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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — Jurors in the murder trial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop will visit the street near campus where the shooting took place. By Janice Morse. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from developments after court resumes at 9 a.m.


— OHIO JURIES-VOTER REGISTRATION: As jurors begin hearing a racially charged police shooting case in Cincinnati, some critics say it’s time to change Ohio’s requirement of potential jurors being registered to vote. SENT: 420 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is kicking off a week of campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton with a stop in battleground Ohio, speaking at a rally in Columbus. By Kathleen Hennessey. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Obama speaks in Columbus at 5:40 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Doctors, nurses, social workers and addiction specialists are gathering to discuss the impact the country’s opiate epidemic is having on children, from those born addicted themselves to the strain on the social service system as thousands are taken from parents unable to care for them. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 8 a.m. conference, then 600 words by 1 p.m., photos.


CLEVELAND — Late summer rain appears to have largely salvaged Ohio’s corn and soybean crops during a growing season that saw the northern half of the state hit by record heat and drought conditions, according to farmers and agriculture experts. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 535 words, photos.


— OFFICER SHOT-WOMAN KILLED: Police arrest a suspect in a shooting at a western Ohio gas station that left a woman dead and an officer hurt.

— DECOMPOSING BODY-CLUTTERED HOME: Police are investigating after they say a badly decomposed body was found underneath several inches of garbage inside an Ohio home, and the head appeared to have been moved from the body after death.

— CRASH-RESCUE DAYS LATER: Officials say a man was rescued two days after a crash in Ohio when transportation workers removing a deer from the side of a road saw a foot sticking out of a window of car that had rolled over in a wooded area.

— OHIO VOTING: Absentee ballots are being re-issued for some northwest Ohio voters because the initial ones were held up in the mail.

— TODDLER SHOT-DRIVE-BY: Police say a man and a toddler were wounded in a drive-by shooting while riding in a car in Cleveland.

— TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE: A federal judge sets a hearing for updates in the case of a former deep-sea treasure hunter jailed in Ohio for refusing to answer more questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins.


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.