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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




PERRY — Authorities in far northeast Ohio say a sheriff’s deputy responding to a reported stabbing fatally shot a suspect who confronted officers with a gun and wouldn’t drop it. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 11:30 a.m. news conference, developed on merits.


ADA — Every time Peyton Manning throws a pass or Cam Newton takes off to run in Sunday’s Super Bowl, they’ll be gripping a football made in a quaint Ohio village 2,000 miles away. By Mike Householder. SENT: 325 words, video, photos.



CLEVELAND — A judge’s ruling clears a county and three officials of any wrongdoing in the case of an Ohio man who was freed after spending two decades in prison for a murder his attorneys say he didn’t commit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 225 words by 5 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Ohio’s auditor plans a “deep dive” study of the finances of Cincinnati’s sewer district after a newspaper’s report that the district spent hundreds of millions of public dollars with little or no oversight while residents’ sewer rates have risen steadily.


— CHILD RAPE-COUPLE CHARGED: A prosecutor says a man and woman charged in the rapes of their three children have pleaded not guilty in a western Ohio court.

— DRINKING WATER-OHIO: The state Environmental Protection Agency says lead levels in tap water were below the federal allowable limit in most of the recent samples requested by homeowners in the northeast Ohio village of Sebring.

— CLEVELAND POLICE LAWSUIT: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati says two Cleveland police officers aren’t immune from a lawsuit accusing them of excessive force in the apprehension of a teen with Down Syndrome.

— ROOMMATE KILLED-SENTENCE: A southwest Ohio man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after being convicted of killing a roommate with a sword.

— GREAT LAKES-SEWER FUNDING: Federal regulators say nearly $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.

— LOOSE MONKEY: A search is underway for a monkey on the lam in central Ohio.

— CONGRESSMAN-MEMORIAL SERVICE: Three Republicans in Ohio’s congressional delegation are among those expected to speak at a memorial service for former Ohio congressman Mike Oxley, who died Jan. 1.


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.