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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



— WRONG SUSPECT-SETTLEMENT: Toledo officials have approved a $75,000 settlement for a man who accused police of using unnecessary force when they wrongly arrested him in a car theft as he stopped at a McDonald’s.

— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Police in southwest Ohio say the mother of a man who charged at an officer with a butcher knife and was killed said she wasn’t surprised and was sorry that the officer had to shoot her son.

— ZIKA VIRUS-OHIO: A suspected case of Zika virus has health officials urging a western Ohio neighborhood to take precautions against mosquitoes, which can spread the virus to people.

— TANKER CRASH-EXPLOSION: Officials say part of Interstate 75 in Dayton that was closed after a fatal, wrong-way crash sparked a huge fireball is expected to reopen by Thursday morning.

— SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER SUSPENDED: A sheriff’s deputy who worked at a central Ohio high school has been placed on unpaid leave and removed from the school after an unspecified allegation from a student.

— STATE FIRE MARSHAL: Ohio’s top fire official is retiring after six years in that role.

— CLEVELAND STATE-LAW SCHOOL DEAN: A former Ohio lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher, will become the permanent leader of Cleveland State University’s law school after serving as interim dean for nearly a year.

— COLLEGE LOAN CANCELLATIONS: The state attorney general says nearly 5,500 people in Ohio are eligible to cancel federal student loans that they used to attend schools operated by a for-profit chain that abruptly ceased operations in 2015.

— SHEETZ STORES HIRING: The Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain wants to hire 3,400 full- and part-time workers.


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.