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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINICINNATI — The judge who will preside at the murder retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer gets an update from attorneys on progress in pretrial matters. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. court session, developed on merits.


— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO: The football coach who chased a shooter from a Chardon school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the attention he’s received and says people must remember it was a tragedy that killed three boys and paralyzed a fourth.

— DRUG DEATHS-OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE: Police in Ohio’s capital say more officers will carry a drug overdose antidote after dozens of heroin users were revived with it during a pilot program.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Drivers in Ohio have seen gas prices creep upward in the past week.

— VETERAN PTSD-HIGHWAY: A lawmaker proposing to rename an Ohio highway for a soldier who killed himself says it could help remind veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to reach out for help.

— OHIO TURNS 214: Ohio is celebrating 214 years of statehood this year, and the Statehouse in Columbus is marking the occasion with a family-friendly party on March 5.

— APARTMENT FIRE-ATHENS: Fire officials in southeast Ohio say a weekend blaze damaged a 30-unit apartment complex.

— FAYETTE SCHOOLS-FACILITIES: Fayette area schools have started work on two campus expansion projects.


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.