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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




UNDATED — Ohio’s school board is set to discuss graduation rules for current high school juniors as school administrators warn that new requirements tied to more demanding tests are putting a large number of students at risk of not graduating on time in 2018. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 8 a.m. meeting, developed on merits.


__ BONOBO BIRTH-COLUMBUS: The Columbus Zoo says one of two remaining wild-born bonobos (boh-NOH’-bohz) living in the U.S. has given birth.

__ POLICE KILLING-UAE CITIZEN: Authorities say a United Arab Emirates citizen who fled after causing a crash on the Ohio Turnpike and was fatally shot by police was unarmed.

__ STUDENT-LOADED GUN: A central Ohio teen has been in custody since his arrest earlier this month after police say he was found in possession of a loaded handgun and extra ammunition at school.

__ STEPFATHER SHOOTING DEATH: The stepchildren of a Cleveland man fatally shot in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood in November have denied charges connected to his death.

__ MAYOR-TAX CHARGE: A central Ohio mayor has been sentenced to 90 days house arrest after pleading guilty to failing to file state tax returns for two years.