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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohio State University is beefing up its emergency alert system and streamlining the way officials communicate in a crisis after a November car-and-knife attack that wounded nearly a dozen people exposed some flaws in the university’s response plan, The Associated Press has learned. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos.


— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CINCINNATI: A man indicted on two murder charges and dozens of other counts in an Ohio nightclub gun battle is due in court for his arraignment. Two men were fatally shot in the March 26 shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub. Fifteen other people were injured. Will be updated from hearing set for 8:30 a.m.

— MAN DROWNS-BOY SAVED: A former Ohio man who a brother says survived explosions and battles as a U.S. Army combat engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan has drowned while saving a 6-year-old boy during a missionary trip in Indonesia.

— POLICE RELATIONS-KASICH: Ohio’s governor plans a roundtable discussion on police-community relations in Cincinnati. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has a Monday afternoon session with law enforcement and community leaders in a city that has drawn praise for improvements in police and community links.

— SPURIOUS SPEED LIMIT: An Ohio village is examining the practice of its police officers ticketing drivers for speeding based on a fake speeding sign that sets a limit below the actual posted limit for a village street.

— POLICE SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Cleveland police say officers have shot and wounded a suspect in the city. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to a report of a man threatening someone with a gun.

— OHIO TREE-SHAWSHANK: What remained of a 200-year-old oak tree made famous by the movie “Shawshank Redemption” has been cut up and hauled away by an owner of the north-central Ohio property.


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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.