Hello! 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 [email protected] Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TAINTED AT THE TAP-SCHOOLS
TOLEDO, Ohio — Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to uncover any concealed problems and to reassure anxious parents. Just a fraction of schools and day care centers nationwide are required to check for lead because most receive their water from municipal systems that test at other locations. State and federal lawmakers have called for wider testing. By John Seewer. SENT: 810 words.
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TOLEDO, Ohio — Just a handful of public drinking water suppliers in Ohio have gone over the federal limit for lead during the past three years. All are fairly small, with the majority providing water to fewer than 500 customers. By John Seewer. SENT: 350 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
INJURED WORKERS-PAIN PILLS
COLUMBUS — The amount of opioids prescribed to injured Ohio workers has fallen significantly since the state’s insurance fund for injured workers created a pharmacy management program amid concerns about painkiller usage. SENT: 320 words.
CLEVELAND — Daysha Higgins had a computer at home until it blew out nearly two years ago, but she’s never had the internet at home At 12, she lives in a public housing development and spends much of her time at the Outhwaite Community Center in Cleveland, where she does homework and works on other computer programs as part of an afterschool program four days a week. By Marcia Pledger, The Plain Dealer. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 1,100 words.
— INMATE ESCAPE-OHIO: A convicted murderer captured about 24 hours after he was found missing from an Ohio prison has been charged with escape.
— APRIL SNOW-OHIO: Winter has returned to Ohio with cold temperatures and snow reported in communities around the state including several inches throughout parts of northern Ohio.
— ROBBER FATALLY SHOT-POLICE: A central Ohio prosecutor says a grand jury considered a SWAT team officer’s fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store and issued no indictment in the case.
— OHIO U-TRIBUTE: Ohio University plans a tribute to the late co-founder of its visual communication school that has produced numerous professional photographers.
— OHIO DEMOCRATS-JULIAN CASTRO: A Barack Obama administration official is scheduled to headline a southwest Ohio Democratic Party’s fundraising dinner.
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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.