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 Lisa Cornwell. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — “Ample security” will be on hand at Tuesday’s funeral for six of the eight people shot in rural southern Ohio in what authorities say was a planned attack targeting one family, Ohio’s attorney general says. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m. developing from noon funeral


COLUMBUS — A fight over whether Ohio can impose business taxes on companies that do millions of dollars of business in the state but have no stores, warehouses or office buildings on the ground has reached the state’s Supreme Court. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m. developing from hearing scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.


COLUMBUS — Residents in swing state Ohio could register to vote online under a proposal being reviewed by a state legislative panel. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 word update from hearing scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Developed on merits.


— SENATE 2016-OHIO: The Cincinnati city councilman who lost to former Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio’s Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate nomination is now endorsing his former rival.

— SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE: State environmental regulators say sludge material dredged from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River and dumped into Lake Erie in the 1970s might be moving toward a Cleveland water treatment plant.

— TAX FRAUD-LUXURY SPENDING: An Ohio businessman accused in federal court of bankrolling a luxurious lifestyle by not paying more than $600,000 in federal income taxes has pleaded guilty.

— CLINTON-OHIO: Hillary Clinton’s tour through Appalachia this week includes a trip to southeastern Ohio.

— TRANSGENDER BATHROOM-TRAVEL BAN: Columbus has passed a plan barring city employees from traveling to North Carolina on non-essential business in a show of support for the transgender community.

— CALL CENTER JOBS: A credit card servicing company expects to add nearly 200 jobs this year at its growing new operation in southwest Ohio.

— COLUMBUS-AIRPORT SHUTTLE: Travelers flying in and out of Columbus now can take a public shuttle service between the airport and downtown.

— CLEVELAND CASINO-NEW NAME: Cleveland’s downtown casino is closing down but for less than two days.

— BOB–BOBSLED-TALENT SEARCH: USA Bobsled & Skeleton is looking for athletes and will be conducting combine events across the country.


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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