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, followed by Kantele Franko. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Ohio Supreme Court hears from both sides in a lawsuit challenging a police department practice of refusing to release full investigation reports as long as the defendant in a crime is still alive, even if convicted years earlier. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 520 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing scheduled for 9 a.m.


VERMILION — Authorities say a 15-year-old northern Ohio boy has died after he was electrocuted while allegedly attempting to conduct an experiment he saw on YouTube. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 word update. Developed on merits.


—CRASHED CAR-MAN FOUND: A man who says he went undetected in a crashed vehicle for hours after it was towed from a 2015 accident scene is suing an Ohio sheriff’s office employees and the towing company.

— XGR–CAPITAL BUDGET: State senators are poised to vote on a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds improvements to school buildings, roads, bridges and parks.

— RAPE-DNA-INDICTMENT-FIGHT: The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a request by prosecutors and advocates for rape victims to reinstate charges against a Cleveland man accused of attacking a woman in 1993.

— BODY CAMERAS-OHIO: An Ohio House committee is debating a bipartisan bill requiring law enforcement agencies to have rules governing the use of body cameras.

— STABBING-MISTAKEN REVENGE: A former Ohio State University student has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a case police say may have been a place of misplaced revenge and mistaken identity.

— NARCOTICS DETECTIVES-THEFT CHARGES: A former suburban Cleveland narcotics detective is heading to prison after admitting to participating in a scheme to steal thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.

— OHIO COLLEGE-FRATERNTIES SUSPENDED: Two fraternities at Miami University in Ohio have been suspended for hazing and alcohol-related violations.

— DAY CARE SCAM: An Ohio man accused of scamming a South Charleston day care center has pleaded guilty in the case.

— COMMUNITY COURT PROGRAM-VEGAS: Court officials say Las Vegas Township Court is one of 10 in the nation to win a grant to begin a community court program to redirect petty offenders in quality-of-life cases.


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.

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