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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Ohio troopers have seized about seven times as much heroin during the first half of 2016 as they did during the same period last year, thanks in part to several large busts. The rise comes amid other signs that Ohio’s opiate-related problems continue to grow. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 410 words.



COLUMBUS — An Ohio mother faces up to 11 years in prison at sentencing after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the heroin-related death of her 14-month-old daughter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from sentencing scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.


CINCINNATI — Macy’s Inc. (M) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $11 million. SENT: 130 words. AP Photos. UPCOMING: Developing.


— DOUBLE HOMICIDE-SUSPECT HELD: Authorities say two people have been fatally shot and a third person critically wounded during a shooting inside a southwest Ohio home.

— HIT-SKIP-BICYCLIST KILLED: Authorities say a bicyclist died on a Columbus street after he was hit by a motorist who fled the scene.

— GUN SHOP-FATAL: A firearms instructor and his daughter have been charged in the accidental shooting of a southwest Ohio gun shop owner during a concealed carry class in June.

— CHARTER SCHOOLS-OHIO-SUMMIT: Teachers, school administrators, lawmakers and others are preparing to participate in Ohio’s first charter school summit.

— PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-OHIO SCHOOL: Ohio’s Wright State University says it has no plans to repay the $220,000 in state money it received to upgrade security for the first presidential debate, which it pulled out of last month due to increasing security costs.

— CINCINNATI MAYORAL RACE: A Democratic city councilwoman in Cincinnati says she will run for mayor of the southwest Ohio city.

— ZOO-POLAR BEAR CUB: A female polar bear born at a central Ohio zoo and hand-reared by staff will move to the Oregon Zoo this fall.


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.