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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld meet in the primary ahead of a fall campaign against incumbent GOP Sen. Rob Portman. Fifteen Republicans also vie to succeed former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in his western Ohio district. By Dan Sewell. About 600 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — The J.M. Smucker Co. named Mark T. Smucker to replace his uncle, Richard K. Smucker, as CEO as part of a transition plan that the more than century-old food products company says will help long-term growth. Mark Smucker, currently president of the consumer and natural foods unit, will become CEO effective May 1. He is Richard Smucker’s nephew and Timothy P. Smucker’s son. SENT: 220 words.



COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some state school board members are concerned by results of a survey that indicated poorer results for districts that administered state tests online instead of on paper. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


— SCHOOL SHOOTING-SEARCH: Authorities in southwest Ohio have seized computers, knives, a BB gun and other items from the home of a 14-year-old student charged in a school cafeteria shooting.

— STABBING-RAPE-CRIME SPREE: A Massachusetts man authorities say stabbed his brother, raped a woman, kidnapped them both and fled to Ohio is headed to prison.

— PARK PROTESTS-YOUNGSTOWN: Hundreds of people have questioned changes at a Youngstown metro park system including the abrupt firing of 13 employees.

— CHILD LOST TWICE: Police in northern Ohio have charged a man with child endangering after they say his 3-year-old daughter was found wandering in the middle of a road.

— PAY AS YOU CAMPAIGN: An Ohio city says presidential candidates are welcome to bring their campaign slogans to town as long as they bring their checkbooks too.

— FATAL FIRE-APARTMENTS: A fire at a northeastern Ohio apartment complex has killed a 4-year-old girl, injured six others and displaced dozens of residents.

— MAN FOUND IN TRASH-ACQUITTAL: A 24-year-old man has been acquitted in the 2012 death of a man whose body was found in trash dumped from a garbage truck in Columbus.

— PARKING LOT SHOOTING: The young man charged in a Columbus shooting that killed a 7-year-old boy and injured others is being held on $2 million bond.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-FORUMS: A southwest Ohio school district plans a series of forums to discuss safety and other concerns in the aftermath of last week’s cafeteria shooting.

— FATAL DUPLEX FIRE: Officials say smoking or fireworks caused an accidental January blaze in a central Ohio duplex that left a man and a woman dead.

— INDICTED LAWMAKER-RELEASED: A former Ohio lawmaker has been released from prison after serving three years for election falsification and other charges.

— VENEZUELA-INVESTORS LAWSUIT: A federal trial over a $100 million investors’ lawsuit against Venezuela has concluded after nearly five weeks.

— GOP 2016-KASICH-BREAKFAST: Presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will headline a suburban Cincinnati Republican club’s annual pancake breakfast.


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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.