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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich, lawmakers and officials with health licensing boards announce new limits on painkiller prescribing. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. news conference, then 400 words by 1 p.m., photos.


CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevadans dismayed by soaring drug prices told lawmakers Wednesday the state should take unprecedented action to curb costs. In states that have pursued policies to control drug prices, including major proposals in California and Ohio, analyses have pointed to the risk that prices could instead increase. By Alison Noon. SENT: 850 words.


— DRUGS FOUND-INTERNATIONAL PLANE: Authorities say they seized a “significant” amount of suspected cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at Ohio University’s airport in Albany.

— TELEVANGELIST-LABOR COMPLAINT: An Ohio televangelist and his restaurant have been ordered to pay over $388,000 to a group of employees after a judge found that members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet and it used the unpaid workers.

— CLEVELAND POLICE SETTLEMENT: A New York attorney who handles police misconduct cases will be the first director of a new Cleveland commission intended to give community input on policy as reforms are made at the police department.

— OHIO TREASURER’S RACE: The county auditor in Columbus is joining the race for Ohio treasurer, becoming the second Republican to do so.

— DRUG SHIPMENTS SEIZED: Federal border protection officials say seized scores of shipments of synthetic drugs this month at an express consignment facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.


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.