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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — An astronaut, a college football coach and a television “bad girl” were among the non-candidates that certain exasperated Ohioans voted to send to the White House in last week’s election. John Glenn, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and television’s Mehgan James were among what appears to be an historically high percentage of write-in votes. In Ohio’s largest county, the number of write-ins increased by more than six times since the last presidential election. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


HAMILTON — Investigators in southwest Ohio say they have a “person of interest” in the unsolved homicide of a young woman who disappeared from her home more than five years ago, although they are asking for public help to finally crack the case. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon, photo planned.


— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING-COUNCIL: Cincinnati’s city council wants a white police officer who was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man to be retried after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

— TERRORISM ARREST-OHIO: Court documents suggest that an Ohio man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State group may be suffering from mental health issues.

— LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE-OHIO: A health official says an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease east of Cleveland left one person dead and sickened 10 others.

— RAPE DNA-OHIO: Ohio’s attorney general says nearly 12,000 sexual assault kits have been tested by the state’s forensic scientists under an initiative launched in 2011 to check for evidence from previously untested kits.

— STUDENT KILLED-DEATH PENALTY: A 19-year-old Akron man is sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a Kent State University student during an off-campus home invasion in February.

— STUDENT DISCIPLINE-RACIST REPOST: The ACLU says an Ohio high school reversed its decision to discipline a student who tried to expose a schoolmate’s racism by reposting the classmate’s remarks on the social media app Snapchat.

— SCORCHED FLAG-UNIVERSITY: A University of Dayton official says an American flag that was altered to appear burned will continue to hang in the art department hallway where it was anonymously put up two days after the presidential election.

— CAR CHASE DEATH: A coroner’s office says a motorist who died after a car chase involving gunfire ended in a crash near Columbus shot himself in the head.

— ATHLETIC STADIUM-OBETZ: A central Ohio village plans to spend $15 million to demolish the now-closed Columbus Motor Speedway and build a 6,500-seat athletic stadium on the site.


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.