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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — A 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police responding to a report of an armed robbery pulled a firearm from his waistband that was later determined to be a BB gun, police say. SENT: 240 words, video. UPCOMING: Developing, pursuing photos.


ASHLAND — A decision on additional charges in the case of a man arrested at a house where two bodies were found will come Thursday, authorities say. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 420 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Education is set to release information on how school districts performed during the last school year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from data release, timing uncertain, developed on merits.


— TEEN KILLED-SCHOOL BUS: Officials say a school bus hit and killed a 16-year-old high school student in suburban Cleveland.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: Advocates are raising concerns over the length of time it will take Ohio’s medical board to draft rules governing how doctors can recommend to patients they use medical marijuana.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING SIGN: Police are investigating after a photo posted on social media showed a pair of smiling 14-year-old girls holding plastic guns and a sign that reads “I hate everyone, you hate everyone. Let’s shoot up the school at homecoming.”

— SCHOOL THREATS-EVACUATIONS: A southwest Ohio school district says it evacuated two schools after receiving a pair of threats.

— SLAYING-FIFTH TRIAL: The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a man can be tried a fifth time in the slaying of a woman found dead in her apartment 14 years ago.

— MINIMUM WAGE-CLEVELAND: The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint from supporters of an effort to raise Cleveland’s minimum wage.

— AKRON POLICE-DRUNKEN DRIVING: Several Akron police officers have been charged with drunken driving in the past two months and the department’s chief says he’s determined to solve the problem, not hide in embarrassment.

— FIRE CHIEF RESIGNS: A southwest Ohio fire chief has resigned after being placed on administrative leave because of prostitution allegations.


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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