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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries — and the alert McDonald’s attendant who took his payment for his order. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 335 words, photos, video, audio.


CLEVELAND — A judge considers a prosecutor’s request to void the conviction of a man who has spent 23 years in prison for his girlfriend’s slaying but maintains his innocence — a request that could lead to the man’s release. UPCOMING: 130 words from morning hearing, developed on merits.


— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: Attorneys for death row inmates have asked a federal appeals court not to review a challenge to Ohio’s lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions.

— ADDICTIONS EPIDEMIC-CHILDREN: A program announced last month to help children hurt by their parents’ addictions is expanding in Ohio.

— TELEVANGELIST-LABOR COMPLAINT: A televangelist’s Ohio restaurant has abruptly closed after a court ordered them to pay $388,000 to a group of employees and found that members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet as unpaid workers.

— CAR DEALERSHIP KILLINGS: Police are looking for two vehicles stolen from a Cleveland dealership where the couple who owned the business were found shot to death last week.

— ATHLETE PROTESTS-TOMMIE SMITH: A U.S. Olympian who famously raised his black-gloved fist during a 1968 medal ceremony says he’s proud to see current professional athletes drawing attention to racial inequality and social injustice using peaceful protests during the national anthem.

— CHURCH FIRE: A 16-year-old boy accused of setting fire to a southwest Ohio church and vandalizing a gas station has been sent to a juvenile rehabilitation program.

— BANK-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an employee at a bank has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.


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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.