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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




DAYTON — Public documents show a man accused of fatally shooting three people was hearing voices when he was at a behavioral health care facility the day of the Ohio shootings. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s secretary of state plans to unveil a new interactive tool aimed at highlighting the swing state’s importance in the upcoming presidential election. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words. Developed on merit.


— FATAL SKYDIVING ACCIDENT: Authorities have identified a man who died after opening his main and reserve parachutes too late while skydiving over the weekend at a southwest Ohio airport.

— FATAL SHOOTING-SENTENCE: A man has been sentenced to life behind bars in the slaying of a 21-year-old man in Columbus last year that authorities say stemmed from a missing dog.

— EXECUTION-SECOND TRY: A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional.

— TEEN SHOOTING DEATH: A western Ohio man who admitted that he fatally shot a teenager while hosting a drinking party has been sentenced to five years in prison.

— ZOO GORILLA-TWITTER: The Twitter account of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla has been taken down.

— CINCINNATI- STREETCAR NAME: Cincinnati’s new streetcar has a new name following a 10-year, $3.4 million deal with a communications and technology company

— MEDICAL-MARIJUANA-OHIO: Two agencies that will regulate Ohio’s forthcoming medical marijuana program are getting the $1.8 million they sought from the state to start that work.

— KAYLA HARRISON PARADE: The Ohio hometown of a two-time Olympic medalist is throwing her a parade.


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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