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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohio’s largest online charter school opted to take its fight with Ohio education officials over access to attendance records to the courts and the airwaves, raising questions among critics over the school’s probable use of public funds to fight its regulators. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words by 3 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette dies at age 62 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his former chief of staff. SENT: 410 words. UPCOMING: Developing. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is hearing arguments in two cases that challenge voting rules in the key presidential battleground of Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 update from arguments. Developed on merits.


TOLEDO — Authorities say a man accused of killing his wife is back in Ohio charged with murder after years of fighting extradition from his native Canada. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from court hearing set for 9 a.m. Developed on merits.


INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police officer who allegedly shot and wounded a fellow officer is due in court for a hearing to face an attempted murder charge. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. hearing.


ALPENA, Mich. — A Michigan-based research vessel that’s been operating on the Great Lakes since 1947 has made its last official voyage and will be converted into a museum exhibit. SENT: 290 words.


— WANDERING CHILD IN WOODS: Authorities say a 4-year-old girl who apparently wandered from her Ohio home was found alone in a wooded area hours later, and her parents have been charged with child endangering.

— SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION-SETTLEMENT: The Ohio School Facilities Commission and an architect will pay a contractor $2 million to settle breach of contract claims stemming from the construction of dormitories at the Ohio State School for the Blind and the Ohio School for the Deaf.

— HIT-SKIP-MOTORCYCLIST KILLED: Investigators are searching for the person behind the wheel of a car that they say fatally struck a motorcyclist and fled the scene in Cleveland.

— EXOTIC ANIMALS-CRACKDOWN: Thirteen bears seized by authorities or surrendered by owners in Ohio have a new home in Colorado

— MINIMUM WAGE-CLEVELAND: A union-backed group seeking to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Cleveland is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to put the issue on the November ballot.


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.