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 Mark Gillispie. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Tuesday is Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s final day to act on a slew of bills delivered to him by lame duck lawmakers, including a clean-energy bill that he’s threatened to veto. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits.


BEACHWOOD — Fights at malls around the country have sent shoppers who were looking for post-holiday deals scrambling for the exits. Officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd following a fight at an upscale shopping mall in Beachwood, near Cleveland. SENT: 320 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Records show Ohio’s prisons agency made about $4.5 million from selling cattle and equipment after shutting down its prison-farm system. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 225 words by noon.


— KIDNAPPED CHILD HOAX: Police say a Lakewood man falsely reported his young daughter was kidnapped in a parking lot, prompting an Amber Alert and investigation until officers determined the child doesn’t exist and the story was a hoax.

— SHOOTING THREAT-HOSPITAL: A woman accused of threatening to shoot people at an Alliance hospital and blow it up after a relative died there has been arrested on a charge of making terroristic threats.

— MIAMI UNIVERSITY-HAZING: Miami University in southwest Ohio has revamped its Greek Life system after suspending three fraternities and putting several others on probation in light of hazing, alcohol and drug violations this year.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: Cleveland police officials say a program being drafted to train officers on the department’s new use-of-force policies will be completed at some point during the next two weeks.

— FBN–BROWNS-FOOD BANK: The Cleveland Browns’ first victory of the season also has become a win for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which will get money that had been donated for a parade planned if the team ended up with a “perfect” winless record.

— PARKING LOT-BODY: Police near Dayton are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered in a parking lot.

— CENTRAL OHIO-CHILDREN SHOT: Health care officials and local authorities have noticed an alarming trend: more youths are being shot in central Ohio than ever before.

— DRONE TRAINING: A flight instructor at a small airport in Fremont in northern Ohio is planning a seminar next month for people interested in drones as a hobby of for commercial uses.


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.