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] Ann Sanner 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A prosecutor announces whether he’ll charge the parents of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla exhibit, leading to the fatal shooting of a male gorilla. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 a.m. Developing from 1 p.m. news conference. AP Photos.
HAMILTON — A juvenile court judge sentences a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to opening fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria for reasons that remain unclear. UPCOMING: About 400 words. Developing from 2:30 p.m. sentencing.
TOLEDO — Ohio’s attack on toxic algae in Lake Erie, a source of drinking water, is aimed at reducing what’s feeding the algae. But some environmental groups say the plan relies too much on voluntary programs and lacks the sense of urgency that is needed for it to work. By John Seewer. SENT: 500 words.
CLEVELAND HOUSING COURT
COLUMBUS — An Ohio lawmaker says he’s withdrawing legislation that would have abolished Cleveland’s housing court after questions were raised about him having pending cases before the court. SENT: 260 words.
COLUMBUS — An investigation by The Associated Press has identified more than 16 percent of police agencies in Ohio that have not filed a single hate crime report to the FBI in past six years. SENT: 130 words. With BC-US–Counting Hate, moving nationally.
CHILLICOTHE — In a few short years, Jacob Shuman has been transformed from a child who struggled to learn to a teenager who excels at teaching. And, in large part, his progress is because of bees. By Ken Gordon, The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 900 words, pursing photos.
ALI AND JIM BROWN
CLEVELAND — When Muhammad Ali fought against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Jim Brown was in his corner. The boxer and the superstar running back for the Cleveland Browns, two transcendent American sports icons, were fiercely loyal friends. Not only were they connected by their athletic greatness, Ali and Brown shared a social conscience and passion to see justice for all. By Tom Withers. SENT: 550 words, photos.
— GOP 2016-KASICH: Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he wants to see unity, healing and leadership this presidential election cycle.
— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: Thunderstorms in parts of Ohio are bringing powerful winds that have caused some reported damage.
— BAR SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Police say two gunmen opened fire on a group of people leaving a Cleveland bar, killing a 24-year-old man and injuring another man.
— FATAL SHOOTING: Ohio police say a man found shot outside a gas station in Columbus later died at a hospital. Police found the man at a Shell gas station on Saturday night.
— XGR-PASTOR PROTECTION-OHIO: A state lawmaker has made a procedural move that could force a vote during this fall’s lame duck session on a proposal to allow Ohio churches and pastors to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
— MAN SHOOTS GIRLFRIEND: Cincinnati police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.
— FEDERAL COURTHOUSE-OHIO: Officials say they’ve secured funding for the $104 million upgrade and expansion of a federal courthouse in Toledo.
— UTILITY REGULATORS-OHIO: Nineteen people have applied for the open seat on the Ohio commission that regulates utilities, and the appointment will be up to the governor.
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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.