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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — NOAA announces its forecast for the extent and severity of harmful algal blooms this summer in western Lake Erie, a threat that two years ago made tap water temporarily undrinkable in Toledo and parts of southeastern Michigan. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 word-update by 3 p.m., then 400 words by 4 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A recent study shows Ohio students provided with tax-funded vouchers to attend private schools did worse on state reading and math tests than their peers who attend public schools. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 p.m., followed by 250 words by 5 p.m.

UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— SCHOOL SHOOTING-OHIO: The grandparents of a boy who opened fire in an Ohio school cafeteria and injured several classmates say a lawsuit wrongly names them as the gun’s owners.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-OHIO: Police in one Ohio city who dealt with 17 suspected heroin overdoses in one day say they believe the drugs involved in at least some cases were laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

— WOMAN’s BODY FOUND: Police say a woman’s body has been found on the side of a road in Cincinnati.

— FATAL ATV CRASH: A sheriff’s official says a 16-year-old boy has been killed in the crash of all-terrain vehicle at a fishing lake in southwest Ohio.

— WATER SKIING ACCIDENT-SEARCH: A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars in the death of a 19-year-old woman who died after being hit by a boat in 2014.

— ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARK-TRESPASSING: Police are warning would-be trespassers not to set foot in an abandoned northeast Ohio amusement park after a spike in arrests at the site this year.

— COAL PLANT CLOSURE: A shuttered coal-burning plant in central Ohio is being sold to a St. Louis-based commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company.

— ASSAULT VICTIM-OHIO PARK: Investigators say they’re still trying to identify a shooting victim found injured days ago along a northeast Ohio park trail.

— SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE: Ohio officials and the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Port Authority are asking a federal judge to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fully dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River shipping channel.


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.