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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Jurors enter a third day of deliberations on the fate of a now-fired white police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with any developments.


COLUMBUS — A prosecutor has asked two state investigative agencies to help recreate what happened when Columbus police shot a man over the summer in a case in which the family’s attorneys are calling for an independent investigation. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon, photo.


COLUMBUS — A free art exhibit comprising works created by 17 military veterans from Ohio is on display in Columbus through Veterans Day and the weekend. By Holly Zachariah, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 740 words. UPCOMING: Pursuing photos.


— GORILLA DEATH-ZOO:A 31-year-old western lowland gorilla has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

— ELECTION PROTESTS-COLUMBUS: Roughly 2,500 people have gathered at a rally in Columbus to protest the presidential election of Republican Donald Trump.

— SHOOTING THREAT-LIVE STREAMING: Two men accused of live-streaming a threat to shoot up their Ohio neighborhood if their video feed scored enough viewers have been sentenced to six months in a low-level correctional facility.

— ZOO-POLAR BEAR CUBS: The Columbus zoo says two polar bear cubs born this week appear to be strong, and officials are optimistic about their survival.

— XGR–HOUSE LEADERSHIP: The Republican speaker of the Ohio House will keep the top post next year.

— ATTEMPTED ASSAULT NEAR UNIVERSITY: Police say a woman told them she was on her way to a university in northeast Ohio when a truck driver offered to give her a ride and then tried to force her into sexual contact.

— EX-COP-RAPE CHARGE: A former Cleveland-area policeman accused of stalking an ex-girlfriend and impersonating a police officer to get information about her has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

— SHERIFF DIES: Officials say a longtime sheriff in southwest Ohio who had been in failing health died two days after his chief deputy was elected as his successor.

— GLASS PLANT-SAFETY ISSUES: Safety regulators say they’ve repeatedly found unsafe working conditions at a glass products company’s southwest Ohio plant.


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.