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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




HAMILTON — Voters in the heavily Republican district whose congressional seat was vacated by former Speaker John Boehner hear from three candidates vying to complete his term in a June 7 special election. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 210 words. UPCOMING: Developing from forum scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. AP Photos planned.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s auditor is reporting the results of an unannounced student attendance count carried out early in the school year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10 a.m. event, developed on merits.


MEDINA — A trial is set to begin Monday for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words from start of trial, developed on merits.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio have continued to increase heading toward the Memorial Day weekend.

— FATAL SHOOTING-RESTAURANT: Police say a man was found fatally shot in a restaurant parking lot in central Ohio.

— DRUG ADDICTION FORUM: An Ohio congressman is teaming up with state officials to host a forum looking at opioid addiction in the state.

— LAKE ERIE DEATH: Officials say a man is dead after apparently falling into Lake Erie.

— POLICE HELICOPTER: A northwest Ohio police department may have to stop using its helicopter if it can’t get enough money to pay for its upcoming mandatory overhaul.

— CINCINNATI RECREATION CENTER: Officials say a proposed recreation center in Cincinnati will receive $3.5 million from the city.

— ROOFING COMPANY COMPLAINTS: The state attorney general is suing a Cincinnati roofing company over more than a dozen complaints that the company took insurance checks but the work was either never finished or was done improperly.


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.