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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

FARMLAND TAXES

TOLEDO — State lawmakers are looking at giving Ohio farmers a break on their real estate taxes that have skyrocketed over the last few years. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

OVERDOSES-OHIO COUNTY

CINCINNATI — An Ohio county coroner plans to discuss the kinds of drugs her office has been seeing and the overdose statistics for the past year. 130-word update after 10 a.m. news conference, developed on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— GOODYEAR AIRSHIP — Goodyear says its newest airship should be ready to fly in the spring of 2018.

— FATHER KILLED-DAUGHTER ARRESTED — A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father will stay in custody for now after a judge denied her request for release as she awaits trial.

— UNIVERSITY-CONCEALED WEAPONS — A small Ohio school could become the first college in the state to allow concealed weapons on campus.

— OHIO BUDGET-LEAD PAINT — A proposal in the current version of Ohio’s state budget would put regulation of lead paint violations in the hands of the state, limiting local involvement.

— OHIO SOLAR FARM — County officials say construction on a new four-megawatt solar farm in the closed Brooklyn landfill is expected to begin in September.

— SHARK TANK LAWSUIT — A Connecticut sporting goods distributor has filed a lawsuit against a company featured on the reality TV show “Shark Tank” and funded by investor Mark Cuban.

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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.