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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST-GINSENG
COLUMBUS — Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio is trying to ward off ginseng poachers by requiring a permit to harvest the root plant that’s thought to have medicinal properties and can sell for hundreds of dollars a pound. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 290 words by 5 p.m. Pursuing photo.
COLUMBUS — Agricultural officials say planting of corn and soybeans in Ohio is off to a slow start, with only about a third of the corn crop and 10 percent of soybeans in the ground so far. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m. Pursuing photo.
— BIDEN-OHIO: Vice President Joe Biden will be focusing on the economy in a visit to Ohio.
— GOP 2016-TRUMP-PROTESTER: An Ohio man who was arrested after he rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally faces trial next month.
— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING: A grand jury in Cleveland has agreed with a prosecutor’s conclusion that a fatal police shooting of a man holding a replica firearm on a Cleveland interstate was justified.
— OHIO OFFICER SHOT: Two attorneys appointed to represent a man accused of fatally shooting a central Ohio policeman are asking to withdraw from the potential death penalty case.
— XGR–CAPITAL BUDGET: Gov. John Kasich has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that includes funding for public works, community and school projects over the next two years.
— CLEVELAND AIRPORT FINES: Cleveland has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to settle Federal Aviation Administration complaints that Cleveland Hopkins International Airport had failed to maintain adequate staffing to clear runways of snow and ice.
— ANIMALS DIE-FIRE: Fire officials say five animals are believed to have died in fire at a pet care center in Ohio.
— WORKERS COMP-NEW CHIEF: Gov. John Kasich has appointed the chief legal officer to Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers as the agency’s new leader.
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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.