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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Andrew Welsh-Huggins. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — Authorities are sounding the alarm about a new and deadly twist in the country’s drug-addiction crisis in the form of a potent painkiller disguised as other medications. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 640 words, photos.


PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea presents a detained American student before the media in Pyongyang, where he tearfully apologizes for attempting to steal a political banner — at the behest, he said, of a member of a church back home who wanted it as a “trophy” — from a staff-only section of the hotel where he had been staying. By Eric Talmadge and Jon Chol Jin. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.


DAYTON — The brother of a slain southwest Ohio pastor was expected to be charged Monday in the fatal shooting that occurred at the pastor’s church office as services were winding down, police said. SENT: 330 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from charges filed, timing uncertain.


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is set to award the nation’s highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in December 2012. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 490 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after ceremony, scheduled for 11:15 a.m. EST. With AP Photos.


WASHINGTON — Lawmakers who helped the Senate avert a meltdown over Supreme Court judges a decade ago say today’s political climate is too toxic for a bipartisan pact to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. By Alan Fram. SENT: 880 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.


WASHINGTON — The remaining major candidates each have a “best-case scenario” for Super Tuesday, a day that’s likely to provide some decisive moments in the 2016 race for president. SENT: 1,070 words. Moving on national wire.


— GOP 2016-TRUMP-OHIO: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is bringing his campaign to Ohio ahead of the primary. SENT: 130 words.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s average price for regular gas is coming in slightly higher than the national average to begin the workweek.

— DEPUTY’S SLAYING-ARREST: The second murder trial of Mitchell Ruble for the 1981 slaying of Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray “Joe” Clark is set to begin this week in southeastern Ohio.

— DOUBLE FATAL FIRE: Authorities say a husband and wife are dead following a house fire in southwest Ohio over the weekend.

— HIGH-SPEED CHASE: A 45-year-old Delaware woman is facing charges after police say she led a chase with officers through two central Ohio counties before ending in a multiple vehicle crash.

— HIRING LIMITS-POLICE: A northwest Ohio police chief says proposals that would limit who can be a police officer could hurt minority recruitment.

— CINCINNATI OPENING DAY-PINIELLA: The manager of the Cincinnati Reds’ last World Series winner will serve as grand marshal of the Ohio city’s big parade on their opening day.

— HEROIN FORUM: A southwest Ohio sheriff is putting on a heroin forum as authorities pledge to work together while seeking community help against the deadly epidemic.


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.