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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Texas restrictions on abortion clinics might bring renewed focus on an Ohio proposal regarding aborted fetal remains. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 410 words.


CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland is expected to release new rules governing protests and marches after settling a lawsuit filed by ACLU of Ohio on behalf of three clients that said the regulations infringed on free speech rights. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 130 words developing from meeting set for 10:30 a.m., followed by 500 words by 2 p.m.


COLUMBUS — A former Ohio State University drum major instructor who pleaded guilty to a sexual battery charge over an encounter with a student is scheduled to be sentenced in Columbus. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9 a.m. sentencing, and 250 words by 1 p.m.


COLUMBUS — State officials say a $48,000 audit of Ohio’s food stamp program found roughly $31,000 in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 290 words by 5 p.m.


— PRISON FARM SHUTDOWN: Records show Ohio’s prisons agency made nearly $1.3 million after selling about 1,400 dairy cattle as part of a larger effort to raise money for new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates.

— CAVALIERS PARADE-SHOOTING: Police say a teenager suspected in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl following Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship parade last week has been taken into custody.

— RAPE DNA-OHIO: A prosecutor in Cleveland is set to announce that Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County has indicted its 500th rape defendant identified from DNA evidence found in previously untested rape kits.

— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children’s charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination.

— PASTOR SHOT: An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

— HISTORIC PRESERVATION-OHIO: Ohio has awarded nearly $28 million in tax credits to help rehabilitate 39 historic buildings around the state.


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.