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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — Their city’s 52-year championship drought finally over, bleary-eyed Cleveland fans next look forward to a Wednesday celebration parade for the victorious Cavaliers and the northeast Ohio region’s homegrown star, LeBron James. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos planned.


CLEVELAND — Cleveland is celebrating like never before after its 52-year championship drought with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ win over the Golden State Warriors for the NBA championship. By Tom Withers. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.





The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well. Best player in basketball? His name is LeBron James. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 860 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — The owner of tigers and other exotic animals seized by the state from a northeast Ohio facility is asking a judge to find her exempt from the law that tightened restrictions on keeping such animals. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin city’s unprecedented request to draw its water supply from Lake Michigan has met some late opposition from U.S. and Canadian mayors within the Great Lakes basin. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s new charter school reform laws seem to be blocking poor-performing schools from finding new backers to keep them open. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


— INMATES ESCAPE: Police say they’ve found a stolen truck in Ohio that may have been used by two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Indiana by squeezing through a hole they apparently made in the jail’s exterior wall.

— AIR FORCE BASE-COMMANDER: A new commander is taking over the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio.

— TIME CAPSULE PHOTO: A nonagenarian says he was one of the middle school students pictured in a photo found in a time capsule that had been buried for more than 70 years in northeast Ohio.

— UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSEMBLY: Thousands of Unitarian Universalists are gathering in Columbus for the church’s national General Assembly.


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.