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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Marijuana growing operations have been discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials say eight members of one rural southern Ohio family were killed in a “pre-planned execution,” raising more questions as authorities scramble to find a suspect or suspects. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 730 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing. Will be updated.



HAMILTON — Ohio legislators are seeking some $400,000 to help expand a faith-based anti-heroin effort in a southwest Ohio community hard hit by the deadly epidemic. UPCOMING: 250 words by 11 a.m.



DETROIT — When LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept Boston in the first round of last year’s playoffs, their championship hopes had already taken a major hit because of an injury to Kevin Love. Not so this season. The Cavs took four straight games from Detroit, and look no worse for wear after doing it. By Noah Trister. SENT: 580 words, photo.


— FATAL HOUSE FIRE: Firefighters say one person died and two other people escaped serious injury from an early morning house fire in suburban Cincinnati.

— ABDUCTED WOMAN FOUND: Authorities say an Ohio kidnapping suspected charged in the killing of a woman injured in a home invasion at her Pennsylvania home has been found dead in his jail cell.

— DELIVERY ROBBERIES-TEEN ARRESTED: Cleveland police say a 13-year-old boy suspected of robbing two pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint and trying to rob a third was identified because he used his own cellphone to place the orders.

— MARRIED AT MARATHON: This year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon in Ohio will be a race to remember for one couple who married at the starting line before running the event’s half-marathon. Pursuing photos.


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.