BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 1:30 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. John Seewer 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohio members of the Electoral College hold true to their allegiances Monday by giving all of the state’s 18 electoral votes to Donald Trump. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.


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 schools will have to try to intervene to get truant students back in class before taking the issue to juvenile court under a bill that would “decriminalize” truancy if the governor signs it. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.


— 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.

— WOMAN KILLED-HUSBAND CHARGED: A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his wife and then barricading himself in his home in a six-hour standoff with police.

— 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.


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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.