her job as frustrated House Democrats meet to select a new slate of leaders. Pelosi is likely to be re-elected easily Wednesday despite disenchantment among some in the Democratic caucus she has led since 2002. Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan is challenging her for the job, arguing that newer lawmakers need a bigger voice in the caucus. By Erica Werner. SENT: 500 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Developing from House Democrats meeting starting at 8:50 a.m.


DUBLIN — A self-driving truck is scheduled to hit the road in central Ohio in conjunction with an announcement about new state investments to support researching that kind of transportation technology. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 3:30 p.m. announcement, developed on merits.


— HOME INVASION SHOOTING: A 19-year-old suspect in a Cleveland home invasion has been jailed on a murder charge after his 16-year-old alleged accomplice was fatally shot by the homeowner.

— METROHEALTH SYSTEM-NEW HOSPITAL: MetroHealth System officials have announced plans for the Ohio health care cooperative to borrow $1.25 billion for the construction of a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland.

— SLEEPING BAG BODY: An Ohio couple have been sentenced in the death of a relative after his body was found in a sleeping bag in a Kentucky creek.

— SEX OFFENDER-LIFE SENTENCE: An Ohio man sentenced to juvenile detention as a teen for the December 2012 murder and rape of his 3-year-old half-sister will now serve life in prison for the crime after failing to complete a required sex offender course.

— DEER-GUN SEASON-OHIO: The state says hunters harvested more than 18,000 white-tailed deer Monday on the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season.

— TRANSGENDER WOMAN-HEALTH CARE CHALLENGE: A transgender woman has appeared before the Warren County Board of Commissioners to challenge the southwest Ohio county’s stance on health coverage for gender reassignment surgery.


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.