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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — A judge in Cleveland is set to announce whether she will sentence a man convicted of killing three people at a suburban barbershop to death or to life in prison without parole. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 1 p.m. sentencing, then 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio members of the Electoral College will be gathering in Columbus where they’re expected to sign off on Donald Trump’s victory in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from electors meeting scheduled to begin at noon, developed on merits.


TOLEDO — A man accused of fatally shooting his wife and then barricading himself in his home in a six-hour standoff with police is set to be arraigned on a murder charge in northwestern Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9 a.m. arraignment, developed on merits.


— BOY SHOOTS SELF: Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and wounded himself in a Columbus home.

— MOTHER KILLED-SON CHARGED: Akron police say a man has been arrested and charged with murder in the beating death of his mother.

— SHOOTINGS-TWO DEAD: North Canton police are investigating the potential connection between two dead men — one who was shot at a northeast Ohio home, another found with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a nearby park restroom.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Drivers are seeing slightly higher gas prices at the start of what’s likely to be a week of heavy holiday travel.

— OHIO OFFICER SHOT-AWARD: An award named for an Ohio police officer who was fatally shot is being introduced by his alma mater as its latest police academy students graduate.


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.