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 [email protected] Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. SENT: 575 words, photos.
— ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT-THE LATEST: The Latest on the shooting of a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla after a child got into its enclosure. SENT: 250 words.
— ZOO EXHIBITS-BREACHES: Examples of incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping, which are rare but can have tragic outcomes. SENT: 570 words.
ARRESTEE KEPT IN CLOSET
EAST CLEVELAND — A jury awards $22 million to a man who said he was wrongly arrested, beaten by police in East Cleveland and locked in a storage closet for four days. City officials plan to appeal. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.
COLUMBUS — Thomas Edison is headed to the U.S. Capitol, but first he’s stopping in his Ohio hometown. A nearly 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue of the prolific inventor holding a light bulb that has been at the Ohio Statehouse will be displayed in Milan before joining the historic figures at Statuary Hall in Washington later this year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.
— CHILD RAPE CASE-PHOTOS IN BAG: Police say a central Ohio man was arrested and charged after several photos of him sexually abusing a child were found inside a tote bag that was donated to a thrift store.
— BOY SHOT IN FACE: Police say a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the face at a northern Ohio home told authorities his uncle shot him.
— MAIL CARRIERS-POT SCHEME: Federal authorities say five U.S. Postal Service carriers in northeast Ohio are facing charges for their involvement in a scheme to deliver marijuana to a drug dealer.
— FATAL WRONG-WAY CRASH: A toxicology report says a driver had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit during a February wrong-way crash in southwest Ohio that killed five people, including himself.
— CHILDREN RAPED-CONVICTION: A 55-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults.
— WEEKEND TRAFFIC DEATHS: Authorities say 11 people died on Ohio’s highways over the four-day Memorial Day weekend.
— BOEHNER’S SEAT: Nearly 2,000 votes have been cast a week ahead of Ohio’s special election to fill the vacancy left by ex-House Speaker John Boehner.
— NASA-OHIO SHOP: Space industry officials including a space flight veteran plan to visit a machine shop in southwest Ohio that is contributing to NASA’s Orion and Space Launch System programs.
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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.