BC-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory,1st Ld-Writethru, 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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea announced Friday the arrest of a U.S. university student for what it called a “hostile act” orchestrated by the American government to undermine the authoritarian nation. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 620 words.


COLUMBUS: State officials are set to unveil Ohio’s unemployment rate and other jobs data for the final month of 2015. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update, developed on merits.



CANTON — A northeast Ohio officer whose police dog died after being shot during a burglary investigation will visit Texas in search of a new K-9 partner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— DRUG DEATHS-OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE: Ohio Department of Public Safety records indicate a drug overdose antidote that can help save addicts on the brink of death was administered more than 12,600 times around the state last year.

— APARTMENT BUILDING SHOOTING: A shooting in a northeastern Ohio apartment complex has left two people dead.

— TOLEDO SCHOOLS: An agreement between a northwestern Ohio school district and a federal education agency outlines how the district will address questions about the treatment of minority students.

— STEEL PLANT-WASTEWATER: The state attorney general says a northeast Ohio steel plant that shut down and abandoned hazardous chemicals on its site has to continue operating its wastewater treatment plant.

— GRAND JURIES-CLEVELAND: The presiding judge in the county that includes Cleveland says he’s appointed two fellow jurists to lead a committee to study whether the county’s grand juries can operate more efficiently.

— ZOO-CHEETAH DEATH: The Cincinnati Zoo says a 15-year-old cheetah known for its remarkable speed has been euthanized.

— WINTER WEATHER-OHIO: With a major winter storm possible in some areas this weekend, state officials are urging Ohioans to be prepared in case of potential power outages or snowed-in conditions.

— PROSECUTOR-NEWSPAPER’S LEGAL FEES: A southwest Ohio prosecutor has been ordered to pay more than $25,000 to a newspaper for its legal costs in challenging his decision to withhold a 911 dispatcher’s recorded call to a murder suspect.

— POWERBALL WINNER-OHIO: Four people from a Cleveland-area family have claimed the second of three million-dollar prizes won in Ohio in the drawing for a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

— LAKE FERRY A coal-fired passenger ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Wisconsin and Michigan is getting National Historic Landmark designation.

— HUDSON RIVER ARTIST-EXHIBITON: The inaugural exhibit has been announced for a reconstructed building located at the upstate New York home of the founder of the Hudson River School of art.

— PEDIATRIC HEART CARE: UK HealthCare and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital finalized an agreement that will bring some pediatric heart surgeries back to the University of Kentucky after a nearly four-year absence.


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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.