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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




BELLEFONTAINE — A judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons as he considers her lawyers’ request to exclude her confession in the potential death penalty case. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


MARION — Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of a man linked to four killings say they’ve received some tips in the month since he told them about her, but they still don’t know the woman’s name. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— DAD SHOOTS DAUGHTER: A man charged with fatally shooting his adult daughter in the head at their suburban Cleveland home has had his bond set at $2.5 million.

— 3 SLAIN-SENTENCE: A man is sentenced to three decades in prison after he admitted under a plea deal to fatally shooting three men in Columbus over a two-year period.

— FILM-MICHAEL MOORE: Michael Moore has premiered a surprise film discussing the presidential election just three weeks before Americans head to the polls, and it features Moore speaking about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on stage earlier this month in Wilmington, Ohio, a hotbed of Trump support.

— OHIO VOTERS-TWITTER TOWN HALL: Ohio’s secretary of state plans to hold a Twitter Town Hall in an effort to prepare voters for the upcoming presidential election.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: A judge dismisses assault and menacing charges against former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker, who police said grabbed a man’s throat and threatened to shoot him in a dispute over golf course etiquette.

— DRUGS-CRIMINAL IMMUNITY: A Cincinnati-area sheriff says an immunity program allowing people to hand over potentially deadly drugs and drug paraphernalia led one resident to turn in some drug paraphernalia.

— SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Attorneys general from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky are expected to meet with experts from law enforcement, health care and faith-based groups next week to discuss the opiate epidemic.

— SEX ASSAULT-HIGH SCHOOL: Police are investigating after a high school student in University Heights said she was sexually assaulted by several youths in a storage closet at the school during school hours.

— OHIO SHAKESPEARE CONFERENCE: As William Shakespeare wrote, “all the world’s a stage,” and this week, his works have one at an Ohio college.


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.