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 APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell 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@example.com.
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LOWERING THE FLAG-OHIO
UNDATED — Instances of Ohio ordering the flag flown at half-staff last year on at least some government property. List only.
LOWERING THE FLAG
Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found. By Jennifer Peltz. UPCOMING: 800 words. Moving on national wires.
TRAVEL-CLEVELAND FOR CONVENTIONEERS
CLEVELAND — Conventioneers, political geeks and others heading to the GOP convention in Cleveland, take note: With eight Ohio presidents — seven born in the state — there’s a lot of history here. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 840 words, photos.
— GOP 2016-CLEVELAND CONVENTION: The U.S. Secret Service agent in charge of security for the Republican National Convention says officials are encouraging people to visit downtown Cleveland during the convention in mid-July.
TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE
COLUMBUS — A judge will let a psychiatrist examine a former deep-sea treasure hunter jailed in Ohio for refusing to answer more questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 260 words.
HARTVILLE — Police in Ohio arrested a man who they say was plotting to attack a police station using armed mannequins and explosives. SENT: 200 words.
CINCINNATI FIREFIGHTER DEATH
CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati Fire Department report on a veteran firefighter’s death recommends about $2.3 million in improvements in areas including communication and training of firefighters. SENT: 250 words.
— AMOEBA DEATH: A federal health official says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where a rafter was infected by a deadly amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility’s waters.
— HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office is joining a new effort to recognize and stop human trafficking ahead of the Republican National Convention.
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-BODY CAMERAS: Cleveland police officers will have body cameras affixed to their riot gear during the Republican National Convention this month.
— CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING: A man has been indicted on charges he advertised a 15-year-old girl as a prostitute last year and drove her from Kentucky to Ohio with the intention of compelling her to engage in prostitution.
— SERIAL RAPES-CHARGES: Authorities say a man accused of sexually assaulted seven women between 1993 and 2003 has been indicted on numerous charges of rape and kidnapping in northeast Ohio.
— BUS STOP CRASH-FATAL: Police say a man on a bus stop bench who was pinned against a building when a minivan struck him has died in Cincinnati.
— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: A federal court judge has delayed the sentencing of a former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his charities to finance his gambling debts and personal expenses.
— FIREWORKS STOLEN-OHIO: State authorities say fireworks worth $40,000 have been stolen from a fireworks company in southern Ohio.
— SCHOOL DISTRICT-THEFT: A man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a northeast Ohio school district out of more than $3 million
— HOLIDAY TRAVEL-OHIO: Ohioans taking to the road for the Fourth of July holiday weekend will have lots of company.
— DEFENSE CUTS-AID: The federal government has awarded $8 million for an effort to assist communities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana affected by defense industry downsizing.
— FBN-HALL OF FAME-HALFTIME: Country music singer Lee Greenwood will highlight the halftime show titled “Salute to Service” at the Hall of Fame game Aug. 7.
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