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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




WASHINGTON — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws. By Joan Lowy. SENT: 810 words, photos, graphic.


CINCINNATI — A pretrial hearing is set in Ohio for a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Developed on merits.


FREMONT — The case of a northern Ohio man who was crushed to death after passing out in a trash bin more than 15 years ago will be investigated by a special prosecutor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 11 a.m.


COLUMBUS — The state treasurer is joining officials from five of Ohio’s public universities for an announcement involving financial transparency. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. news conference. Developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — A proposal to let Ohioans register to vote online next year could see a possible vote by a legislative panel. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 1:30 p.m. hearing. Developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — Voters in western Ohio can begin casting early ballots in a special election being held to fill the vacancy left by former House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur). SENT: 130 words UPCOMING: 130-word update from House session scheduled from 11 a.m. Developed on merits.


— FATAL-TRIPLE SHOOTING: Police say two men have been charged with murder in a shooting that killed one woman and injured another in Ohio’s capital city.

— TEEN SLAIN-DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: Police have identified a teenager who was killed in a double shooting in Ohio’s capital city.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARGES: A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study has denied charges that he assaulted a man at a golf course over a loud radio.

— BOEHNER’S SEAT: Voters in western Ohio can begin casting early ballots in a special election being held to fill the vacancy left by former House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur).

— MENTAL HEALTH-DATA BREACH: The state says it inadvertently released the protected health information of thousands of Ohioans who received mental health services.

— CHILDREN IN POVERTY: A new report finds that too few of Ohio’s children living in deep poverty are getting cash assistance.

— PANHANDLING ORDINANCE: An Ohio city has voted to repeal an ordinance that forced panhandlers to register with the city and wear identification badges as well as restricted the activity to daylight hours.


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.