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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — A year after FBI agents moved in to arrest a young suburban Cincinnati man they said had just bought weapons for an attack on the U.S. Capitol, there’s no trial scheduled and it’s not certain there will even be one. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 450 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s secretary of state plans to discuss some of his priorities and initiatives for the presidential election year during a speech to local election officials in the perennial battleground state. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. speech, 400 words by 6 p.m. EST.


BRANCHPORT, N.Y. — Winter finally came down hard on New York’s Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards. By Michael Hill. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.


—FACEBOOK-MUGSHOT-SELFIE: A man Ohio police say sent them a selfie because he didn’t like the mugshot they were using has been arrested in the Florida panhandle.

— AMBULANCE COMPANY OWNER-FRAUD: An ambulance company owner accused of submitting more than $1.4 million in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medicaid has pleaded guilty in Ohio to health care fraud and money laundering charges.

— PIT BULL-BAN: A suburban Cleveland city has rejected a proposal banning pit bulls six months after a 71-year-old city woman was mauled to death.

— FATAL STABBING-SENTENCING: A northeast Ohio man convicted in a fatal stabbing and a separate rape case has been sentenced to life in prison.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Police are searching for several people suspected in the slaying of a man shot multiple times in a vehicle in Cleveland.

— FATAL SHOOTING-SUV: Police say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in an SUV in northeast Ohio.

— FIREFIGHTER DIES-REWARD: Authorities in the southwest Ohio city where a firefighter died last month say the reward has been raised to $25,000 for information that helps solve the case.

— AIRLINES-NEW NONSTOPS: Authorities in the southwest Ohio city where a firefighter died last month say the reward has been raised to $25,000 for information that helps solve the case.

— SCHOOL DISTRICT-THEFT: A former school employee is going to prison for stealing thousands of dollars from the northwest Ohio district.

— COLLEGE-BANKING ON FOOTBALL: A small southeastern college that started up a new football program last fall has had to forfeit its only four wins because of a paperwork snafu.

— LOTTERY SCAM WARNING-OHIO: A Better Business Bureau warns that $1.5 billion Powerball drawing may result in scams against consumers.


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.