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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




DETROIT — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are putting the global economy at the center of their pitch to Democrats, trading charges about who would best represent American workers as their presidential campaign shifts to a series of Rust Belt primaries, including Ohio’s. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 560 words.


DETROIT — The Republican establishment and its last best hopes to defeat Donald Trump spent a long and extraordinary day denouncing the billionaire businessman as dangerous, a “phony” and a “con man” unfit for office. Then, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich swallowed hard and said they’d support Trump if he wins the GOP nomination. By Nancy Benac and Steve Peoples. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. Moving on national lines.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With closing arguments planned Friday, a jury could soon begin deliberating on whether two hotel companies and a convicted stalker should be forced to pay sportscaster Erin Andrews millions of dollars. A stalker secretly took nude videos of her in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, and put them on the Internet. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING:


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate for the first month of 2016 is among the latest jobs data that the state is set to release. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from morning data release.



CLEVELAND — Cleveland plans to buy gear including 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— STUDENTS ARRESTED-THREATS: A 12-year-old boy faces charges after authorities say he brought a toy gun to school and made threats just days after a shooting injured students at another southwest Ohio school.

— SCHOOL SECURITY-BARRICADES: The Ohio board regulating building standards is accepting public comment on new rules allowing schools to deploy portable barricade devices in the event of an active shooter.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-BALLOT-OHIO: Another group announces it’s working to get a measure to legalize medical marijuana on the Ohio ballot.

— SCHWARZENEGGER-SPORTS FESTIVAL: The series of sports festivals co-founded by actor, bodybuilder and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger adds two new versions of the Arnold Classic for a total of six, starting with the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend in Columbus. With photo.

— HIGHWAY PATROL-STAFFING: Fifty new Ohio troopers join the ranks of the State Highway Patrol.

— CHILD RAPE-LIFE SENTENCE: A northeast Ohio man who was convicted of having sexual contact with a child is sentenced to life in prison.

— NATIONAL PARK-PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES: Officials say a national park in northeast Ohio gets $2.2 million in federal funds to replace three badly-rusted pedestrian bridges that have been closed since 2009.

— BOBBLEHEAD EXHIBIT: Hundreds of bobbleheads will be on display in a new Cincinnati baseball museum exhibit.


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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.