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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Uncertainty prevails across Ohio as a law legalizing medical marijuana under very limited circumstances is set to take effect Thursday. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 575 words by noon, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio has paid off the remaining $271 million on its recession-era debt to the federal government, a move officials say will save employers hundreds of millions in tax penalties. SENT: 315 words.


CINCINNATI — Law enforcement and government officials plan to appear before a judge for a hearing about the recent surge of drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area. SENT: 130 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10 a.m. appearance, developed on merits.


TOLEDO — The victim of a fake 911 call sues Toledo and its police over damage done when they raided his home and arrested him in response to the call. The city plans to fight the lawsuit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— PSYCHIC-THEFT CHARGES: A self-described Ohio psychic is accused of stealing more than $1.5 million in cash, jewelry, gift cards and cars from several clients.

— BARBERSHOP SLAYINGS-OHIO: A Cleveland man charged in the slayings of three people at a suburban barbershop faces trial this week in the potential death penalty case.

— MOLD OUTBREAK-HOSPITAL ICU: The family of a Groveport, Ohio, transplant patient who died during a mold outbreak at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has settled their lawsuit with the hospital network for over $1 million.

— TRAFFIC DEATHS-OHIO: The State Highway Patrol says the number of crash deaths on Ohio’s highways during the long Labor Day weekend apparently decreased compared with the same period a year ago.

— CHILD RAPES-SENTENCE: A southwest Ohio man who admitted under a plea deal that he raped three children has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

— EYE SHOT-PAINTBALL GUN: A central Ohio man accused of firing a paintball gun at a 72-year-old bicyclist and leaving him blind in one eye has been sentenced to four years in prison for that case and an attempted drug-possession case.

— GAS DRILLING-BALLOT: Attorneys seeking to restore a series of anti-fracking measures to fall Ohio ballots are telling the Ohio Supreme Court that getting a chance to decide the issues is a fundamental right of the voters.

— COUNTY DEBT-REPORT: A report says Cuyahoga County has $1 billion in outstanding debt that hinders its ability to support and serve its residents.


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.