BC-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory 9:00 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohio Gov. John Kasich will talk about Ohio’s drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words. Kasich’s speech scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. EDT. AP Photos planned.


INDIANAPOLIS — Tornadoes that touched down in central Indiana tore roofs off apartment buildings, sent air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cut power to thousands of people, but left no one seriously injured. The state Emergency Management Agency in Ohio says the storms that spurred twisters in Indiana then crossed the state line into Ohio, where there was damage to a mobile home park and other sites across at least four northwest Ohio counties. SENT: 130 words. By Ken Kusmer. SENT: 470 words. AP Photos. AP VIDEO. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Developing from damage in Indiana and Ohio.




— HEROIN OVERDOSES-CINCINNATI: Police in the Cincinnati area say a surge in heroin overdoses has topped 60 cases this week.

— FATAL TRACTOR ROLLOVER: A man is dead after officials say a John Deere tractor rolled on top of him in central Ohio.

— LISTERIA-ICE CREAM: The Food and Drug Administration says Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is battling listeria again, a problem that disrupted the company’s business last year.

— POLICE DOG SHOT: A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Ohio police dog after robbing a grocery store and has been sentenced to 45 years behind bars.

— SLEEPOVER FIRE-APPEAL: A federal appeals court has rejected a bid for a third trial in a Cleveland house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover.


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.