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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — The mayor of Cincinnati faces two challengers in a key race for primary voters. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developments on merits before 130-word update after polls close at 7:30 p.m.


— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING-RETRIAL: Attorneys for a white former University of Cincinnati policeman charged with killing an unarmed black man say jurors at his retrial shouldn’t see the T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem that he was wearing under his uniform. Photo planned.

— SLEEPING DISPATCHER DISCIPLINED: A Cleveland police dispatcher heard snoring on a recorded 911 call has been suspended for six days for sleeping on the job.

— CINCINNATI ZOO-HIPPO ONESIES: The Cincinnati zoo that received help from a hospital for its prematurely born hippo, Fiona, has sent onesies to newborns in the hospital’s intensive care unit. With photo.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CHILD: A Dayton man convicted of murder and other charges in a shootout that killed a 1-year-old boy has been sentenced to 37 years to life in prison.

— GIRL SHOT IN YARD: Cleveland police say a 12-year-old girl standing in a yard was shot when a fight erupted among people outside a home a few doors away and someone repeatedly fired a gun.

— GUARD ATTACKED-YOUTH PRISON: Records and interviews show that a guard suffered serious injuries after an assault by a teen at an Ohio youth prison.

— MOTHER-ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL: A mother accused of driving into an Akron lake with her 2-year-old daughter in the car has been declared not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

— CLEVELAND-COLUMBUS-MUTUAL AID: City leaders in Cleveland want to formally team up with other big cities in Ohio to share police resources during large events.

— GREAT LAKES-ASIAN CARP: Congress is pushing the Trump administration to release a study of how a Chicago-area waterway structure might be fortified to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

— PROBLEM GAMBLING-OHIO: An increase in the number of Ohioans treated for gambling addiction in the past two years is attributed not only to the effects of casino legalization but to increased availability of treatment.


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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.