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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — One of the biggest prizes in the presidential election is home to three disputes over voting rights. The lawsuits challenge the Ohio’s limits to early voting, its ballot procedures, and its process for purging voters from its registration rolls. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 610 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — A coroner plans to talk about the state’s heroin epidemic in the aftermath of a spike in overdoses in southwestern Ohio and elsewhere. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. news conference, then 400 words by 11 a.m., pursuing photos.


CLEVELAND — Officials reviewing Cleveland’s backlog of unresolved lead poisoning cases are asking the Ohio Department of Health to close over 1,100 of them, or more than one-third. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


EUCLID — A man accused of pelting his former neighbor’s home with eggs more than 100 times over the course of a year is set to be sentenced on a charge of inducing panic. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update after 11 a.m. sentencing, developed on merits.


— DOUBLE KILLING: Police say a man fatally shot another man, ran inside his own home and turned the gun on himself during a standoff with a SWAT team in northeast Ohio.

— GLUTEN-FREE DINING: Kent State University has opened what it says is the first entirely gluten-free dining hall in the country.

— ZOO-POLAR BEAR CUB: A polar bear cub hand-reared by staff has drawn big crowds at an Ohio zoo during her final public appearances before moving to the Oregon Zoo. Pursuing photos.

— CHILD DIES-POOL: Authorities say a 3-year-old boy who disappeared from a family gathering and was found in a swimming pool at a nearby home has died.

— LAW ENFORCEMENT-VIDEO ANALYSIS: Ohio’s public safety department is adding forensic video analysis to the list of services it provides for free to law enforcement agencies across the state.

— OVERDOSE REVERSAL DRUG KITS: Some Ohio counties are trying to equip more people with a drug that can reverse an overdose amid a growing number of fatal heroin overdoses in recent years.

— ANTI-DRUG PROGRAM: A school district in an Ohio city hit hard by drug abuse is offering a new anti-drug program in city schools.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO: Ohio’s House speaker is seeking applicants for two appointments he’ll make to a panel overseeing the implementation of the state’s medical marijuana law.

— OHIO DOMINICAN PRESIDENT: The president of Ohio Dominican University is retiring next summer.


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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