AP-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 Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohioans seeking medical marijuana treatment won’t be able to get the substance immediately. The legalization bill signed by Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday lays out a number of steps that must happen first to set up the state’s medical marijuana program. Some questions and answers about the legislation. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 530 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan swears in Warren Davidson, a Republican elected to fill the remaining term for the 8th Congressional District seat once held by former speaker John Boehner. UPCOMING: 250 words by 7 p.m. Developing from afternoon House session.


SAN FRANCISCO — Parents are using the case of a former Stanford University swimmer from Ohio who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman he encountered at a fraternity party to talk with their own children about sexual misconduct, binge drinking, personal responsibility and boundaries. In some households, the assault victim’s detailed account of her experience has become required reading for teen boys. By Lisa Leff. SENT: 725 words, photos.


DAYTON — The step-grandmother of a 7-month-old Indiana boy killed in a 2014 dog attack is sentenced after being convicted on charges including involuntary manslaughter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from anticipated morning sentencing.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor is set to sign off on requiring public water systems to alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 3 p.m. signing.


BOSTON — A chicken claw. A crucifix. A 1940 “Re-elect FDR” pin. Those and other items that a century’s worth of kids have swallowed, shoved up their nose or ears or otherwise ingested are on display in a macabre exhibition at Boston Children’s Hospital. By Mark Pratt. SENT: 400 words, photos.


— OHIO STATE-ALCOHOL SALES: Ohio State fans will soon be able to have a beer anywhere in Ohio Stadium during football games.

— EX-OSU PLAYER-EXTORTION CHARGE: Former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells has testified against a man suspected of trying to extort at least $65,000 from him over a botched drug deal.

— CASINO REVENUE: New state data shows revenue decreased by 6 percent at Ohio’s casinos last month as the racinos saw a 6 percent increase.

— JAIL INMATES OVERDOSE: Authorities say two inmates who overdosed at a northeastern Ohio jail were revived with an overdose antidote, and a third inmate accused of smuggling the drugs inside is now facing more charges.

— DEER ATTACKS WOMAN: An Ohio woman says she feels like a “prisoner” because a deer has been attacking her near her home.

— FATAL TRIPLE SHOOTING: Officials say a triple shooting in Ohio’s capital city left one man dead and one in critical condition.

— ISLAND POLICE INVESTIGATION: A fired Ohio island police chief is asking for his old job back.

— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION-CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say travelers in Cincinnati could be affected as construction work requires ramp closures affecting two heavily traveled highways this week.


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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.