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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — An Ohio initiative seeks to boost access to mental health consultants in an effort to curb the number of children expelled or suspended from kindergarten, preschool and other early childhood education settings. By Anne Sanner. SENT: 360 words, multimedia.


CINCINNATI — The world’s largest household consumer products maker reports earnings for its second quarter. SENT: 330 words, photos..


NEW YORK — Huntington Bancshares says it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.




DELAWARE — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has been convicted of more than 40 charges involving the sexual assaults of several students. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— FATAL SHOOTING-TEENS: A southwest Ohio judge has increased the bond to $1.5 million for one of four young men jailed in the shooting death of a teen at a suburban home.

— POLICE RELATIONS-OHIO: A law enforcement relations board created by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is continuing its work developing statewide standards for police use of deadly force, body cameras and other policies.

— UNIVERSITY-POLICING AND RACE: An Ohio college is hosting a conference on the nationally prominent issue of policing and race.

— INMATE-JAIL FIRE: Police say a northeast Ohio inmate is accused of setting fire to a blanket in his jail cell.

— POLICE DOG SHOT: A northeast Ohio officer whose police dog died after being shot during a burglary investigation has a new canine partner from Texas

— INVESTMENT FRAUD: Federal authorities say an Ohio man charged in an investment fraud scheme involving more than $1 million has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

— FORD TRUCK PLANT: Ford is increasing truck production at its assembly plant near Cleveland.


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.