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. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




When a suicidal man released dozens of lions, tigers and bears from his Ohio farm in 2011, the state’s rules on exotic animals were among the weakest in the nation. No one had any idea how many exotic pets were living in backyard cages and barns across the state. New restrictions took effect within a year. By John Seewer. SENT: 450 words, photos.


DES MOINES, Iowa — With roughly three weeks to Election Day, Republican strategists nationwide publicly concede Hillary Clinton has a firm grip on the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House — and may be on her way to an even more decisive victory over Donald Trump. “He is on track to totally and completely melting down,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, who is advising Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s re-election campaign. Like many Republican strategists, he was willing to speak publicly about the GOP nominee’s rough road ahead at the end of an unprecedented campaign. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— PEOPLE-TONI BRAXTON: Toni Braxton says she has been released from a Cleveland hospital after being admitted for complications with her battle against lupus for the second time in a month.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-MUSLIM SOLDIER’S FATHER: Gold Star father Khizr Khan says citizens have a responsibility to take part in the political process, as he stressed the importance of voting during an appearance in northwest Ohio.

— FATAL SHOOTING-MR HERO: Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenage employee at a fast food restaurant in suburban Cleveland.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO: Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence is starting the week with campaign stops in Ohio, while his Democratic counterpart Tim Kaine plans to return to the battleground state on Wednesday.

— FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Police say a woman is dead and a man suffered serious injuries after a motorcycle they were riding crashed into a car in northeast Ohio.

— DRUNKEN DRIVER-FATAL-HIT-SKIP: Police say a drunken driver has been arrested after they say she hit and killed a pedestrian in northeast Ohio and didn’t stop.


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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.