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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




ON CRANBERRY BOG — State officials say the unusual bog surrounded by central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake doesn’t seem to have been harmed by the water being kept low there for over a year amid work to replace a deteriorated dam. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 480 words, photos.


— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: Severe storms have knocked down trees and power lines in parts of southwestern and central Ohio, causing thousands of power outages.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY: The estate of Tamir Rice has requested that a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Probate Court judge approve a settlement reached over the 12-year-old’s 2014 shooting death by Cleveland police.

— INMATES ESCAPE: Authorities say a pair of Indiana inmates climbed through a wall of their prison cell in an escape reminiscent of the one in the 1994 film, “The Shawshank Redemption” before being apprehended in Ohio four days later.

— FATAL SHOOTING-TEENS: A 20-year-old Cincinnati man has cut a deal with prosecutors and agreed to plead guilty to charges tied to a botched robbery that left a West Chester Township teen dead.

— METRO BUS CRASH: The driver of a Cincinnati Metro bus that struck and killed an elderly man and injured his daughter has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

— MISSING MAN-REMAINS FOUND: Authorities say they’ve recovered the remains of an Ohio man who has been missing since 2002 and they believe his friend — who is serving multiple life sentences for several murder cases in West Virginia — killed him.

— SCHOOL PRAYER-BALLOT ISSUE: A ballot effort in Ohio to allow students to pray in public schools has failed to clear an initial hurdle.

— DEFENDANT THROW FECES: A serial robber in Ohio is going to face more charges after throwing feces and urine on his defense attorney and deputies while he was being sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

— LOOSE RODEO BULL: Police say a bucking bull that was bred for rodeo work escaped from its enclosure and is on the lam in southwest Ohio.

— DEM 2015-CLINTON-OHIO: Another week, another Hillary Clinton trip to Ohio.

— EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND: Indiana’s second-largest state park has opened a new campground that’s designed just for equestrians and their horses.


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.