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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — Records obtained by The Associated Press show numerous Ohio State students involved in an annual campus lake jump had been drinking for hours before last year’s event during which a student died. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 450 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, tours an addiction treatment center that allows children to stay with their mothers in recovery. Portman is a chief sponsor of Senate legislation focused on a range of approaches to dealing with the nation’s opioid abuse crisis. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos planned.


COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest prison workers’ union has scheduled a series of pickets beginning Monday against the announced shutdown of the state prison farms program. SENT: 320 words.


— OHIO STATE BAND RAPE CASE: A trial is set to begin Monday for a drum major instructor for Ohio State University’s marching band who’s accused of sexually assaulting a female student.

— POLICE MEMORIAL VANDALIZED: A memorial honoring police officers has been vandalized in central Ohio.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio have increased from the same time last week.

— OHIO SHOOTINGS: The last of several mobile homes where eight relatives were found shot to death in southern Ohio have been moved to a secure location.

— ROCK HALL-POLITICS EXHIBIT: A new exhibit focusing on the link between rock music and politics will open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland prior to the Republican National Convention scheduled for July.

— AIR FORCE BASE-FLYING UNIT: The last remaining flying unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio has a new commander.

— MUSIC-BAD BOY REUNION TOUR: Puff Daddy is reuniting with Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and more for a Bad Boy Records reunion tour this 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.