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, followed by Andrew Welsh-Huggins. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




CINCINNATI — A federal judge will hear reports and arguments on whether a young suburban Cincinnati man is mentally competent to stand trial on charges he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 390 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 12 noon. AP Photos planned.


COLUMBUS — An as-yet-introduced bill that would extend a freeze on Ohio’s renewable-energy requirements for an additional three years is already drawing opposition. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words, then 520 words by noon.



MARION — Fundraising efforts have begun to restore President Warren G. Harding’s Ohio home and build a 15,000-square-foot presidential center at the property by 2020. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 340 words by noon.


— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohioans are continuing to see a rise in gas prices as the average price is reported at more than $2 going into the workweek.

— OFFICER KILLED-COLUMBUS: A vigil for an Ohio police officer fatally shot when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him drew more than 400 people.

— COLUMBUS TRAVEL BAN: Columbus City Council plans to enact a ban on unnecessary travel to North Carolina in protest of that state’s recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use.

— METH LAB-FIRE: Investigators say an explosion at a southwest Ohio home has uncovered a meth lab.

— 2016 GOP-TRUMP-PROTESTER; A plea deal is in the works for an Ohio college student who rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally.


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.