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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — How the election played out in Ohio, with reaction from key winners and losers and an analysis of what it means for Ohio’s status as a bellwether state. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon, photos.


CINCINNATI — Jurors hear closing arguments in the murder trial of a white policeman, who testified that he feared for his life when he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a 2015 traffic stop and that the Confederate emblem he was wearing at the time meant nothing to him. By Janice Morse. SENT: 285 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updated from 9 a.m. court hearing and closing arguments, then 300 words by 5 p.m., photos.


— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING-ELECTION: The judge and lead prosecutor in a Cincinnati policeman’s ongoing murder trial have both won their elections.


COLUMBUS — A hearing is set for updates in the case of a former deep-sea treasure hunter jailed in Ohio for refusing to answer questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9:30 a.m. hearing, developed on merits.


— FIRSTENERGY-POWER PLANTS: FirstEnergy’s CEO says it will sell or close its big coal and nuclear power plants in the next two years if Ohio and Pennsylvania don’t resume regulating and setting prices for them or create a regulation-like structure. — BOY BEATEN-FATHER CHARGED: A man imprisoned for severely beating his infant son in 2007 has been indicted on a murder charge following the boy’s death last year.

— COMEDIAN MAYOR: A prosecutor says a standup comedian who’s appeared on late-night TV abused his power as mayor of an Ohio city, while the defense blames a political vendetta for the charges against him. — POLICE DATABASE ABUSE-OHIO: A former Akron policeman who assaulted his ex-girlfriend, misused a law enforcement database and stalked her and other women

— CAPTAIN AMERICA FILMING-LAWSUIT: The Ohio Supreme Court says the city of Cleveland isn’t responsible for income lost by a downtown parking lot while crews filmed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

— POLICE KILL SUSPECT: Officials say a police officer shot and killed a man suspected in an armed robbery in northeast Ohio.


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.