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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Child welfare advocates in Ohio say children have become the “invisible victims” of the opioid crisis as more kids are put into foster care and funding for children services agencies falls short. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 11 a.m.


CHARDON — A man has been convicted of aggravated murder and other charges in a 2006 contract killing in which a hired killer went to the wrong Ohio home and killed someone with the same name as the intended target. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 290 words by 5 p.m.


— OHIO VOTING-ABSENTEE: State officials say more than 524,000 absentee ballots have been requested in Ohio this year — an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period during the 2012 presidential election.

— REGIONAL JAIL DISPUTE: A northwest Ohio jail has approved a tentative deal to let Toledo resume sending its code violators there and it’s allowing its attorney to demand a $1.1 million payment it never received for a 60-day period where the jail housed the city’s inmates.

— COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM: The state says more than 52,000 students participated during the first full year of a statewide program that allows Ohio middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit.

— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: The public wake and funeral for a veteran Ohio trooper who was struck and killed on a Cleveland interstate have been moved to a local college.

— LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Republican state lawmaker from northwest Ohio plans to resign in two weeks to work for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.


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.