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.
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CLEVELAND — Braced for uncertainty and hoping for unity, Republicans on Monday prepared to kick off their convention to crown Donald Trump as the nation reeled from another outburst of violence and dissident delegates angled for a last-ditch chance to deny the front-runner the nomination. By Kathleen Hennessey and Alan Fram. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos, Video.
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-COLBERT: A video posted online shows “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert taking over the microphone on stage in Cleveland in a “Hunger Games” themed prank at the site of the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday. SENT: 130 words. AP Photos.
BEACHWOOD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says is disappointed but has “no discontent” over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s decision to choose someone else as his running mate. SENT: 390 words.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-SPEAKERS GLANCE
CLEVELAND: Former presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio — the latter by video link — are among those set to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Military leaders, members of Congress, actors, faith leaders and family members of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump are also set to speak in what the Republican National Committee calls “an unconventional lineup” that will challenge the status quo and press for Trump’s agenda. SENT: 630 words. AP Photos.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE
CLEVELAND — The glitz. The glam. The speeches, protests and parties. The flamboyant presidential candidate who’s giving his party heartburn. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 1,190 words. AP Photos.
CONVENTION 2016-THINGS TO WATCH:
WASHINGTON — The Republican Party consummates its love-hate relationship with Donald Trump at its national convention this week in Cleveland. Don’t expect the typical four-day love fest. By Nancy Benac. SENT: 950 words. AP Photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-ROAD to 270
CLEVELAND — Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and his re-election team have been beating the bushes and sifting through reams of data for more than a year. By Thomas Beaumont and Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 930 words. AP Photos.
DAYTON — The college student charged with trying to rush the stage where Donald Trump was speaking at an Ohio rally could be put behind bars before his August trial. A judge plans an afternoon hearing on whether to revoke Thomas DiMassimo’s bail. SENT: 130 words. Developing from 1:30 hearing. AP Photos planned.
CONGRESS 2016-LOW-PROFILE DEMOCRAT
WAVERLY — To the chagrin of local Democratic Party leaders, their nominee for Congress in southern Ohio’s 2nd District is once again a truck driver who lives with his mother, does little campaigning and doesn’t like politics. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 390 words by noon.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s average gas price for a gallon of regular gas is up about 8 cents from a week ago, but 36 cents lower than the price a month ago.
— COLUMBUS POLICE-RACIST ALLEGATION: The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is alleging the Columbus Police Department moved slowly to investigate charges of racist behavior by a white officer.
— HOLOCAUST-TAPED TESTIMONIES: Dozens of videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors who lived in northeastern Ohio have been donated to Youngstown State University where they’ll be publicly accessible through the library.
— SCHOOL-VETERANS GRANT: Union Institute and University in Cincinnati has been awarded a $150,000 grant from an anonymous foundation that aims to help veterans earn their college degrees.
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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.