BC-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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — Some friends don’t let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. Others are on “unfriending” sprees. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos


TOLEDO — The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in a bedroom where the thermostat was set so high that temperatures reached at least 100 degrees is sentenced to two years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Dr. Charles Elmaraghy and his colleagues in the ear, nose and throat division of Nationwide Children’s Hospital keep a jar filled with all the tiny, colorful items they’ve rescued from deep inside kids’ ears, noses and mouths. By Emily Tate, The Columbus Dispatch. UPCOMING: 620 words by 11 a.m. AP Photos.


— HIT-SKIP-BICYCLIST KILLED: Authorities have identified a bicyclist who died on a city street in Ohio after he was hit by a motorist who police say fled the scene.

— BAT BITE-RABIES: Officials say a bat that was infected with rabies bit a woman in southwest Ohio.

— MISSING FISHERMAN FOUND DEAD: Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a fisherman who went missing after he jumped into the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio for a swim.

— POOL RESCUE-TODDLER SAVED: Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is safe after a partygoer rescued the toddler from a pool in southwest Ohio.

— TODDLER DEATH-MOTHER CHARGED: A woman whose 4-year-old daughter died several days after she was found unresponsive in the bathroom of their home has been charged with murder.

— STORE CLERK KILLS SUSPECT: Prosecutors say a convenience store clerk was justified in fatally shooting a teenage robbery suspect two weeks ago in southwest Ohio and won’t be charged criminally.

— MILITARY BASE-SECURITY BREACH: A man accused of causing two buildings to be evacuated at Ohio’s largest military base after driving through a security gate is set for trial this fall.

— DIARRHEAL DISEASE-OUTBREAK: Public health officials in central Ohio have declared a community outbreak of a diarrheal disease caused by a parasite.


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.