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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 520 words, photo.

DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED

BELLEFONTAINE — A judge is delaying the trial of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.

FOOD AND FARM-EDIBLE CRICKETS

WILLISTON, Vt. — Farmers are raising alternative livestock that they say are more ecologically sound than meat but that are sure to bug some people out: crickets. Interest in edible insects was fueled by a 2013 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 680 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW HISTORIC LANDMARKS-OHIO: The site where the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four Kent State University students during a protest on May 4, 1970, is among three new National Historic Landmarks in Ohio.

— CATHOLIC CHARITIES-EMBEZZLEMENT: A former employee involved with managing funds for Cleveland Catholic Charities has admitted embezzling more than $2 million.

— ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES: Federal officials say they’ll continue efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite uncertainty about what Donald Trump might propose.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The state is reviewing a request to help pay for the funeral of a woman killed in last year’s southern Ohio massacre of eight people.

— OFFICER DRAGGED: Police say a 25-year-old Cleveland man is wanted on a felonious assault charge for hitting a police officer with a car and dragging the officer.

— LITTLE LEAGUE-MISSING MONEY: A Little League president near Akron is charged with felony theft and money laundering after investigators determined he used more than $27,000 in funds from the baseball program for his personal gain.

— CLASSMATE ASSAULT-SHOTS FIRED: Police in Akron are investigating a teenage boy’s claims that two high school classmates pistol-whipped him during a robbery this week and then fired the weapon at him as he fled.

— DEER-MUZZLELOADER SEASON-OHIO: The state says hunters took nearly 16,000 deer during Ohio’s four-day muzzleloader season this month.

— DAYTON STREETLIGHTS: Officials say Dayton is poised to quadruple the number of LED streetlights posted in the western Ohio city over the next four years.

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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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