BC-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory 9:00 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Once an industrial powerhouse, Cleveland is one of the poorest and most segregated big cities in America. Two out of five people live below the poverty line, second only to Detroit. Infant mortality rates in its bleakest neighborhoods are worse than in some Third World countries. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: About 950 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos.


ALBUEQUERQUE, N.M. — An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools in the American Southwest and is now on a path toward possible Sainthood soon will be the subject of a TV series. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 620 words. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is planning to sign two bills addressing developmental disabilities during a stop in Cincinnati. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 update from signing, timing uncertain. Developed on merits.


— CRASH KILLS THREE: A 20-year-old man who police say was driving a car that crashed and killed three teenage passengers in Cleveland has been charged in the crash.

— LAKE DROWNING-OHIO: Authorities say a man has drowned near a Lake Erie boat launch in northeast Ohio after disappearing in the waters along a beach break wall.

— TREATMENT FACILITIES-SURGEON GENERAL: The U.S. surgeon general says more treatment facilities must be opened in Ohio to help opioid addicts overcome a disease that has already killed many Ohioans.

— HUMAN TRAFFICKING-INDICTMENTS: A grand jury in Cleveland has indicted three people for allegedly recruiting underage girls and offering them as prostitutes on the website Backpage.com.

— XGR–BODY CAMERAS-OHIO: A proposal in Ohio would set certain rules for public access to video footage captured by police body cameras.

— MISSING WOMEN-INDICTMENT: A trial is underway for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman whose slaying is one of several deaths and disappearances that have troubled a southern Ohio city.

— OHIO TERRORISM CHARGES-JUDGE: A federal judge in Ohio is recusing himself from the case of a terrorism suspect accused of trying to arrange to have the judge killed.


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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