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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




ASHLAND — An occasional drifter linked to the slayings of at least four women in little over a decade could always find a place to stay and someone to give him a lift. Even with little money to his name and a string of arrests in his past, Shawn Grate was magnetic enough to make friends with almost anyone. By John Seewer and Ann Sanner. SENT: 660 words. AP Photos. UPCOMING: updates following arraignment at 8 a.m. followed by 600 words by 1 p.m.


— URANIUM PLANT-CLEANUP: Ohio’s U.S. senators say a resolution passed by the Senate continues short-term funding for cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio where workers have been warned about the threat of layoffs for years.

— HEROIN-FENTANYL OVERDOSE-SENTENCE: A man who authorities say sold a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that led to the overdose of a southwestern Ohio man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

— HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-DEATH: Funeral arrangements have been set for a high school football player from suburban Cleveland who authorities say was hit in the abdomen during a game and died two days later from a problem caused by a lacerated small intestine.

— SUSPICIOUS CLOWNS-OHIO: Police say they’ve received reports of individuals dressed as clowns chasing people in two western Ohio communities.

— DRUNKEN DRIVING-LAWSUIT: Police say they’ve received reports of individuals dressed as clowns chasing people in two western Ohio communities.

— CASINOS-LAWSUIT: A county judge has rejected the remaining bit of a legal challenge to Ohio’s casinos.

— TEACHER-INAPPROPRIATE MOVIE: An Ohio appeals court has upheld the felony conviction of a former substitute teacher who was sentenced to three months in jail for showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class.

— OHIO SHERIFF-DRUG CHARGES: A panel of three retired judges has decided that a northern Ohio sheriff should be suspended while facing charges alleging he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes


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.