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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A southwest Ohio county is asking the state auditor to look into what can be done to help a struggling village that is too broke to pay for a sheriff's office to patrol its streets. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.



MILWAUKEE — Former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose will be the inaugural inductee to the new Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. SENT: 300 words.


— CHURCH BUS DRIVER-SEX CHARGES: A volunteer church bus driver and registered sex offender accused of sexually abusing two boys has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving a minor.

— HOUSE FIRE-DEATHS: Authorities say a woman and child have died in a house fire and two men inside the home were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation in western Ohio.

— OHIO SHOOTING: A man accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding another has been indicted on murder charges in central Ohio.

— HEALTH OVERHAUL-OHIO: State officials are holding a public hearing on a proposal to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid.

— WATER TREATMENT-PRICE FIXING: Ohio's attorney general say his office is looking into alleged bid-rigging involving sales of a chemical used to treat water.

— EARNS-FIFTH THIRD BANCORP: Fifth Third Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $312 million.

— PEOPLE-GLORIA STEINEM: Writer and activist Gloria Steinem is slated to visit the Ohio Statehouse and meet with Democratic female lawmakers during a stop in the political battleground state.

— DEAD DOGS-DITCH: Authorities say 22 dogs were found dead in a ditch in far northeast Ohio, and they have few clues about how or why the animals ended up there.

— COLD CASE ARREST: A southwest Ohio judge will rule later on whether wiretaps can be used as evidence in the murder trial of an Arizona man arrested last year in a 1992 slaying.

— BARN TOUR: Barn enthusiasts plan to tour historic sites and have an educational conference this weekend in southwest Ohio.


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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.