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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life and even danced onto the stage when he graduated from community college. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 750 words, photos, video, graphic.


NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is poised to take a victory lap on Thursday, appearing first in Indiana to salute workers at a factory that he made a campaign promise to save and then in Ohio on the first stop of a “Thank You Tour” to honor the supporters in states that gave him his stunning victory. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 730 words, photo, video. Moving on national lines. UPCOMING: Will be updated from appearances scheduled for 2 p.m. in Indianapolis and 7 p.m. in Cincinnati, with photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s parole board plans to hear arguments for and against mercy for the state’s first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death. Ronald Phillips is set to die Jan. 12 for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 415 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9 a.m. hearing, then 400 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Express has provided a worse-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings forecast and slashed its full-year adjusted earnings outlook, while warning that the critical holiday season will “remain challenging.” SENT: 280 words.


— MARYSVILLE TEENS-RAPE CHARGES: Three central Ohio teenagers have been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl following a high school football game in September.

— SHOOTING DEATH-LIFE SENTENCE: A central Ohio man imprisoned for murder must choose whether to pursue a new plea deal or a trial after an appeals court concluded his guilty plea is invalid because of a judge’s error.

— GAS PIPELINES-OHIO: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found no major environmental issues with the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline project, paving the way for construction to begin in early 2017.

— GIRL IN BASEMENT: A judge says a man who denied allegations of imprisoning and raping a teenage relative can represent himself in court, just like his adult son, who’s also charged in the Toledo-area case.

— XGR–BESTIALITY LAW: Members of the Ohio Senate have unanimously voted to approve a bill that would make having sex with animals a crime in the state.

— IMPAIRED DRIVING-ENFORCEMENT: State Highway Patrol troopers in Ohio and their counterparts in five neighboring states will target impaired driving in an enforcement effort this weekend.

— MAN HANGS ONTO CAR-DEATH: A woman who authorities say killed her boyfriend in a crash that occurred after she sped off with him hanging onto the car’s hood has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a judge in Cleveland.


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.