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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




LUCASVILLE — The brother of some of the eight family members found shot last week in rural southern Ohio says five victims will be buried side by side in a nearby town. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


DAYTON — A federal judge in Ohio will be updated on the case of a college student who rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10:30 a.m. conference, developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — The leader of the Ohio Senate says he’s planning to introduce legislation that addresses disputes over public records. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10:30 a.m. news conference, developed on merits.



COLUMBUS — Privatizing prison food is saving the state millions, but prisoners aren’t savoring the change. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.


DAYTON — University of Dayton students will be able to simulate conditions from Florida to Alaska in an innovation center marking its official opening on the southwest Ohio school’s campus. UPCOMING: 230 words by 4 p.m.


— FAMILY HELD IN HOME: Authorities say a Cleveland man armed with a pistol kidnapped his girlfriend and four children at home by screwing their front door shut and trapping them inside for four days.

— MAN SHOOTS SON: Police say an Ohio man shot and wounded his own son after mistaking him for an intruder.

— USE OF FORCE-LAWSUIT: A 62-year-old man has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that police officers in a northeast Ohio city slammed him into the ground even though he wasn’t being aggressive toward them.

— DRUG DEATHS-INMATES: A northwest Ohio sheriff hoping to save more heroin users has floated the idea of giving opioid addicts an anti-overdose drug when they leave jail, along with training on how to use it.

— SLEEPING BAG BODY: An Ohio woman has pleaded no contest to charges including corpse abuse and evidence tampering in connection with the death of her grandfather, whose body was found in a sleeping bag in a Kentucky creek last summer.

— TODDLER BEATEN-ARRESTS: An Ohio judge appointed to consider dismissing charges in a toddler’s fatal beating has recused himself after defense objections.

— XGR–OHIO HOUSE-GOP LEADERS: Republicans in the Ohio House are shuffling leaders after two term-limited representatives stepped down from their caucus positions.


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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.