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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — In a recorded investigative interview, the partner of the Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy’s condition worsened. He also chokes up at one point, puts his hands over his face and says: “I didn’t know it was a kid.” By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m., photos.


COLUMBUS — House Republican leaders outline their version of Ohio’s two-year operating budget, which is expected to include significant shifts from Gov. John Kasich’s tax and education proposals. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9 a.m. news conference, then 400 words by 3 p.m., with photos.


— FATAL DOG MAULING: Investigators in southwest Ohio say a man died after being mauled by a dog, which was later fatally shot by police.

— OFFICERS ASSAULT-GUILTY PLEA: Two former East Cleveland police officers accused of beating a man they had arrested have pleaded guilty to reduced charges, avoiding a criminal trial for charges including assault and kidnapping.

— CRASH SUSPECT-NEW CITATIONS: Cleveland-area prosecutors want bond revoked for a woman charged in a hit-and-run that killed a 12-year-old boy, saying she’s been cited three times and involved in another crash since then.

— OFFICER SHOT-SHOOTING RANGE: An official says a northeast Ohio police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range.

— STATE LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Democratic state lawmaker from central Ohio has resigned, saying she wants to focus on her family and her small business, a financial group.

— ODD–TOY MOOSE-POLICE: Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. Pursuing photo.

— HONDA RESEARCH-WIND TUNNEL: Honda says it will invest $124 million to establish a wind tunnel facility at a research center in Ohio.

— WILD TURKEY HUNTING-YOUTHS: Ohio officials say nearly 1,900 wild turkeys were harvested during the two-day hunting season for youths.


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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.