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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 is set to publish a book highlighting what he says is the positivity of his presidential campaign in contrast to the election cycle’s overall negativity. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m., photo.


HAMILTON — A southwest Ohio judge will hear defense arguments for moving and separating the trials of two men accused of setting a house fire that led to a firefighter’s death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 1 p.m. hearing, developed on merits.


CINCINNATI — A pretrial hearing is planned in the case of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9 a.m. hearing, developed on merits, with photos.


COLUMBUS — Officials collecting child support payments in and around Ohio’s capital are trying to use a less bureaucratic, more customer-oriented approach to attempt to get more parents to make those payments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.


— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: Jury selection is ready to begin for the trial of a property owner facing murder charges in the January 2014 deaths of two Toledo firefighters.

— BOY-STORE ARSON: Police say a 10-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated arson after a fire at an Ohio discount store caused damage estimated at more than $200,000.

— GIRL FINDS BODY: Police say a 14-year-old girl stumbled upon a man dead of an apparent overdose while she was mowing the grass at her grandfather’s Dayton apartment building.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio continue to climb as summer nears, with a reported average of $2.39 per gallon on Monday.

— TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY-OHIO: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao plans to visit research centers in central Ohio.

— KUCINICH-CHARTER SCHOOLS: Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is making a series of appearances across Ohio to describe what he says are the failings of the state’s charter school system.


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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.