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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




MILLERSPORT — Officials provide an update on work to replace a deteriorated dam at central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake as area residents and businesses wait to learn whether the water that’s intentionally been kept low might be raised to a level more conducive for recreational activities this summer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 10 a.m. announcement, then 300 words by 2 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police say a man suspected of attempted bank robbery was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer working private security and fled to nearby woods where he was found dead. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from news conference, timing uncertain. Developed on merits.


NEW ALBANY — Abercrombie & Fitch shares slid in premarket trading after the teen clothing retailer’s disappointing first quarter, when fewer people shopped in its stores. SENT: 270 words.


— BAR FIGHT-COVER-UP: A Cleveland police officer accused of ordering a woman to delete cellphone video of a fight between a bar employee and a customer has been indicted on charges including tampering with evidence.

— SCHOOL ATTENDANCE DATA-EDUCATOR’S LICENSES: A former Columbus City Schools principal implicated in a district data scrubbing scandal has agreed to never try to re-obtain her state educator’s licenses.

— STRANGE ODOR-SCHOOL EVACUATED: Fire officials say they’ll likely never know what caused a strange odor that sickened four students and forced a northeast Ohio high school to evacuate.

— GUN PERMITS-OHIO: Ohio is making it easier for people to buy guns.

— CINCINNATI STREETCAR: Cincinnati’s new streetcar is set to begin shuttling passengers around the city later this year.


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.