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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials don’t know how many migrant children they’ve sent to live with convicted criminals across the U.S. over the last three years, at a time the government sought to speed young Central American migrants out of shelters and into private homes, the chair of a bipartisan congressional subcommittee said Wednesday. By Garance Burke. SENT: 730 words. UPCOMING, developing from 10 a.m. EST hearing in Washington.


COLUMBUS — An Ohio panel tasked with taking a comprehensive review of medical marijuana policies holds its first meeting. The task force of legislators, law enforcement officials, business group leaders and others has been asked to finish its work by the end of March. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from 3 p.m. meeting, then 300 words by 5 p.m.



CINCINNATI — The last hospital in the Cincinnati area that allowed doctors to perform abortions after a fetal anomaly diagnosis has stopped allowing that option. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 220 words by 11 a.m.


BOWLING GREEN — Jurors in northwestern Ohio have failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman in 1982. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m.


— INFANT DEATH-FATHER CHARGED: A northeast Ohio man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in his infant daughter’s death has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

— FIRED UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATOR-LAWSUIT: An administrator fired from a university in southwestern Ohio has filed a lawsuit alleging the school breached a contract with him.

— BOILING WATER PRANK: Police say a 12-year-old boy in northeast Ohio suffered burns to his back and buttocks when another boy poured boiling water on him as a prank.

— POLICE OFFICER-THEFT CHARGE: A police officer has been charged with theft in office in southwestern Ohio.

— MILITARY BASE-ECONOMIC: Air Force economic analysts say Ohio’s largest military base had an estimated $4.3 billion impact in fiscal year 2014.

— LIQUOR SALES OHIO: State officials say Ohio set a record for dollar sales of spirituous liquor last year, exceeding $1 billion for the first time.

— TAIL GATE THEFTS: A prosecutor is warning central Ohio residents to be wary of thieves stealing pickup truck tailgates.

— SHERIFF DIES: A first-term sheriff in northwestern Ohio has died following complications from surgery.

— MODEL-MURDER FOR HIRE: A central Ohio jury has found a woman guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her husband’s children.


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.