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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




NELSONVILLE — Ohio prison officials say an inmate convicted of killing a woman in Cleveland has been reported missing from a southeast Ohio prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits. Pursuing photo.


HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who was born in Ohio and used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire, has died. She was 92. SENT: 670 words, photos.



COLUMBUS — An attorney says candidates for public office in Ohio can lie and get away with it under a recently upheld 2014 federal court ruling that struck down state law banning false statements in campaigns. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by noon.


COLUMBUS — Education officials in Ohio are asking parents, teachers and other residents to help refine learning standards in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.


— BUS OVERTURNS: Authorities say eight people were injured when a bus overturned in Akron.

— INTERSTATE 71 CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say late-night motorists could encounter short-term full closures of Interstate 71 this week in southwest Ohio for construction work.

— OHIO VETERANS-HALL OF FAME: The state has installed a new touch-screen kiosk at the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame that features hundreds of photos and bios of its honorees.

— GOP 2016-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) plans to campaign in Wisconsin ahead of that Midwestern state’s April 5 Republican presidential primary.

— OHIO SCHOOLS CHIEF-RETIREMENT: Ohio’s state school board says the deadline to apply for superintendent is April 8 — but so far no one has put in for it.


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.