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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




The latest developments in Campaign 2016, including Donald Trump’s plans to meet with a group of black pastors in Cleveland. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Developing. AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — Ohio officials are again asking a federal judge to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River shipping channel. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


WASHINGTON — A statue of inventor and Ohio native Thomas Edison is being dedicated at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 3 p.m. ceremony, developed on merits. AP Photos planned.


— VOINOVICH TRIBUTE: A memorial tribute to the late George Voinovich, former two-term Ohio governor and U.S. senator, is planned in Washington.

— FATAL FALL-CHILD DIES: Police say a 2-year-old child has died after falling from a high-rise apartment building in northeast Ohio.

— POLICE SHOOT SUSPECT: Authorities have identified a northeast Ohio man who was fatally shot by an officer after police say he pulled an assault rifle from his car.

— OLD BONES FOUND: Police say they believe bones found by the new owners of a rural Ohio barn garage are from a human female and have been sitting there for at least three decades.

— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: Ohio’s governor has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff to honor a state trooper who was struck and killed on a Cleveland interstate.

— FAKE FACEBOOK PAGE-ARREST: A man who made a fake Facebook page for a suburban Cleveland police department is suing his community after he was prosecuted for disrupting public services and acquitted of the charge.

— UNAUDITABLE VILLAGE: Ohio’s state auditor says a tiny river town with no mayor, no clerk and no financial records is “unauditable.”

— BAIL SYSTEM-CLEVELAND: Dozens attended the first formal review meeting on whether the bail system for defendants in a northeast Ohio county needs reforms.

— BOWLING ALLEY-JACKPOT GAME: The jackpot for a rural Ohio bowling alley’s weekly raffle is nearing $3 million, and huge crowds for the drawing have prompted organizers to change the rules so the eventual winner doesn’t have to be present to receive the full prize.

— FALL PREVENTION-SENIOR SCREENINGS: Thirty-six local pharmacies around Ohio are offering free consultations to seniors on their prescription drug regimens to help prevent falls.

— AIRCRAFT CRASH: Authorities are investigating the crash of a single engine airplane in a field in northern Ohio.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Donald Trump is making a campaign swing across northern Ohio.

— BODY CAMERAS-COLUMBUS: City councilmen are taking public comment on how Columbus police might implement body cameras in their work.

— BANK ROBBERY-KILLING: Two Cleveland men are suspected of killing a 17-year-old girl they had recruited to help them rob a bank.


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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.