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 APColumbus@ap.org. 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@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — State lawmakers in Ohio are weighing new regulations that could require abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains, raising privacy concerns for women who undergo the procedure. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon.
EGG FARM-FORCED LABOR
TOLEDO — Three men face sentencing for smuggling teens into the U.S. and keeping them as virtual slave laborers at an Ohio egg farm. By John Seewer. SENT: 460 words.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION RULES
WASHINGTON — With the Republican nominating convention in Cleveland less than 100 days away, the GOP’s presidential candidate isn’t the only thing still up for grabs. Also in play: The rules by which the nominee will be chosen. By Alan Fram. SENT: 890 words, photos.
FBN–SAINTS-WILL SMITH SHOT
NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans and Ohio State player Will Smith was killed in a case of road-rage, by a Humvee-driving man who rear-ended his Mercedes and then shot him in the back and side, according to a police warrant read in court. By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. hearing.
SAINTS-WILL SMITH SHOT-MIAMI
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Will Smith played against Miami in the national championship game that ended the 2002 college football season, helping Ohio State win the Fiesta Bowl and deny the Hurricanes back-to-back titles. Nonetheless, Miami is mourning him as one of its own. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 300 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
POLICE OFFICER-WIFE’S DEATH
LEBANON — A former suburban police official will ask to be let out on bail as authorities decide whether to retry him in the death of his wife, who was killed during a botched burglary that prosecutors say he staged to scare her into moving. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 340 words.
FATAL WRONG-WAY CRASHES
DAYTON — State transportation records show an increase in wrong-way highway crashes with more deaths so far in 2016 than in all of 2014. SENT: 340 words.
— OFFICER SHOT-COLUMBUS: Authorities are identifying the Ohio police officer they say was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him.
— HOME INVASION-SUSPECT SHOT: Authorities in northern Ohio say a 35-year-old home invasion suspect has been hospitalized after he was shot multiple times by the son of the home’s resident.
— POWER PLANT-CONSTRUCTION: A developer says construction could begin soon on a natural gas-powered electric plant in northeastern Ohio.
— UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS-AUDITS: Ohio’s state auditor has been given legal authority to audit the books of the fundraising wings of colleges and universities.
— BOWLING GREEN-FACULTY: An Ohio university and its faculty have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes 3 percent pay raises each year for three years.
— CEDAR POINT-COASTER: Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is auctioning off the first rides on its newest roller coaster.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohioans are seeing an average price of more than $2 per gallon for regular gas going into the workweek.
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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.