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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WOMAN IN PIT

WILMINGTON — An Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is slated to appear in court on a kidnapping charge. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. hearing, developed on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE SHOOTING-OFFICER DRAGGED: Columbus police say an officer being dragged alongside a car shot and killed the driver, whom police had stopped as a theft suspect.

— HEROIN SUSPECT-911 CALL: Police say an Akron-area man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him.

— ZOO POLAR BEAR EUTHANIZED: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has euthanized its 29-year-old male polar bear, Nanuq, after veterinarians determined he had liver cancer with limited treatment options. With photo.

— HOUSE FIRE DEATHS: Fire investigators say a Columbus house fire that killed a 16-year-old girl, her mother and her grandmother last month has been ruled accidental.

— FUEL TRANSFER EXPLOSION-DEATH: A workplace safety agency is investigating the death of a man hurt in an explosion while transferring fuel between hauling trucks at a northern Ohio business.

— PTA-DRUGS: The statewide parent and teacher association focused on the health, safety and education of children plans to hold a town hall meeting on the opioid epidemic.

— INTERSTATE 71-BRIDGE: Officials say another attempt at imploding an old bridge in in southwest Ohio will close a section of Interstate-71 for several hours Sunday.

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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.