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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Family and friends of an Ohio woman will mark her birthday by watching a documentary about her unsolved disappearance 5 years ago and slaying. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m. AP Photos planned.


DAYTON — A southwest Ohio military base that recently agreed to test a nearby river for firefighting foam compounds that authorities suspect contaminated some base wells has lifted a drinking water advisory it issued in May for pregnant and lactating women and infants. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposal aimed at controlling prescription drug prices lacks enough valid signatures to meet the state’s requirements, and backers must collect more for it to move ahead. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits.


— ASSAULT VICTIM-OHIO PARK: A man suspected of repeatedly shooting a woman in the head and leaving the blinded victim in a northeast Ohio park has been charged with attempted murder.

— DUMP TRUCK-WORKER KILLED: A construction worker is dead after police say he was struck by a dump truck in northeast Ohio.

— THEATER-FUN HOME-TOUR: A national tour of the groundbreaking Broadway musical “Fun Home” will be led by some theater veterans and a former beauty queen.

— FUNERAL BOARD-DIRECTOR: The speaker of the Ohio House says a lawmaker will resign his seat to become director of the state funeral board.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-CLINTON: Hillary Clinton will be in Cleveland on Wednesday to compare elements of her economic and tax agenda to that of Republican rival Donald Trump.

— TRAINS BLOCK RESPONDERS: A small Ohio city where trains sometimes block responders during emergencies will reopen an old fire station on the other side of the tracks while trying to find funding for an overpass above one of the city’s 19 rail crossings.

— XGR–UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS-OHIO: A new committee of state lawmakers has been tapped to review Ohio’s unemployment compensation system.


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.