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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




TOLEDO — A judge in Ohio ordered state officials on Monday to return six tigers, a bear and three other big cats to a roadside sanctuary where they were seized nearly two years ago amid a crackdown on exotic creatures that came about after a man in eastern Ohio released dozens of his animals. The state is appealing the decision. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 3 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Holiday retail spending growth is slowing in Ohio, according to an annual forecast released Monday ahead of Black Friday and other seasonal sales. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 310 words, photo


COLUMBUS — An influential state senator in Ohio is pushing back against allegations by a political blog that she has a conflict of interest regarding charter schools. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A former inmate who spent years on death row for a double murder he didn’t commit is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to rule for a second time that he can continue to sue the state for wrongful imprisonment. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by 5 p.m.


— OHIO SHERIFF-DRUG CHARGES: A suspended Ohio sheriff who denied stealing prescription drugs and misusing office funds will have his next court appearance delayed another day, until Tuesday, as observers wait to see whether he’ll change his not-guilty plea.

— COLLEGE EMPLOYEE’S HOME VANDALIZED: Police say someone vandalized the home of a faculty member at Oberlin College and left what appeared to be an anti-Semitic note, and the case is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio are up to begin what’s expected to be a busy period of travel around the Thanksgiving holiday.

— DRUGGED DRIVING-OHIO: Ohio plans to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season to warn drivers about the growing problem of drugged driving.

— FILMMAKER-TEST RESTAURANT: An Ohio pop-up restaurant promoted by the maker of the documentary film “Super Size Me” as a test for a restaurant concept may have been a stunt about how marketing can misrepresent food quality.

— XGR–OLYMPIC MEDALIST-DESIGNATION: The only man to win Olympic medals in both sprinting and hurdles would have a day named in his honor under a bill in 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.