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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — The city of Marietta is preparing for a crowd as Ohio Gov. John Kasich, members of his Cabinet, state lawmakers and others descend on the historic city for his annual State of the State speech. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos developing from 7 p.m. speech.


— STATE OF OHIO-GOVERNOR’S RIDE: Gov. John Kasich invites legislative leaders to ride aboard his plane to the State of the State address in southeastern Ohio


CINCINNATI — An Ohio judge plans to get a pretrial update in the case of a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update expected by 11 a.m. AP photos planned. Developed on merits.


— SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: Police say two teenagers found human skeletal remains behind a store in a northeast Ohio city.

— LUCASVILLE WARDEN-LECTURE SERIES: The man who served as warden during the 1993 Lucasville riot in southern Ohio is kicking off a new lecture series sponsored by the state legislative panel that monitors Ohio’s prisons.

— RAPE DNA-OHIO: The state says law enforcement agencies in Ohio have submitted more than 13,000 sexual assault kits for DNA testing under an initiative to check for evidence from previously untested kits.

— AMERICAN AIRLINES-CLEVELAND AIRPORT: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is celebrating its newest flight to the nation’s capital ahead of the Republican National Convention.

— MILITARY HALL OF FAME: The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor will induct 20 veterans into this year’s class.


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.