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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOTING

CLEVELAND — A prosecutor says he hasn’t decided whether to pursue charges against five Cleveland police supervisors for their alleged failure to control a high-speed chase that ended with two black people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL FIRE-RAPE CASE: The federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie has resumed dredging in the Cuyahoga River, removing sediment to keep paths navigable for ships.

— EX-GIRLFRIEND SLAIN-RETRIAL: A northeastern Ohio man who was tried and convicted three times in the 1992 slaying of his ex-girlfriend has again been sentenced to life in prison, with possible parole after serving 20 years.

— DRUG TRAFFICKING-OHIO ARRESTS: Authorities say they’ve arrested four men suspected of drug trafficking and seized drugs worth a street value of about $2 million.

— GOOD FRIDAY-PRAYING STEPS: Thousands of people are expected to take part in a Cincinnati tradition of “praying the steps” on Good Friday.

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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.