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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

JOHN GLENN

COLUMBUS — Astronaut and Sen. John Glenn will be interred Thursday in a small private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Glenn, the first American to orbit earth, died Dec. 8 at age 95. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SHOPLIFTER CALLS 911: Police say a suspected shoplifter called 911 for help after she hid in a fitting room at closing time and got locked inside a department store near Kent.

— JAIL ESCAPES-OHIO: The last of three prisoners who escaped a community-based corrections facility in southeast Ohio last weekend has been captured after a chase.

— WOMAN KILLED-MOTHER ARRESTED: A Cleveland-area woman charged with murder in the suffocation death of her 26-year-old daughter is considering a possible plea deal before her scheduled trial next week.

— EMBEZZLEMENT CASE-NATIVE AMERICANS: A grant writer accused of working with a Native American activist to steal over $180,000 in federal grants intended to help Native Americans in Ohio has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

— PONZI SCHEME CHARGES: An Ohio woman whose husband earlier pleaded guilty in a $70 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering.

— OHIO STATE SUED-ENERGY DEAL: A retired Ohio State University professor has sued the university for allegedly withholding details of a proposed $1.1 billion deal between OSU and a French energy company.

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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.