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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




When crews started hunting for a plane carrying six people after it disappeared over Lake Erie two weeks ago, they began with an expanse about half the size of New York City’s five boroughs. The slow-going search — hampered by ice, high winds and murky waters that limit visibility along the lake bottom — shows just how difficult it is to find the wreckage of a plane in water or a remote area despite use of emergency beacons and high-tech equipment. By John Seewer. SENT: 550 words, photos.


TOLEDO — A swastika and profane message cursing Arabs were spray-painted on a Lebanese family’s garage in what Ohio police are investigating as an act of ethnic intimidation. SENT: 225 words. UPCOMING: Pursuing photos.


— FIRE-TWO DIE: Authorities say a 4-year-old boy and his 22-year-old uncle died after being pulled from a mobile home that caught fire in eastern Ohio’s Carroll County.

— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: The trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters is delayed until April.

— THREATS AGAINST MILITARY-INDICTMENT: A judge won’t dismiss charges against a former hospital worker accused of threatening U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State.

— TERRORISM ARREST: A judge sets an August trial date for an Ohio man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State.

— SNAIL STATUE-HIDDEN METH: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a snail statue.

— FATAL AKRON SHOOTING: A northeast Ohio middle school is put on lockdown after gunfire erupts nearby, leaving a 17-year-old boy dead and another teen wounded.

— DAYTON FOOTBALL-HAZING LAWSUIT: University of Dayton attorneys ask a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the school by a former football player who alleges hazing left him with a cognitive brain injury.

— OLDEST AARDVARK-DEATH: The Philadelphia Zoo says the oldest aardvark in captivity in the United States has died 28 years after its birth in Cincinnati.

— CAREER READINESS-GRANT: Ohio gets a $2 million grant to implement career readiness education efforts intended to help connect students to in-demand jobs in the state.

— HOTEL MAID-ABUSE: Police in Morgantown, West Virginia, have charged an Ohio man with sexual abuse stemming from an alleged incident involving a hotel maid.


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.