BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 2:00 pm, OH

Hello! 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, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Democratic and Republican mayors in closely divided Ohio are banding together after the presidential election to fight for common interests. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


CINCINNATI — The family of the boy who slipped into a gorilla exhibit is expressing its appreciation to the Cincinnati Zoo, in the aftermath of a federal report that found that its exhibit hadn’t been in compliance at the time. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 370 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s school district will replace hundreds of drinking fountains, faucets, outdoor spigots and other water fixtures after tests found high lead levels in the water at 60 of its buildings. SENT: 370 words.


WASHINGTON — States that voted for Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election report stronger job growth in the previous year than states that supported Donald Trump, according to data released by the Labor Department Friday. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 410 words.


— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose just a bit from September to October.


NEW ALBANY — Abercrombie & Fitch said a key sales measure fell for the third straight quarter, after an effort to turn around the once-popular teen clothing brand failed to bring shoppers back to its stores. SENT: 390 words, photos, graphics.


— NACHOS FOR SEX: Police in Ohio are accusing a woman of selling sex for $60 and some nachos.

— BARBERSHOP SLAYINGS-OHIO: The jury that convicted a 21-year-old man of aggravated murder and other charges in a triple homicide at a suburban Cleveland barbershop has begun deliberating on whether to recommend the death penalty.

— FACEBOOK LIVE SHOOTING: Police have arrested an Ohio teen who they say broadcast himself shooting a rifle into his neighbor’s home on Facebook Live because he was bored.

— GOP 2016-TRUMP PROTESTER: With the election over, a federal judge has ended probation for an Ohio man who tried to rush a Donald Trump rally stage.

— ATTACK PLOT-GOVERNMENT: Sentencing has been reset for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a member of the U.S. military and a local police station in support of the Islamic State group.

— OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECT: Police in Cleveland say officers exchanged gunfire with four men suspected of trespassing at an electric company facility, injuring one of the suspects.

— JOHNNY BENCH-ANTI-BULLYING APP: Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench has launched a new cellphone app aimed at combatting bullying in schools nationwide.

— PEDESTRIAN STRUCK-CLEVELAND: Officials say a 46-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority bus while attempting to cross Interstate 90.

— TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA-HIGH SCHOOL: Students in a high school orchestra in northeast Ohio had an opportunity to meet members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the rock group that inspired the school band’s formation.

— MAN KILLED-EX-WIFE CHARGED: Bond for a woman who authorities say called 911 to report fatally shooting her ex-husband in southwestern Ohio has been set at $1 million.


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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.