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 Mark Gillispie 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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DAYTON -- A police officer says he believed he faced an "imminent threat" when he fatally shot a black man in a Walmart store who was holding what turned out to be an air rifle, although he acknowledges he never saw the man point it or threaten anyone. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 280 words by 10 a.m. With AP Photos.


YOUNGSTOWN -- An Ohio businessman who called the U.S. home for 38 years is scheduled to be deported to Jordan. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports 57-year-old Amer Othman will leave Youngstown with his wife on Sunday after fighting for years to remain in the country. SENT: 305 words.


SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 1,125 words. With AP Photos, Video.




— CHILD DIES-METHADONE: A 46-year-old woman has been found guilty of charges related to the methadone overdose death of her grandson in Cleveland.

— AIRBNB-NEW YEAR'S PARTY: Airbnb says it has permanently banned a man who threw a huge New Year's party at a house in suburban Cleveland where he was renting a room.

— OHIO FAMILY KILLED: The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the state Supreme Court shouldn't reconsider its decision rejecting requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

— GANG CHARGES-OHIO: The federal government says four more alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been charged in Ohio.

— MACY'S-CINCINNATI: Macy's is closing its store in downtown Cincinnati. The Cincinnati-based retailer confirmed Wednesday that the closure is part of a plan to close 100 stores that it announced in 2016.




CINCINNATI — The Bengals have brought back coordinator Bill Lazor to resurrect the NFL's worst offense. He's got a lot of work ahead. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


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