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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — An Ohio law that strips government funding from Planned Parenthood is forcing health officials in some cities and counties to scramble to find replacement providers to perform cancer screenings, promote teen pregnancy prevention and provide prenatal care to women, along with other services. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 700 words, photos.


— FATAL CRASH TRUCK COLLISION: Authorities say the crash between a car and a garbage truck that killed four family members in Ohio occurred when the car failed to yield from a stop sign and pulled into the truck’s path.

— BOY DIES-RIVER: Authorities say a 3-year-old boy pulled from a river in southwest Ohio has died.

— ENDANGERED HISTORIC SITES: A historic preservation group has named 16 historic sites across a dozen Ohio counties that it says are most endangered for reasons such as demolition, abandonment and neglect.

— DISPOSABLE BAG FEE: The city that houses Ohio University is considering a proposal that would make it the first in the state to charge a fee for non-reusable paper and plastic grocery bags.

— YOUNGSTOWN STATE-GIFT: A northeast Ohio car dealer has pledged a $1 million gift to Youngstown State University to endow a scholarship fund and to help the school create campus jobs for students.

— FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: OHIO: The acting U.S. attorney for northern Ohio has been nominated to keep that job as the region’s top federal prosecutor.


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.