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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — A 22-year-old man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group will find out how many more years he must serve in prison. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9 a.m. hearing, then 500 words by 1 p.m.


DAYTON — The Justice Department’s review of a black man’s fatal shooting by a white police officer in an Ohio Wal-Mart won’t be affected when Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office, a federal prosecutor says. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by 11 a.m., photo planned.


— POLICE SHOOTING-HUDSON: Police say a driver who ran from a crash on the Ohio Turnpike was fatally shot when an officer tracked him down in a wooded area and a struggle ensued.

— TODDLER SHOT: The stepfather of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally shot has been charged with child endangering in northwest Ohio.

— CINCINNATI KNIFE FIGHT: Police say an off-duty officer and two other people were injured after a knife fight broke out in the area of Cincinnati’s Fountain Square over the weekend.

— FATHER SHOT: A 15-year-old Ohio girl won’t be tried as an adult in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father.

— PUPPY GIVEN ALCOHOL: Three Ohio residents accused of giving alcoholic drinks to a puppy have been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to a companion animal after one of the defendants posted a picture of the passed-out dog on Facebook.

— COLUMBUS LIBRARY-NO FINES: The public library system in Ohio’s capital will stop charging fines for overdue materials starting Jan. 1.

— CLEVELAND FATAL SHOOTING: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man in a neighborhood that borders Cleveland’s downtown area.


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.