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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

November 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




WAVERLY — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than two-year-old case was announced. Tuesday’s announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began after seven adults and a teenage boy were found shot in the head at four separate homes in April 2016. By Angie Wang and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 650 words, photos.



CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS: The speaker’s gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and set the tone for the new Congress. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,090 words. UPCOMING: Developing. Will be updated from voting for Senate leaders scheduled for 9:30 a.m. EST, House GOP leaders at 1 p.m. AP Photos.




DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city’s three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. SENT: 280 words, photos.


— OHIO LIBERTARIANS-BALLOT ACCESS: The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party.

— EARNS-MACY’S: Cincinnati-based Macy’s heads into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores.

— ABANDONED MINES-CLEANUP IDEAS: A new report is highlighting ways to help cleanup and repurpose the sites of abandoned coal mines in Appalachia.

— INSURANCE COMPANY LAYOFFS: Columbus-based Nationwide insurance intends to eliminate the jobs of about 80 workers at its Des Moines office as it cuts 1,100 positions across the country.

— HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION: A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at his home.




CINCINNATI — Hue Jackson is back in Cincinnati, hired to do something he’s never done before. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is taking over as defensive coordinator and Jackson — a longtime friend and associate — is returning to help him. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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 technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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