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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The father of a young girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib at their Ohio apartment will ask a judge for leniency when he’s sentenced on Friday on charges including corpse abuse, tampering with evidence and drug abuse. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos planned. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 9 a.m. sentencing, 500 words by 3 p.m.


LORAIN — An Ohio coroner says human remains that officials believe are those of an Ohio man missing since 2002 are badly deteriorated and he’s working to make a positive identification with dental records and partial tattoos. Sent: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


— KICKBACKS SCANDAL-ATTORNEY: A staff attorney for former U.S. Rep. James Traficant who testified at the Ohio Democrat’s corruption trial is heading to prison after pleading guilty to federal bank fraud charges.

— DEAF-COMMERCIAL DRIVING: The state says Ohioans who are deaf or hearing-impaired can now seek a commercial driver’s license for the first time.

— OHIO LAWYERS-PRO BONO: The Ohio Supreme Court says attorneys around the state donated more than 76,000 hours of legal services last 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.