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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — An Ohio man who authorities say took his then 5-year-old son from his mother in Alabama nearly 14 years ago is scheduled to be sentenced in Cleveland. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 11 a.m. sentencing, then 500 words by 3:30 p.m. Pursuing AP photos.


COLUMBUS — An Ohio House committee is set to consider possible changes to legislation regulating how abortion providers handle fetal remains. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. hearing, then 350 words by 3:30 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio House leaders are ready to discuss findings of a legislative task force that’s been studying the future of legalized medical marijuana in the state. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from noon news conference, then 400 words by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK — Eleven U.S. jail systems in jurisdictions including Lucas County in Toledo, will receive millions of dollars in grants to overhaul operations in order to reduce their overall inmate populations — some by as much as one third, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday. By Jake Pearson. SENT: 540 words.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Associated Press, The Guardian US, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV have won top honors as “best of show” winners in the 82nd National Headliner Awards. SENT: 3,800 words.



WARREN — The remains of a Pennsylvania-born soldier declared missing during the Korean War are being returned to northeast Ohio 65 years later, after DNA testing helped with identification. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


— CRASH-HIGHWAY PATROL POST: Authorities say a suspected drunk driver was seriously injured after police say he slammed into an Ohio State Highway Patrol post.

— PRESIDENTIAL POLL-NEW YORK: A Siena College poll shows former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton leading Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 10 percentage points among the state’s Democratic voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

— 2016-GOP CONVENTION-CLEVELAND: Officials say the county courthouse in Cleveland will stay open during the Republican convention in July but will use only essential staff and limit its work to “critical matters” on those days.

— VETERANS AFFAIRS-ARCHIVES: The leader of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it plans to put its national archives in Dayton.

— RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION-SCHOOLS: An Ohio proposal that would broaden protections for students’ religious expression in public schools is poised for a vote in the House.

— MINIMUM WAGE-CLEVELAND: A group seeking a $15 minimum wage from Cleveland employers will begin petitioning this week for the wage for thousands of workers employed in the northeast Ohio city.

— DETERIORATED DAM-BUSINESSES: The state has started taking applications for grants and loans to help businesses near central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake that have lost revenue while the water is kept low and a deteriorated dam is replaced.

— OHIO COLLEGE-FIREARMS WALK: A group of students and gun advocates plans to openly carry guns on the campus of Miami University in southwest Ohio.

— CARR’S GRANDSON-CANCER AWARENESS: Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr is slated to be at the Ohio Statehouse for a legislative hearing on a bill aimed at raising awareness about the rare pediatric brain cancer that afflicted his late grandson.


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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.