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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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COLUMBUS — A super PAC backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich is taking its case for his presidential nomination directly to delegates in an unusual web ad. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 360 words, photo.
— GOP 2016: Ohio Republicans are gathering in the Columbus area for a state party organizational session and a meeting of their delegation to this summer’s national convention in Cleveland. SENT: 130 words.
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INJURED KIDS AT MOTEL
HAMILTON — Two young brothers found at a southwest Ohio motel were beaten by adults over a 22-hour span and so badly injured by the alleged abuse that responding police and doctors were left in tears, police say. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2 p.m.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS CLOSE-THREAT
ATHENS — Six southeast Ohio school districts have canceled Friday classes because of an unspecified threat that originated in the Athens area and was made against American students. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update, developed on merits.
— FETUS DEATH-MURDER CHARGE: A prosecutor says a southwest Ohio man accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend and causing her fetus’ death has been sentenced to 46 years to life in prison on murder and other counts.
— K-9 ATTACKED-DOG KILLED: Authorities say sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a dog that attacked a police K-9 during a community event in Columbus.
— SCHOOL WATER-LEAD: Two schools in a Cleveland suburb have shut off their drinking fountains after finding high levels of lead in the water.
— FIREFIGHTER SHOT: A 19-year-old woman has admitted participating in a murder-for-hire plot that left a Cleveland firefighter dead in August 2013.
— TEEN GIRL SLAIN: A 17-year-old boy is heading to prison in a 2014 unintentional shooting that killed a teenage girl in Columbus.
— CINCINNATI MARATHON: Organizers expect another record field for the annual Flying Pig Marathon and related races this weekend in Cincinnati.
— EMPTY BOWLS: Marshall University ceramics students have raised $17,000 for a food pantry that serves parts of West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.
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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.