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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — A suburban Cincinnati youth accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with pipe bombs and guns in support of the Islamic State group will be in federal court for a hearing to change his plea. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from hearing scheduled to start at 10 a.m., then 500 words by noon. AP Photos planned.


HILLSBORO — Veteran standup comedian and second-term Mayor Drew Hastings has his first court appearance since being indicted on four felony counts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from hearing scheduled to begin at 11: a.m., then 250 words by 1 p.m. AP Photos


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A group backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is investing nearly $4 million in an advertising campaign attacking Democrats in three of the nation’s top Senate contests. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 280 words.


— OHIO 2016-SENATE: The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio plans to highlight an Ohio River bridge as an example of national infrastructure needs.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio are up slightly from a week ago, while down from the average this time last month.

— POLICE CRASH-OFFICER HURT: An officer has been injured after authorities say three Cleveland police cruisers were involved in a crash while they were following suspects wanted in a shooting.

— RAPE CRISIS CENTER: A southeast Ohio rape crisis center is leaving Ohio University to operate under an area domestic violence shelter that says it can ensure confidentiality for sexual assault victims.

— KINGS ISLAND-CANCER KICKS: An Ohio theme park will again offer discounted online tickets and soccer ball kicks for $5 to benefit cancer research and care.

— CEDAR POINT-WATER MAIN BREAK: Cedar Point’s water park will reopen following a water main break that forced it to shut down over the weekend.


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.