AP-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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SCHOOL SECURITY-BARRICADES: An Ohio building standards board is ready to approval final rules allowing schools to deploy portable barricade devices in the event of an active shooter. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10 a.m. hearing and 500 words by 5 p.m.


— NEW YEAR’S EVEN SHOOTING: A man accused in the fatal shootings of a father and his two teenage children during a home invasion robbery on New Year’s Eve 2013 has been found guilty of aggravated murder.

— TRIPLE FATAL-OHIO: Police say three people have died in a three-car crash on Interstate 75 north in suburban Cincinnati.

— FETUS DEAETH-MURDER CHARGE: A prosecutor says a southwest Ohio man accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend and causing her fetus’ death has been found guilty of murder and other counts.

— DOCTOR SLAIN-DNA: A former Akron police captain convicted of killing his ex-wife in 1997 is appealing a judge’s ruling that denied him a new trial.

— HOMELESS HOUSING-FATAL STABBING: A prosecutor says a southwest Ohio man charged in the 2015 fatal stabbing of a neighbor in an apartment building housing the homeless and disabled has been found guilty of aggravated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

— SUSPECT SHOT-COLUMBUS: Police have identified the officer who shot and wounded a knife-wielding man in a Columbus man.

— HUMAN REMAINS-SIDEWALK: An analysis by an anthropology team from a Pennsylvania school has provided clues about the man whose skeletal remains were found on a northeastern Ohio sidewalk in January.

— SEXUAL VIOLENCE-HOTLINE: A new, statewide helpline for survivors of sexual and relationship violence will soon be launching in Ohio.

— AIR FORCE BASE COMMANDER: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio is getting a new commander this summer.

— CINCINNATI-LEAD NOTIFICATIONS: Thousands of customers of a Cincinnati-area water utility are being alerted that some city-owned water lines are made out of lead.

— DEER CULL-PARK: Sharpshooters in a northeast Ohio national park have killed 350 white-tailed deer in what officials are calling a successful first deer cull.

— SCALISE ENERGY TOUR: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is taking a batch of congressmen on a tour of the Gulf of Mexico’s offshore oil and gas industry.


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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.