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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 9 am, OH

December 5, 2018

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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



COLUMBUS — A former Ohio State diving club coach plans to plead not guilty when he’s arraigned on charges related to allegations that he had sex with a diver when she was a teenager. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130 words, from arraignment scheduled for 1 p.m. EST. Developed on merits. AP Photo planned.


— BODY FOUND-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Officials say a fifth-grade class found a body outside a school in Akron.

— VOTING MACHINES-OHIO: Ohio’s county boards of elections are now able to acquire new voting equipment through a program made possible by legislation enacted this year.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-BANKRUPTCY: Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker, who served a prison sentence for wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI, has filed for bankruptcy in Cleveland. Also moving on sports wires.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE: Michigan regulators have issued a permit that allows more anchor supports to bolster twin oil pipelines in the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac.




COLUMBUS — When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day’s salary to $1 million per year after last season and promoted him to offensive coordinator to keep him around while Meyer pondered his future. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 780 words, photos.


UNDATED — After leading Utah to an unbeaten season in 2004, Urban Meyer had a choice to make. He could become the coach at Notre Dame — a dream job, he once called it — or he could be head coach at Florida. Meyer picked Florida because the Gators were better positioned to win national championships. He won two with the Gators. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.


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