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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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JOHN GLENN-OHIO AIRPORT
COLUMBUS — Nonagenarian astronaut John Glenn adds to his lifetime of flight-related accolades as the Columbus airport is named in his honor. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos developing from event set for 11 a.m.
AKRON — Jason Day pulls out of the Olympics because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
NEWARK, N.J. — Allegiant Air has final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark’s dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out. By David Porter. SENT: 560 words, photos.
— FATAL SHOOTING-TEENS: The last of four men has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a teen during a botched drug robbery attempt in southwest Ohio.
— INMATE SLAYING-OHIO: An inmate accused of fatally beating another inmate at a state prison in southwestern Ohio has been indicted on a murder charge.
— CHILD DEATH-MURDER CHARGE: A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years to life in prison for causing the death of his girlfriend’s 21-month-old son last year
— DRUG TRAFFICKING SENTENCES: Eleven people identified by authorities as leaders of a drug trafficking organization in central Ohio have all now been sentenced to prison.
— POLICE BODY CAMERAS-CINCINNATI: Some Cincinnati police officers will begin wearing body cameras later this summer.
— GOP 2016-TRUMP: Donald Trump is shoring up support in Appalachia with a swing through coal country.
— BMV-CREDIT CARDS: The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says its deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, after years of people requesting that as an option.
— CLEVELAND AIRPORT UPGRADES: A $36 million makeover at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has been completed.
— GIRAFFE DEATH-URINARY CONDITON: A 9-year-old giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has died from an acute and untreatable urinary condition.
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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.