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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




HAMILTON — The 14-year-old suspect accused of shooting two students at a southwest Ohio school is expected to appear in juvenile court. Authorities say they’re aware of a motive but haven’t publicly discussed it. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: Update from anticipated morning court appearance, timing uncertain, then 400 words by noon, photos.


— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO-THE LATEST: The Latest on the school shooting near Hamilton. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


CLEVELAND — A major national marijuana legalization group is ready to release the text of a fall ballot measure that will ask voters to approve a medical marijuana program in Ohio. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from morning announcement, then 350 words by 2 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ready to campaign in Ohio ahead of the state’s March 15 primary, with a scheduled appearance at a Columbus airport hangar. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 12:30 p.m. appearance.


COLUMBUS — State and local health officials gather ahead of the mosquito season to discuss Ohio’s readiness to deal with Zika-virus scenarios. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from noon news conference, developed on merits.


DAYTON — Authorities plan to discuss what charges to file against a man suspected of shooting his brother, a southwest Ohio pastor, at the pastor’s church as Sunday services were ending. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits. Timing of any announcement on charges uncertain.


— CLASSMATE BULLYING-CANDY: Two eighth-graders accused of assaulting and bullying a developmentally disabled classmate at a Toledo-area school have been charged in juvenile court.

— FATAL FIRE: Officials say an elderly man was killed and three other people were injured in a fire in northeast Ohio.

— CLEVELAND AIRPORT-REBOUND: Passenger data shows Cleveland Hopkins International Airport rebounded after United Airlines pulled its hub in 2014.

— PET BLACK BEAR-FENCING ISSUES: A pet black bear has been taken from a northeast Ohio couple over fencing issues within the animal’s cage.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments next month on the death penalty resentencing of a man convicted of plotting the killing of his girlfriend’s ex-husband.

— HEROIN RING: A Pittsburgh man gets more than a decade in federal prison for operating a heroin trafficking ring that had shipments in eastern Ohio.


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.