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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Public school officials from around Ohio are raising concerns that a large number of high schoolers are in jeopardy of not graduating as expected next year because of new requirements. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m., pursuing photos.


COLUMBUS — State officials are calling Ohio’s smoke-free workplace program a success a decade after voters approved a ballot measure barring smoking inside some indoor establishments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


— BURNING BODY NEAR CHURCH: Authorities in Zanesville say a homeless man who was killed and then set on fire died of blunt force trauma, and it’s under investigation as a homicide.

— INFANT DECAPITATED-MOTHER CHARGED: A woman accused of stabbing and decapitating her 3-month-old daughter has rejected a plea deal as she pursues an insanity defense ahead of trial in Cincinnati.

— OSU STUDENT-ANTI-TRUMP RALLY: Police say an Ohio State University student shoved a man down a flight of stairs during an anti-Donald Trump rally on the Columbus campus.

— BARN FIRE-CHICKENS: More than 22,000 chickens are dead after a fire at a barn near Ashland.

— FIREFIGHTER SHOT: Authorities say a man charged in a murder-for-hire plot against a veteran Cleveland firefighter has agreed to 28 years in prison in a deal that requires him to testify against alleged co-conspirators.

— TOBACCO SALES-COLUMBUS: Columbus is considering a ban on the sale of tobacco products to any individuals younger than the age of 21.

— POLICE DASHCAMS-CLEVELAND: A $500,000 grant from the outgoing Cuyahoga County prosecutor will help fund dashboard-mounted camera systems for every front-line police cruiser in Cleveland.

— TERM LIMITS-OHIO-BALLOT: The Ohio Ballot Board says a proposed constitutional amendment to impose term limits on state Supreme Court justices and remove special legal protections provided to state lawmakers and their staffs would be two separate ballot issues.

— MEDICAID DIRECTOR-OHIO: The governor says he’s appointing a former state lawmaker from northwest Ohio to replace the state’s Medicaid director, who is leaving that role for the private sector.

— LAKE ERIE-WIND FARM: County leaders in Cleveland are considering a 10-year power-purchase deal that includes buying power from a yet-to-be-built wind farm in Lake Erie.


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.