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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Eight political professionals from what’s described as “the Ohio of India” are working at campaign offices in the American bellwether state of the same name as part of a one-of-its-kind international fellowship program. Groups from Liberia and Brazil arrive later this month. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. AP photos


ATLANTA — The cost of expanding Medicaid under the federal health care reforms is rising faster than expected, creating budget concerns in states dealing with surging enrollments. The soaring tab of the state-federal program could further harden opposition to expansion in the 19 states that have yet to sign up. By Christina A. Cassidy. UPCOMING: 1,100 words by 5 p.m., photos.


— COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOT: Two Ohio college students have been shot in an apparent robbery at a house near campus.

— CHILDREN SHOT-DRIVE-BY: Two young children have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Cleveland.

— FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER SLAYING-CHARGES: Authorities say a man charged with murder in the slaying of a former Kansas State University football player outside a Cleveland hookah bar has been arrested.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-OBAMA: President Barack Obama has added a Cleveland-area rally to his Ohio campaign swing this month.

— OHIO VETERANS-HALL OF FAME: The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will induct its 2016 class next month.

— SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT-RESIGNATION: The president of a school board in northeast Ohio has resigned as the district grapples with cutting $15 million from its budget over the next two years.


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.