BC-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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Ann Sanner. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COVINGTON, Ky. — A former Xavier University assistant women’s basketball coach accused of groping a player in his home faces trial in northern Kentucky. 130 words sent. UPCOMING: 130 word-update after start of trial scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Developed on merits. Moving on news and sports wires.


LAS VEGAS — A son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is due for arraignment in U.S. District Court, and could ask a magistrate judge to let him out of jail to await trial on charges stemming from an armed confrontation with government agents in 2014. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update from hearing scheduled for noon EDT.


— SCALDED CHILD DIES: Funerals services have been set for a 4-year-old Ohio boy who was found dead a day after authorities say his stepmother put his legs in scalding water as a punishment.

— CAR INTO RIVER: Authorities are hoping to resume a search this week for a car that plunged into the Ohio River after a pileup on a bridge leading from Kentucky to Cincinnati.

— KAYAKER DEATH: A 20-year-old kayaker whose body was found by searchers on Sunday at a state park in northeastern Ohio has been identified.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s average price for regular gas going into the workweek has climbed more than 20 cents from the state average this time last month.

— OHIO BRANDING: Ohio officials are launching an advertising campaign aimed at attracting visitors to the state’s tourist destinations.

— CLEVELAND TRANSIT HIKES: Cleveland’s transit agency says it wants to hear from bus and train passengers about proposed fare increases.

— CEDAR POINT COASTER: Cedar Point says construction is nearing completion on its new roller coaster.


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.