BC-OH–Ohio News Coverage Advisory,1st Ld-Writethru, 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, followed by Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A judge is set to hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal by a northwestern Ohio man whose six tigers and other exotic animals were seized by the state. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9 a.m. arguments and 300 words by 2 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Foster-care eligibility in Ohio has been extended to age 21 under a bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich that’s intended to provide more support for those youths as they move into adulthood. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 260 words by noon.


— FATAL FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED: Officials have identified two young siblings killed in an Ohio house fire.

— BICYCLIST HIT-CHILD DIES: Authorities say a 6-year-old boy who was hit by a car while he was riding a bicycle in northeast Ohio in April has died.

— TEEN SWIMMER-BODY FOUND: Officials have identified the body of a teen boy pulled from the water near a northeast Ohio beach.

— BOY KILLED-NEW TRIAL: Attorneys representing a death row inmate convicted in the 1985 rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy have requested a new trial for their client.

— DRUGS-LICENSE SUSPENSIONS: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill into law giving judges the option of suspending a driver’s license for someone convicted of a drug charge, instead of the suspension being mandatory.

— CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS-OHIO: An unprecedented number of Ohioans now have licenses to carry concealed handguns.

— GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-DEMOCRAT’S HOUSE: For $5,575, visitors to Ohio for the Republican National Convention next month can book a five-night stay at the home of North Olmsted’s Democratic mayor.

— DETERIORATED DAM-STERNWHEELER: The local historical society is aiming to put a sternwheeler back on central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake as a tour boat.

— ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS: Ohio officials are urging people to be alert to the signs of elder abuse and to do something if they suspect it.

— CINCINNATI POLICE CRUISERS: Police in Cincinnati are receiving dozens of new sport utility vehicles as part of an effort to save taxpayers money and upgrade the city’s aging fleet of cruisers.


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.