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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — A prosecutor announces whether he’ll charge the parents of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla exhibit, leading to the fatal shooting of a male gorilla. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 315 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. news conference, photos.


HAMILTON — A juvenile court judge sentences a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to opening fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria for reasons that remain unclear. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. sentencing.


DAYTON — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is looking to add the current Air Force One to its collection of historic presidential planes. SENT: 250 words, pursuing photo.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green emphatically flexed his bulging biceps with big plays on both ends of the floor, and these Golden State Warriors might just be far too strong for the Cleveland Cavaliers. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 930 words, photos.


— OHIO SHOOTINGS-CHILDREN: At least three families have started efforts to gain custody of two of the children found unharmed after eight family members were slain in southern Ohio.

— BODY FOUND-CANAL: Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a canal in northeast Ohio.

— CEDAR POINT CLOSED: Cedar Point is closed Monday after strong storms knocked out power to the northwest Ohio amusement park.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio gas prices are tracking up as the summer travel season gets underway.

— COLUMBUS OFFICER-CRASH: Police say a Columbus police officer was critically hurt in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 71.

— CENTURY OLD BUSINESSES: Ohio companies in business for 100 years or more are being profiled as part of a monthly recognition program.

— OHIO CRASHES-FAILURE TO YIELD: The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting an increase in the number of crashes caused by motorists who fail to yield to other vehicles.

— BUCKEYE BOYS STATE-FUTURE: Organizers of the Buckeye Boys State program are weighing whether to move the annual summertime gathering to a new home.

— ZIKA VIRUS-OHIO: Health authorities in northwest Ohio say a 50-year-old man who recently traveled to the Caribbean has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities have identified a man who died over the weekend after he was found trapped in a vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in southwest Ohio.


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.