I recently did a search for my husbands Aunt Eleanor Bieler Foist who lived and died in Cincinnati, Ohio. I did a state wide search on a database that did not have any Cincinnati, Newspapers and low and behold the story of her death, which was contorversial at the time made 5 newspapers in other parts of the state. I already had to two stories from the two newspapers in Cincinnati, but these short articles actually filled in some more information on the automobile accident. So don't rule out other areas for your ancestors story. Also found a real brief mention of two of my husbands g-uncles death in Sharonville,Ohio, a small town just outside of Cincinnati, also in Hamilton County Ohio in a paper in Minnesota!
I also would look at Obituaries in all the papers of a particular city, as they sometimes ran different obituaries.