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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI — A resolution authorizing a photo ID card for immigrants, the homeless and others that would be accepted by police and other municipal agencies is set for a vote by a southwest Ohio city council. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2:30 p.m. Pursuing AP photos.


COLUMBUS — The State Highway Patrol hopes to boost public use of its hotline through a burst of marketing encouraging Ohioans to dial #677 to report crime tips and crashes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 11 a.m.


NEW YORK — Macy’s is slashing its full-year profit and sales outlook with its shoppers in an extended funk. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio senators are considering a bill that would override local ordinances that regulate pet stores. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words updating from 9:30 a.m. hearing. Developed on merits.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Bad weather moved into the Ohio River Valley on Tuesday after a series of powerful storms hit the Plains, including tornadoes that destroyed homes and left two people dead in Oklahoma. By Daniel C. Houston. SENT: 430 words, photos, video.


— CHILD SHOT-DRIVE-BY: Police say a 10-year-old girl was shot in an apparent drive-by shooting while she was sleeping on a sofa in a central Ohio home.

— NUCLEAR PLANT RESTARTS: An Ohio nuclear plant has returned to service after a biennial shutdown for refueling and maintenance.

— EARNS-WENDY’S: Wendy’s Co. (WEN) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $25.4 million.

— RAPE DNA-OHIO: Forensic scientists in Ohio have tested hundreds more sexual assault kits for DNA this spring under an initiative to check for evidence from previously untested kits.

— SCHOOL WATER-LEAD: Officials say elevated levels of lead have been found in water at two schools in a central Ohio district.

— WIND STORM DAMAGE: An Ohio insurance group estimates that a storm that toppled over 120 utility poles in southwest Ohio last month caused at least $52 million in property damage.

— ATV RUNS OVER CHILD: Authorities say an 18-month-old boy died after he was run over by an all-terrain vehicle near his home in rural southwest Ohio.

— ASIAN CARP-BARRIER: Officials say work has been completed in northeastern Indiana on a nearly 2-mile-long earthen berm designed to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.


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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