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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — The state Supreme Court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of an Ohio student’s backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later a gun. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after hearing scheduled for about 11 a.m.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An Ohio man facing federal charges stemming from an explosion that injured a New York state prison guard outside his home is due in court. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 1 p.m. sentencing.


— APARTMENT COMPLEX SHOOTING: Six people are wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in Cincinnati.

— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: Officials say thousands of residents around Ohio awoke to power outages, damaged homes or downed trees after thunderstorms battering the Midwest brought heavy rain, high winds and even quarter-size hail to some parts of the Buckeye State.

— DATING VIOLENCE-PROTECTIVE ORDER: A bipartisan Ohio bill would allow victims of dating violence to seek a protective order against an alleged perpetrator.

— SHERIFF-BODY CAMERAS: Hamilton County’s board of commissioners approved the spending of approximately $125,000 this year to purchase 100 body-worn cameras for use by sheriff’s deputies in the Cincinnati area.

— OVERDOSES-OVERCROWDED MORGUE: An increasing number of overdose deaths in Ohio has led the Dayton-area coroner to seek a funeral home’s help to store bodies.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: Federal prosecutors say former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker owes more than $110,000 for stealing from two charities, and they want to garnish his earnings from the NFL for restitution.

— AIR BASE-DISCRIMINATION CASE: The U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit in which a woman claimed she was passed over for promotions at Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

— LOOMIS RESIGN: Cleveland residents continue to press for the removal of a police union president from a special commission.

— UT-COMMUNITY PLANNING: The University of Toledo is asking community members to help with future plans for the 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.