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. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Refusing to give Republicans the benefit of the doubt, President Barack Obama works to saddle GOP candidates across the country with the baggage of Donald Trump and his sexually aggressive comments about women. SENT: 570 words. AP Photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from rally for Hillary Clinton set to begin at 11:15 a.m. EDT.


YOUNGSTOWN — Incumbent GOP Senator Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland meet in the first of three debates in a Senate contest that garnered new attention after Portman rescinded his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from noon debate, then 500 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — A former college police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic-stop shooting of a black man is due back in court. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from hearing set to begin at 9 a.m., followed by 400 words by noon. AP Photos planned.


— VOTER-ROLLS-LAWSUIT: Ohio’s elections chief says voters improperly removed from the state’s registration list could cast provisional ballots in the presidential election, if a court allows it.

— JAIL INMATE-DEATH: An inmate found dead in a suburban Cleveland jail last weekend likely died of natural causes.

— WRONGFUL CONVICTION LAWSUIT: A judge has ruled Cleveland must pay a $13.2 million judgment against a former police officer who a jury said helped frame a man who spent 11 years behind bars for a murder he said he didn’t commit.

— SAILOR REMAINS-BURIAL: The remains of a sailor killed 75 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor have returned to Ohio and are set to be buried with full military honors.

— TEENS CHARGED-STOLEN CAR CRASH: Three teens are facing charges after police say they stole a car, fled police and collided with another car in southwest Ohio, leaving a 10-year-old boy who was on the sidewalk hurt.

— GREAT LAKES-FISH STOCKING: States adjacent to Lake Michigan have agreed to cut back on stocking the lake with chinook salmon and lake trout over the next two years.


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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