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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




WEST LIBERTY — The sister of the 17-year-old boy suspected in a school shooting that injured two students says that she doesn’t know his motives and that made a mistake but is “not a monster.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.


CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police union official says an officer struck by a vehicle on Interstate 90 has died. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9 a.m. news conference, developed on merits, pursuing photos.


CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals player Adam “Pacman” Jones is apologizing through his attorneys after Cincinnati police released video showing his raucous, often-vulgar reaction to his latest arrest. By Joe Kay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 a.m., photo planned.


FOSTORIA — An erratic, speeding driver who led an officer on a brief pursuit turned out to be a 10-year-old boy who took his parents’ car without permission and drove 11 miles to a nearby city to shop at a convenience store, police say. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by noon.


— TWO FOUND DEAD-CAR-FIRE: Two people are found dead in a parked car in Columbus that police say someone was trying to light on fire.

— GIRL FATALLY SHOT: Cincinnati officials hoping to help solve the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl say a $2,500 reward is being offered for information about whoever is responsible for her death.

— WOMEN’S MARCH-FREEDOM CENTER: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is collecting materials from the Women’s March on Washington.

— LEAD PIPES-AKRON: Data recently made public by city officials in Akron shows that more than five percent of the city’s water customers are serviced by lead pipes.

— HATE CRIME LAWS-REVIEW: Despite having one of the toughest hate crime laws in the country, Cincinnati’s city manager has requested that officials review how it prosecutes bias attacks.

— CHURCH FIRE: Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that extensively damaged a church in southwestern Ohio.

— TRAFFICKING AWARENESS-PATROL: State police in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are raising awareness this week about human trafficking.

— DIRT BIKE TRACK-CLEVELAND: Cleveland’s council approves a hotly debated proposal to build a dirt bike track as an alternative to the dangers of urban riding.

— INVESTMENT SCHEME: The Clarington, Ohio, owner of a now-closed business in northern West Virginia has been sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison for bilking investors out of millions of dollars through what prosecutors called a Ponzi scheme.


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.