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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

AMISH ATTACKS-APPEAL

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review the case of the Ohio leader of a breakaway group that was accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m., photo.

IN BRIEF:

— SASSY OBITUARY: Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — “I was born. I lived. I died.” — and instructs people to “wait the appropriate amount of time” before trying to claim her stuff.

— XGR–FRONT LICENSE PLATES: Ohio motorists wouldn’t be required to have a front license plate on their vehicles under a proposal being considered by a state House committee.

— JAIL DEATH SETTLMENT: Lucas County will pay $750,000 to the family of a murder suspect who was found unresponsive in jail and later died in 2004.

— BUDGET SHORTFALL-CINCINNATI: A $25.1 million shortfall has been projected for Cincinnati’s upcoming budget, and the city manager is recommending most departments prepare to make 10 percent budget cuts.

— RAPE DNA-REOPENED CASE: The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed the case of an adult identified as a suspect in a rape he allegedly committed as a teenager.

— ARGUMENT SHOOTING-COLUMBUS: Authorities in Columbus say a shooting has left one person dead and another injured.

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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.

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