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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — It’s Donald Trump’s big moment to make his case to the country — and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. The most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on a convention marked by divided loyalties and unwanted distractions as well as full-throated roars against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 940 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-AIR KISS: Donald Trump’s would-be smooch of running mate Mike Pence is drawing attention on social media.



CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s new running mate and other Republicans are wrongly accusing Hillary Clinton of speaking with indifference about the death of Americans in Benghazi, Libya — twisting her comments out of context to make their indictment. By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — In the hours after the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas, Donald Trump offered his “thoughts and prayers” for all the victims of the week’s violence — including two black men killed by the police in separate incidents in Minnesota and Louisiana. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has never been far from the action during the Republican convention, taking charge when a flag-burning turned into a melee, stepping in when demonstrators nearly came to blows and joining bicycle officers on patrol. By Mark Gillispie and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 730 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


CLEVELAND — Donald Trump opponents are planning more protests outside the Republican National Convention as the event reaches it finale, keeping thousands of police officers on heightened alert for one more day. By Michael R. Sisak and Michael Hill. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


CLEVELAND — In the biggest moments of her father’s presidential campaign, Ivanka Trump is center stage, one of his most effective and compelling advocates. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. SENT: 740 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to link arms with Republicans at the party’s national convention but was booed lustily by delegates when he ended his speech without offering Donald Trump his endorsement — or even saying he would vote for the New York billionaire. SENT: 740 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


CLEVELAND — Donald Trump need look no farther than this week’s GOP crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena to assemble a future Cabinet. By Erica Werner. SENT: 680 words. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Three long days of attacks on Hillary Clinton, floor fiascos and testaments to Donald Trump have come and gone, and now the big moment of the Republican National Convention has arrived. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 710 words. AP Photos.


Delegates at the Republican National Convention thunderously booed Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday — clouding an evening intended to highlight vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as a unifying force for the party. The disorder provided fresh reminders of the fissures that remain. By Mary Jo Jalonick. SENT: 760 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


INDEPENDENCE — Nine miles from the red-white-and-blue-festooned arena where thousands of Republicans are extolling their new presidential nominee, other Republicans are uttering not a word about Donald Trump as they knock on doors and talk to voters. By Julie Bycowicz. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos.


WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was angry: A reporter had the gall to suggest that ego was behind his purchase of New York’s famed Plaza Hotel. By Nancy Benac. SENT: 1,950 words. Abridged version and AP Photos WX401-423 are available. AP Photos.


— POLICE SHOT AT-OHIO: Columbus police say officers were fired upon as they responded to a report of shots fired on the northeast side of the central Ohio city. No injuries were reported.

— TEEN SHOOTING DEATH: A western Ohio man has admitted to fatally shooting a teenager while hosting a drinking party in December.

— SUSPICIOUS INFANT DEATH-INVESTIGATION: Columbus police say the death of a 2-month-old boy is being treated as suspicious by homicide detectives.

— LAWN MOWER ACCIDENT-CHILD INJURED: A 2-year-old boy has been hospitalized with serious injuries after authorities say his leg was caught in the blades of a garden tractor’s lawn mower in northern Ohio.

— PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-OHIO SCHOOL: Hofstra University in New York, which will replace Ohio’s Wright State University as host of the first presidential debate, has offered to allow 15 WSU students to attend the event.

— EXCESSIVE HEAT-OHIO: State health officials are urging Ohioans to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness as temperatures are expected to increase this week.

— JUVENILE JUDGES-PRESIDENT: A Dayton-area judge has been selected to serve as president-elect of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.


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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.