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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — The operator of the Cincinnati nightclub where a gunfight killed one patron and injured 16 others denies that people were allowed to bypass security at the crowded club that is closing down. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 650 words, photos, video, audio. UPCOMING: An updated version of 650 words by 10 a.m., photos.




COLUMBUS — A new report indicates nearly 15 percent of Ohioans lived at or below the federal poverty line in 2015, down from 16.4 percent in 2011. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.


— SANCTUARY CITIES-OHIO: The U.S. attorney general’s latest warning that so-called sanctuary cities could lose federal funding has raised more questions about whether Cincinnati might be in jeopardy of losing grants after adopting that legally ambiguous label.

— ADDICTIONS EPIDEMIC-NEWBORNS: New state reports indicate the rate of drug-addicted newborns in Ohio in 2015 was more than eight times higher than in 2005.

— COLUMBUS CONVERSION THERAPY BAN: Officials vote to ban conversion therapy in Columbus.

— CLEVELAND BUDGET: Cleveland is slated to add 90 police officers, new staff to promote rental property inspections and health department employees focused on youth violence under a new spending plan for this year.

— JAIL INMATE DIES: Authorities say a female inmate was pronounced dead at a hospital after being found unresponsive in her cell at a northwest Ohio jail.

— CAMPUS ASSAULTS-WITTENBERG: The U.S. Department of Education says Wittenberg University in Ohio violated federal law in handling complaints related to sexual assaults and has agreed to make some changes.

— OHIO JUSTICE-PAPERS: The only Ohio Supreme Court justice to have been elected to every level of the state’s judiciary has donated her personal papers to her alma mater, the University of Toledo.


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.