AP-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am,1st Ld-Writethru, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A federal judge wants an update on the willingness of an ex-deep-sea treasure hunter to answer questions about the location of 500 gold coins recovered from an historic shipwreck. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 410. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET. With AP Photos.


CLEVELAND — A man accused of taking his son from an Alabama home in 2002 and raising him in Ohio under a new identity is expected in court weeks before his scheduled trial on charges including kidnapping and forgery. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 2 p.m. hearing, then 400 words by 6 p.m., photos.

GOP 2016-What If?

Tuesday’s primaries could provide a defining moment in the race for the Republican nomination for president — or not. By Stephen Ohlemacher. SENT: 660 words, photos, video. Moving on national wire.


WASHINGTON — The Republican Party is launching a campaign to try to derail President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, teaming up with a conservative opposition research group to target vulnerable Democrats and impugn whomever Obama picks. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 420 words. Moving on national wire.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s average price for regular gas going into the workweek remains lower than a year ago but has climbed from this time last month.

— SMART CITIES-OHIO: Federal officials say Ohio’s capital is a finalist in a national competition to find a city to fully integrate innovative technologies such as self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into its transportation network.


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.