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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is headed to a transportation-related event in Cleveland after mostly staying out of the spotlight since his failed run for president. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words developing from 11 a.m. press even, then 400 words by 3 p.m.


SAGAMORE HILLS — It’s America’s 11th most-visited national park, but it’s also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 million people visited Cuyahoga in 2015, putting it right behind better-known parks like Glacier National Park in Montana and Acadia National Park in Maine. By Beth Harpaz. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Authorities say a Cleveland police officer has been injured after he was struck by a car while directing traffic. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update. Developed on merits.


— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-COURT: Night court will be in session during the Republican National Convention.

— SHERIFF’S “INTERESTING” VIDEO: An Ohio sheriff’s anti-drug message in a video that plays off the “most interesting man in the world” beer campaign has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: A man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters is set to go on trial next February.

— HEROIN OVERDOSES-OHIO: Authorities in one Ohio city say they’ve responded to more than a dozen suspected heroin overdoses in less than 12 hours.

— DATABASE PROTECTION ORDERS: A northeast Ohio county is seeking to create an electronic database of protection orders against suspected domestic abusers so law enforcement across the county can have access to the same information.

— OHIO AUDITOR-FOOD STAMP FRAUD: Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will testify before Congress just days after reporting questionable costs in Ohio’s food stamp program.

— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-CHURCH CRASH: Police say a man shot in a drive-by shooting crashed his car into a church in Cleveland before he died.


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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.