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 Mark Gillispie. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 435 words, photo.


CLEVELAND — The head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as resigned because of unspecified health concerns, and the bishop in Toledo is taking on administration of the northeast Ohio diocese for the immediate future. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m., photos. Will incorporate REL-Vatican-Cleveland-Bishop.


HAMILTON — A memorial service for a fallen firefighter is held one year after his death fighting a house fire that was later determined to be set intentionally. The homeowner charged in the death awaits trial. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 8:30 a.m. ceremony, then 250 words by noon, photos.


TOLEDO — One of two Ohio Supreme Court justices retiring at year’s end due to mandatory age limits says she’s “a bit unhappy” as those rules force her from the bench. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m.


— TEEN FATHER BURNS CHILD: An 18-year-old northeast Ohio man will serve eight years in prison for injuring his 4-month-old daughter when he intentionally submerged her in scalding water.

— OFFICER STRUCK-SHOT FIRED: A police officer fires a single shot at a car after a man fleeing the scene of an illegal squatting situation struck him with his vehicle on Cleveland’s west side.

— TRAFFIC CAMERAS-BRIBERY: An Arizona traffic camera enforcement company has agreed to pay restitution to Columbus and Chicago in a deal to avoid further federal prosecution.

— STOLEN BAGPIPES: A Cincinnati-area honor guard member whose bagpipes were stolen from his vehicle after a vigil has the instrument back after a mail carrier found it along a road in nearby northern Kentucky.

— GOLF DOME VANDALIZED: An air-filled dome that shelters golfers at the Four Seasons Golf Center in central Ohio has been damaged by vandals for the second time in a little over a month.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio drivers are seeing gas prices higher than a week ago as they head toward the New Year’s weekend.

— SOLAR FARM: A solar farm in Maine that was built and owned by an Ohio-based company is expected to be fully operational by the end of this week.


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.