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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

August 1, 2018

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. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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BRIEFS:

— KROGER-DELIVERY: Kroger is introducing online delivery as convenience becomes an increasingly crucial element in customer loyalty in a hyper-competitive atmosphere.

— FATAL SHOOTING: Cincinnati police say a shooting has left one person dead and injured another.

— FALL-WORKER DIES: Officials say a man working to take down a tower at a former manufacturing site in southwestern Ohio has fallen and died.

— OPIOID CRISIS-USE DOWN: Ohio’s largest Medicaid plan says the amount of opioids prescribed to its members has decreased 40 percent over the past 18 months.

— URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE: The president and CEO of the National Urban League says the organization’s annual conference will focus on making the digital revolution as inclusive as possible.

— SPECIAL ELECTIONS-OHIO: Ohio election officials say voters only have a few days left to request an absentee ballot for next week’s special elections.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-MIXON’S ASCENT

CINCINNATI — Running back Joe Mixon won’t have to share time with Jeremy Hill in his second season. Mixon is the Bengals’ primary back — complemented by Giovani Bernard — and he’s looking to make much more of an impact. By Joe Kay. 600 words by 6 p.m.

FBN--HALL OF FAME-KRAMER

Jerry Kramer has basked in the attention on his key block on the winning play in the Ice Bowl for more than half a century. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words.

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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 technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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