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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




URBANA — An Ohio prosecutor says he will ask that a 17-year-old suspect’s school shooting case be moved to the adult criminal justice system. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from anticipated court appearance, timing uncertain.


CINCINNATI — The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer will go over pretrial issues in the first hearing in the case since the prosecution revised its team. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. hearing, developed on merits.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s top legislative leaders are preparing to host lobbyists and other contributors at back-to-back Florida fundraisers days before state budget deliberations begin, according to invitations to the events obtained by The Associated Press. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 325 words.


— CRASH-BUGGIES: State troopers say eight people, including three children, were hurt when an SUV crashed into two Amish buggies in northeast Ohio.

— RACIST GRAFFITI-CINCINNATI SCHOOL: Police are trying to determine who spray-painted swastikas, racial and homophobic slurs, and President Donald Trump’s last name on sidewalks and signs at a Cincinnati school whose students are mostly minorities.

— GIRL IN BASEMENT: A father and son in Ohio who are accused of imprisoning and raping a teenage relative in their basement are serving as their own attorneys as their trial begins.

— OHIO UNIVERSITY-TUITION: Ohio University is hiking tuition, housing and meals for new students entering this fall.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio has some of the country’s lowest gas prices as the workweek begins.

— FREEDOM CENTER-HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Activists dedicated to helping end human trafficking globally will talk about their efforts at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.


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.