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] Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT
CINCINNATI — As zoos dropped cages in favor of more realistic living environments, they adopted a range of exhibits, from living areas behind glass to habitats separated from the public by barriers like moats and hedges. The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend when a boy fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area in line with many zoos around the country. By Dan Sewell and John Seewer. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3:30 p.m., photos.
ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 3-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it’s easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 900 words, photos.
— ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT-THE LATEST. SENT: 750 words.
— ZOO GORILLA-SEATTLE: A Seattle zoo is delaying the public debut of a baby gorilla following the killing of an adult gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child entered its exhibit. SENT: 130 words.
CLEVELAND — The city, its police department and other safety forces are well-prepared to provide security and medical care during the Republican National Convention, Cleveland officials say. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 430 words.
COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman touts his efforts to tackle heroin addiction in the first statewide television ads of his 2016 re-election campaign. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 380 words.
DEATH PENALTY-DNA TESTING
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on an appeal involving a death row inmate who sought DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence. SENT: 275 words.
COLUMBUS — Another of the 3,500 lawsuits alleging links between people’s illnesses and DuPont discharging C8 into drinking water and the Ohio River is heading to trial in federal court in central Ohio this week. SENT: 290 words.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Two weeks after two men from Cleveland were fatally shot in North Dakota, police there haven’t made an arrest or identified a suspect. SENT: 225 words
— OHIO VOTING SYSTEM-LAWSUIT: Ohio officials are asking a federal judge not to enforce his decision against a law trimming early voting until an appeal can be heard.
— BOY SHOT IN FACE: Sandusky police say they believe a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the face accidentally wounded himself while playing with a gun at a home.
— GIRLFRIEND SHOT-CINCINNATI: Cincinnati police say they found a woman dead in an apartment after a man showed up at a police station and confessed he had shot his girlfriend.
— UNIVERSITY OF AKRON-PRESIDENT: University of Akron President Scott Scarborough is leaving that role after the board of trustees determined the school needs new leadership.
— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-CHILD: A man suspected in a Cleveland drive-by shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy has been jailed on $1 million bond.
— POLICE OFFICER SHOT-CINCINNATI-MEMORIAL RIDE: A motorcycle club plans a memorial ride next week for a Cincinnati policeman shot to death last year while responding to reports of a man acting belligerently with a gun.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices remain higher around Ohio after the Memorial Day weekend and the increased travel that accompanies it.
— INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION CLOSURES: Transportation authorities say nighttime motorists could encounter lane closures over the next two weeks on Interstate 71 in Warren County in southwest Ohio.
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