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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LISBON — U.S. Senate challenger Ted Strickland is making a swing through his native southeastern Ohio in the wake of losing a critical coal mine union’s endorsement. The Democratic former Ohio governor plans to remind voters in the union-heavy region of his pro-labor record as he seeks to unseat Republican Rob Portman. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.
HOUSE 2016-OHIO-BOEHNER’S REPLACEMENT
WEST CHESTER — Republican Warren Davidson is assured of being western Ohio’s congressman for the next seven months, and is likely to be serving for years after that, as the successor to John Boehner. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 350 words, photos.
CROSLEY FIELD SITE
CINCINNATI — The Crosley Field Historic Site is being opened to visitors on property where the Cincinnati Reds for decades played major league baseball. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m., photos.
— FRIEND SHOOTS TEEN: A northern Ohio sheriff says a friend accidentally shot and critically hurt a 13-year-old boy as the unsupervised teens were preparing to go bird-shooting.
— SEWER DISTRICT-OVERSIGHT: An audit of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District finds that the agency was beset by poor oversight and violated city policies for years while wasting hundreds of millions of public dollars.
— GOLF BALLS-DROWNING: Authorities have identified an Ohio man who drowned while diving for golf balls in a pond at a country club.
— BLUE ANGELS-DAYTON AIR SHOW: The Blue Angels have canceled an appearance at an Ohio air show after a member of the elite fighter jet performance team died in a crash while practicing in Tennessee.
— SWITCHING STATUES: A 900-pound bronze statue of prolific inventor Thomas Edison has arrived in his Ohio birthplace, where it will be displayed this summer before going to its permanent home at the U.S. Capitol. UPCOMING: Pursuing photos.
— STROLLER HIT-BABY KILLED: Records show the driver who hit a father pushing a stroller and killed a 7-month-old baby in central Ohio had been cited for a crash five days earlier.
— HOUSE FIRE-MAN SHOT: Officials say firefighters put out a house fire in central Ohio and found a man critically hurt with a gunshot wound in the backyard.
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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.