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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — State health officials are taking up a proposal to revoke the license of one of Ohio’s remaining abortion clinics. Women’s Med Center of Dayton faces closure for failing to meet a new state law requiring the center to enlist four back-up doctors for emergencies. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updated from 9 a.m. hearing, then 250 words by noon.


FRANKLIN, Ind. — While the political world waits to see if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s political non-aggression pact to stop Donald Trump proves brilliant or desperate, some voters in the three states most affected applauded the move while others panned it. But many were still struggling to understand what, if anything, it will mean for them. By Will Weissert. SENT: 600 words, photo.


DALLAS — Johnny Manziel, who was cut by the Cleveland Browns in March, could be formally indicted as soon as Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


CINCINNATI — A suburban Cincinnati man is charged with murder after calmly calling 911 to confess he’d killed his wife and say that he wasn’t a threat and would be awaiting police on his front stoop. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9 a.m. arraignment, developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — An Ohio House panel is considering a bill to restore a sales tax exemption for residents purchasing rare coins and precious metal bullion. SENT: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. hearing, developed on merits.


NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble’s fiscal third-quarter results are mixed, as earnings rose even though sales fell on weakness in categories such as grooming and beauty and a strong dollar. SENT: 265 words, photo.



AKRON — A northeast Ohio court disbursing payouts from legal claims is looking for heirs to hundreds of rubber workers who died or became very ill because of exposure to asbestos. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


— MOTHER KILLED-SON CHARGED: A northeast Ohio man who was convicted in the 2013 beating death of his mother has been sentenced to death.

— OHIO COUNTY-FENTANYL: The coroner in southwest Ohio’s largest county says overdose deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl have overtaken heroin deaths.

— CLASSMATE BULLYING-CANDY: Two teenagers accused of assaulting and bullying a developmentally disabled classmate at a northwest Ohio school will have to apologize and serve 25 hours of community service to help people with special needs.

— XGR–ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY: The Ohio Senate is continuing debate of legislation that would shield the addresses of victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes from use by government agencies.


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.