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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — After early reports that 2016 had sunk it as a swing state, Ohio still appeared poised to play a pivotal role in Tuesday’s presidential election — in battles over both candidates and election law. By Julie Carr Smyth and Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: Chunky text of 500 words by 4 p.m.


ATLANTA — Did Donald Trump succeed in at last winning over college-educated whites uneasy with the billionaire reality TV star? Did he drive a wave of working-class white voters? Did Hillary Clinton rebuild Barack Obama’s winning coalition — young voters, urban liberals and minorities — while picking off moderate Republicans? By Bill Barrow. SENT: 950 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — Ohio Democrats want the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene for them in their voter intimidation lawsuit in the swing state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


CINCINNATI — The murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer is set to resume after the last court session was interrupted by juror concerns over their privacy. SENT: 130 words, UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


HILLSBORO — An Ohio city’s second-term mayor who’s also veteran standup comedian is facing trial on four felony counts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 update from start of jury selection, developed on merits.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio have increased slightly compared with a week ago while remaining below the state average the same time last month.

— ASSISTED LIVING-THEFTS: An Ohio woman is poised to be sentenced after admitting under a plea deal that she stole jewelry, watches and other items from residents at senior living facilities over several years to support her drug habit.

— DOUBLE FATAL CRASH: A Florida man and an Ohio woman are dead after a head-on collision on the bridge that leads to Florida Gulf tourist destination St. George Island.

— OHIO DEATEH-MURDER CHARGE: Authorities say a man has been arrested on a charge of murder in the death of northern Ohio man.


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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.