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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




HAMILTON — A former congressional staffer is set to be formally nominated without opposition as the Democratic challenger against recently elected Republican U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson in former House Speaker John Boehner’s home district. Steve Fought still has to go through a primary election Tuesday to officially replace former Democratic Party congressional candidate Corey Foister. SENT: 250 words.


SUNBURY — The father of a Gold Star veteran who died in combat after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is working with others to secure permanent funding for an Ohio memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


COLUMBUS — Coroner’s offices in central Ohio are struggling to fill positions as caseloads increase and more doctors seek employment in the private sector. The number of cases Ohio coroners and medical examiners are dealing with has been on the rise amid a drug-overdose crisis sweeping the state, The Columbus Dispatch reports. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 270 words by noon.


— OHIO SHOOTER: Ohio police say a man fatally shot his ex-wife in a murder-suicide near a suburban Cincinnati school.

— OHIO-DISTEMPER OUTBREAK: A central Ohio animal shelter says it has euthanized more than 50 dogs after at least one was found to have distemper, a deadly disease.

— HIGH SCHOOL FIRE: A high school in northeast Ohio will be closed on Monday after a section of the building caught fire over the weekend.

— WAYNE STATE-DONATIONS: Businessmen Stephen Ross and Dan Gilbert are each donating $5 million to Wayne State University’s Law School.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be back in the battleground state Wednesday with a visit to Canton.

— CRAFT BREW MANUFACTURER: An Ohio maker of craft brewing equipment is tripling its manufacturing capabilities and hiring new employees.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-NEW EMPLOYEE: A health department in southwest Ohio says it has created a new job to work on response to opioids in an area hit by an overdose spike in recent weeks.

— DOUBLE FATAL SHOOTING: Authorities have identified a man and a woman killed in a double shooting in Cleveland 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.