BC-OH–Ohio News Digest, 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. Ann Sanner is on the desk Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OHIO SHOOTINGS

PIKETON — Authorities are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot eight members of the same family at four locations in rural southern Ohio. Three small children survived. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 570 words. AP photos, video.

With:

— OHIO SHOOTINGS-THE LATEST. Developing.

CONVICTION OVERTURNED-WIFE'S DEATH

NORWALK — A judge throws out the conviction of an inmate with terminal cancer who has been in prison for two decades for allegedly killing his wife in 1981. The ruling says prosecutors withheld evidence. SENT: 500 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

REHIRED AFTER STABBING

CLEVELAND — A police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should get her job back, an appeals court says, because male officers didn't lose their jobs for more severe domestic violence incidents. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 440 words.

OHIO STATE-HAYES TRADEMARK

COLUMBUS — After trademarking the name of current Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State has done the same with his predecessor Woody Hayes. SENT: 220 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BABY SITTER-MURDER CHARGE: A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with murder in the death of an 18-month-old girl who authorities say was given anti-anxiety medication while the suspect was babysitting her in December.

— NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOOTING: An Ohio jury has recommended that a man convicted in the fatal shootings of his father and his two teenage children during a home invasion robbery on New Year's Eve 2013 be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

— YOUNGSTOWN CORRUPTION: A one-time county prosecutor candidate receives probation after being convicted of charges associated with a long-running corruption probe in the Youngstown area.

— POLICE DOG SHOT: Money raised for the care of an Ohio police dog that was shot and later died will fund custom protective vests for five other K-9 officers from the same department.

— MACY's PARADE-OHIO UNIVERSITY: Ohio University's marching band will perform at next year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

— STOLEN TEETH WHITENING STRIPS: Police are seeking an Ohio man who's accused of stealing more than $2,500 in teeth whitening kits, and so far, has made a clean getaway.

— RANCHING STANDOFF: A federal magistrate judge in Nevada is considering whether trial can be held next month in Las Vegas for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two years ago.

— AMBULATORY CARE: The West Virginia Healthcare Authority has blocked an Ohio hospital's bid to establish an ambulatory care facility in Parkersburg.

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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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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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