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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




VAN WERT — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to visit a public school in Ohio with the president of a national teachers union, who has been among her most vocal critics and has suggested that DeVos doesn’t understand what students need to succeed.


MINNEAPOLIS — Prince’s 1980s band The Revolution is back together and performing at Paisley Park to kick off a three-month tour, which includes a stop in Cleveland. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 440 words, photos, video.


— CAR FIRE DEATH: Officials say a driver died in a car fire in front of his mother and other witnesses who couldn’t help him escape the burning vehicle outside his Cincinnati-area apartment complex.

— OFFICER SHOT-FALSE CLAIM: An Ohio man says being identified as a suspect in an officer’s shooting caused turmoil for his family, even though he was quickly cleared and investigators concluded the policeman tried to kill himself and fabricated a cover-up story.

— WOMAN’S SLAYING-TEEN CHARGED: A prosecutor wants a 14-year-old Ohio boy accused of killing his father’s girlfriend to be tried as an adult.

— SKELETAL REMAINS-RECONSTRUCTION: Authorities hope a facial reconstruction by a forensic artist can help identify skeletal remains found in an Ohio creek nearly 28 years ago.

— ARENA RECONSTRUCTION: The owners of a Cincinnati arena say they want to completely rebuild it, with taxpayer help, after the NCAA announced its men’s basketball tournament would return to the city if the building is upgraded.

— TRAFFIC CAMERAS: Dayton police say a spike in deadly crashes is behind their push to bring back traffic cameras after abandoning them in response to state restrictions.

— GOVERNOR’S RACE-SCHIAVONI: State Sen. Joe Schiavoni is stepping down as the leader of the Ohio Senate Democratic caucus to devote more time to his run for governor.

— ARMED SCHOOL STAFF: Another school district in rural eastern Ohio has approved allowing staff with firearms on school grounds and in certain school safety zones.


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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.