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. John Seewer is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Planning gets underway to honor John Glenn, the space pioneer whose heroic life also spanned the military and government. By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. Upcoming: 600 words by 12 noon. AP Photos.




HUDSON — Authorities in Ohio have released the identity of the Hudson police officer who fatally shot a United Arab Emirates citizen who police say fled after causing a crash on the Ohio Turnpike. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Parole Board recommends whether it’s recommending mercy for a condemned inmate set to die in January, the first executioin in three years. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130. UPCOMING: 130 word update from report scheduled for 11 a.m. EDT, followed by 400 words by noon. AP Photo.


COLUMBUS — Lawmakers in Ohio have approved legislation expanding the state’s concealed-weapons law to allow guns in colleges and day cares and on private aircraft. State lawmakers signed off on a flurry of new measures Thursday and into Friday as it ended its two-year legislative session. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.


NEW YORK — With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer’s relatives. The technique, known as familial DNA searching, has made inroads in some U.S. states. Ohio just Monday announced its first effort yielded an arrest in the kidnapping and rape a 6-year-old girl and the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 790 words.


— KINDERGARTENERS-LOADED GUN: Police in suburban Cincinnati are trying to figure out how a loaded gun got into the hands of four or five kindergarten students who were caught playing with the weapon.

— HIGHWAY PILEUPS: Authorities say an interstate east of Cleveland is open again after a pileup of about 50 vehicles in snowy conditions shut down the highway for more than 14 hours.

— DRUGS AND GUNS SENTENCING: The final member of a ruthless Columbus street gang charged in a federal racketeering case has been convicted on all counts and will be sentenced to serve life in prison.

— IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT: State Highway Patrol troopers in Ohio arrested more than 300 drivers for driving under the influence during the latest multi-state enforcement effort involving Ohio troopers and their counterparts in five other states.

— TRAFFIC STOP-METH SEIZED: The State Highway Patrol says Ohio troopers seized nearly 27 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1 million during a traffic stop that led to the arrest of two northern California residents.

— JUVENILE MAGISTRATES INVESTIGATED: Two Cleveland-area juvenile court magistrates accused of misrepresenting the hours they worked are no longer on the job, and the director of the court’s Psycho Diagnostic Clinic has resigned after an investigation revealed he wasn’t a licensed psychologist.


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.