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. Kantele Franko 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI — Ohio Democrats are happy for businessman Donald Trump — that is, happy for the prospect of the brash presumptive Republican presidential nominee topping the opposition ticket in November. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m., photo.
AROUND THE STATE:
GOP 2016-TRUMP-COAL-FACT CHECK
DALLAS — Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. By David Koenig. SENT: 940 words, photos.
CLEVELAND — A jury is deciding the fate of a man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags in northeast Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developed on merits, with jury deliberations underway.
DALLAS — A Dallas judge orders former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 740 words, photos, video.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOOTING
AKRON — A man convicted in the fatal shootings of a father and his two teenage children during a home invasion robbery on New Year’s Eve 2013 gets life in prison without parole. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.
— DRUG INVESTIGATIONS-CORRUPTION: A longtime Ohio policeman accused of conspiring with another officer to falsely obtain search warrants and keep up to $250,000 in cash and property seized in drug investigations pleads guilty to federal charges.
— METH TRAFFICKING-CHARGES: Federal authorities say a California man accused of bringing more than 10,000 doses of methamphetamine into the Cleveland area is charged with trafficking in the drug.
— CLEVELAND GANG-TEENS: Eleven teenage boys suspected of involvement with a street gang that randomly attacked and robbed people in Cleveland and its suburbs have been charged with more than 150 counts in all.
— INDIANS FAN-LAWSUIT: Ohio’s high court says a New York man who was hit by a foul ball at a baseball game and blinded in one eye can seek damages from the Cleveland Indians.
— PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL — More than 700 Ohio peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1823 are honored at a ceremony.
— FATAL CRASH-DRIVER HIGH: A driver who was high on marijuana when he caused a head-on collision that killed a woman and her daughter and injured two others has been sentenced to serve two decades in prison.
— LAKE ERIE FUNDING: The federal government is handing out over $3 million to help Lake Erie.
— FIREFIGHTER KILLED: Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a crash that killed a Cincinnati firefighter on his way to work last weekend.
— PET BOBCAT-SUPREME COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a legal fight over whether the owner of a 26-pound domesticated, declawed bobcat is subject to the state’s tightened laws on owning dangerous wild animals.
— ROADSIDE STABBING: Authorities have dropped charges filed against an Ohio man after a stabbing in south-central Nebraska.
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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.