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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Lawmakers are teaming up with the Ohio prisons agency to announce a bipartisan effort to update the state’s criminal justice laws. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. announcement, then 350 words by 11:30 a.m., photos.


DUBLIN — Ohio University trustees are ready to officially choose the school’s 21st president. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 10 a.m. meeting.


— DRIVERS FEES-OHIO: Ohio drivers may be paying more to get their license plate or driver’s license under proposed changes to the state transportation budget.

— COLUMBUS POLICE-DISPUTED PROGRAM: An anti-crime summer initiative by police will be expanded to a year-round program in Ohio’s capital, where it has drawn criticism from protesters following fatal shootings by officers.

— TOLEDO VOTE-BODY CAMERAS: Toledo city officials have voted to fund the purchase of more body cameras for police.

— OHIO SWIMMER-HALL OF FAME: The late long-distance swimmer Walter Poenisch, of central Ohio, has been named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. With photos.

— CRASH-BURNING CAR: Authorities in Akron say a multiple vehicle crash left one person dead and three injured.


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.