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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




MADISON TOWNSHIP — Classes resume in a southwest Ohio school district two days after authorities say a 14-year-old boy shot students in a school cafeteria. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


MIAMI — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country, are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House. Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson struggled to convey optimism even as they vowed to fight on. By Julie Bykowicz and Lisa Lerer. SENT: 885 words, photos, video, audio. Moving on national lines.



TOLEDO — One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m., pursuing photos.


— OHIO VOTING: Ohio’s elections chief says nearly 70,000 votes have been cast ahead of the swing state’s March 15 primary contests.

— SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gets scant support during a public hearing for a proposal to dump contaminated sediment from Cleveland’s shipping channels into Lake Erie.

— NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOOTING: The survivor of an Ohio robbery and shooting that killed her boyfriend and his two teenage children will be allowed to testify at the trial of one of the brothers charged in the case.

— DRUG OVERDOSES-LOOKALIKES: Federal authorities have charged a suburban Cleveland man with having more than 900 doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

— CONCEALED-CARRY LICENSES-OHIO: The number of new concealed-carry licenses rose last year in Ohio after experiencing a drop in 2014.

— EARNS-ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reports fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $57.7 million.

— SEX ABUSE-CHESS TEACHER: Jurors say they’re hopelessly deadlocked and can’t reach a verdict in the case of an Ohio chess teacher accused of sexually abusing two of his students.

— MEIJER-NEW STORES: Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. plans to invest more than $400 million in new and remodeled stores this year.


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.