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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson travels to Ohio as part of a national listening tour to hear from people who rely on and support public housing. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 6 p.m., photos, video.


CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. reports fiscal third-quarter net income of $2.52 billion and adjusted earnings of 96 cents per share, surpassing Wall Street expectations. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— FATAL DOG MAULING: Police in Dayton are still trying to identify and locate the owner of a pit bull that mauled a man to death.

— CREMATORY FIRE: The owner of a Cincinnati crematory says flames from a cremation spread outside a furnace when the fire got too hot in what he describes as a “freak accident.”

— TEEN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING-SENTENCE: The mother of an Ohio teen says prison isn’t the right place for her daughter’s boyfriend, who pleaded guilty to accidentally killing the girl.

— BKN–CAVALIERS-ARENA RENOVATION: Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers’ home arena.

— MUSIC-ROCK HALL: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year’s induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

— DISPATCHER FIRED: The Cleveland police union says a dispatcher shouldn’t have been fired for telling her boyfriend to stay away from a wanted man.

— CATHOLIC CHARITIES-MONEY TAKEN: A former office manager has pleaded guilty to stealing from a Cleveland charity months after another employee admitted embezzling millions of dollars.

— LINCOLN ASSASSINATION-OHIO: The Ohio Statehouse is preparing to commemorate the repose of President Abraham Lincoln.

— VA HOSPITAL-SUSPENSION: Officials have indefinitely suspended the deputy chief of staff at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center in a move her lawyers call a “publicity stunt.”

— LAW SCHOOL DEAN-LAWSUIT: The dean of the University of Cincinnati’s law school is suing the university, saying she was illegally placed on administrative leave.

— EMPTY BOWLS: Marshall University ceramics students are conducting an annual fundraiser this week to help feed needy families in West Virginia and southern 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.