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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — A prosecutor has scheduled a news conference and could soon announce whether there will be a new trial for a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, after a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict in the fatal shooting of a black man during a traffic stop. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10 a.m. news conference, then 400 words by 3 p.m., photos.




FREMONT — A suspended sheriff who denied stealing prescription drugs and misusing office funds makes his next court appearance, after what was initially a change-of-plea hearing was postponed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 11 a.m. hearing, developed on merits.


DAYTON — A member of the State Board of Education resigns because he’s leaving Ohio and uses his departure to voice concerns about problems that he says will continue to plague the state’s schools. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m.


— WEST VIRGINIA-OVERDOSES: Federal prosecutors accuse an Ohio man of distributing an elephant sedative to people, which they say resulted in about two dozen overdoses in a West Virginia city.

— SLAIN CYCLIST: A new search near the Ohio cornfield where a slain University of Toledo student was found has turned up no more evidence.

— IMMIGRANT-DEPORTATION WARNING: An immigrant charged with stealing an $80 battery charger can withdraw his admission of guilt because the trial court didn’t warn him that it could lead to deportation, the Ohio Supreme Court says.

— POLICE LAWSUIT: An Ohio couple sues police after officers raided their home only to say later that they had the wrong suspect.

— WIFE’S SLAYING-INMATE DIES: A man imprisoned for killing his wife and encasing her body in concrete at the Dayton newspaper building where he supervised maintenance has died nearly three decades later.

— RETIRING WEATHER FORECASTER: Longtime Cleveland television weather forecaster Dick Goddard is wrapping up a 55-year career.

— FATAL ROBBERY-CLEVELAND: Police say a 42-year-old convenience store employee died after he was shot in the head during an armed robbery in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

— CROWD CONTROL DEVICE: Columbus police use a $40,000 Homeland Security grant to purchase high-tech audio equipment that will help control rowdy crowds.

— CINCINNATI SHOOTING: Police say an Ohio man who was shot by an unknown assailant in Cincinnati’s Roselawn section was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.


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.