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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




WEST CHESTER — Open after nearly 25 years, a western Ohio congressional seat long held by John Boehner has drawn a large, varied crowd of candidates, many running as maverick outsiders. Fifteen Republicans are in the dual races to fill the last months of the former House speaker’s term and for the next Congress. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.



DAYTON — The brother of an Ohio pastor who was shot in a church office as services were ending Sunday pleads not guilty in the slaying and has bail set at $1 million. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


CLEVELAND — An Ohio inmate who argues he was wrongly convicted in a 1991 slaying in Lorain and wants a new trial is denied permission to appeal a lower court ruling on the matter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


CINCINNATI — An Ohio man who killed his roommate in 1978 and ate part of his brain is denied parole a fifth time. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— DRUNKEN DRIVER-INTENT: An appeals court says a judge must decide whether a drunken driver intended to hurt people when he drove his car into a bar in southwestern Ohio.

— FAKE FACEBOOK PAGE: A suburban Cleveland police department is warning residents about a fake Facebook page purporting to be the department’s actual page.

— UNIVERSITY FEE REFUND: The University of Akron is repaying $4.1 million in fees to students after state officials concluded that the university shouldn’t have imposed an increase last year.

— EARNS-KROGER: Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. reports fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $559 million.

— OHIO VOTING-TWITTER TOWN HALL: Ohio’s elections chief is using social media to answer questions about the state’s March 15 presidential primary.

— FIERY CRASH-SHOOTING: A southwest Ohio coroner has ruled that a man found dead in a fiery crash over the weekend had been shot.

— RAPID ROBBERIES-INDICTMENT: A prosecutor says a central Ohio man has been charged with robbing eight stores in five days.

— PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-OHIO COLLEGE: A southwestern Ohio college plans student and community activities building up to hosting the first general election presidential debate.


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.