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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Investigators plan to take questions about the massacre of eight family members in southern Ohio as the one-year anniversary of the still-unsolved killings approaches. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 425 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10:45 a.m. news conference, then 500 words by 1 p.m., photos.


CINCINNATI — A prosecutor plans to provide an update in the investigation of the slaying of a driver whose car hit and injured a 4-year-old Cincinnati boy, whose father has been charged in the shooting as police seek a second suspect. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10:30 a.m. press conference, developed on merits.


CINCINNATI — A woman accused of intentionally hitting an 18-year-old with her car and dragging her during an argument is set to be arraigned on charges including murder in the teen’s death. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 130-word update from morning arraignment, developed on merits.


— POLICE KICK-VIDEO: A police union official says video appearing to show a Columbus officer kicking a restrained suspect in the head actually shows him using his foot to pin the man’s shoulder to the ground.

— EX-GIRLFRIEND SLAIN-RETRIAL: A man who maintains his innocence in his ex-girlfriend’s slaying has been convicted of aggravated murder at his third trial in northeastern Ohio.

— DRUG TESTING TRANSPORTATION WORKERS: A federal transportation safety official says screening commercial pilots for fentanyl is not yet under consideration, even after one fatally overdosed on the painkiller at his Ohio home.

— WORKERS ROBBED-CLEVELAND: A cable company is hiring off-duty police officers to accompany workers after a series of violent robberies on marked trucks in Cleveland.


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.