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. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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OHIO WAL-MART SHOOTING
FAIRBORN — A judge says there’s probable cause for a misdemeanor prosecution against a 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot the man, who actually had an air rifle picked up from a shelf. SENT; 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1 p.m.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOOTING
AKRON — Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a northeast Ohio man charged in the fatal shooting of a father and his two teenage children during a home invasion robbery on New Year’s Eve 2013. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-words from developing jury deliberations. Developed further on merits.
— INFANT KILLED-FATHER CHARGED: A 21-year-old man is accused of shaking and beating his 1-month-old daughter to death during an early morning attack in Cleveland.
— POLICE CADET-SHOOTING: A police cadet was wounded in what authorities say apparently was an accidental shooting at a northwest Ohio firing range.
— SUSPECT SHOT-COLUMBUS: Authorities say police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man after he refused to drop the blade inside a Columbus house.
Police say the shooting happened just before 9 p.m.— EMBEZZLEMENT SUSPECT-HIKER: A federal judge in Ohio has again pushed back the sentencing of a Kentucky accountant who spent much of six years as a fugitive hiking the Appalachian Trail.
— ZOO-NO SMOKING: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio says it’s going smoke-free.
— NORTH CAROLINA-TRAVEN BAN: Ohio’s most populous county is banning its employees from non-essential government travel to North Carolina after that state enacted a law prohibiting communities from passing ordinances to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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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.