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. Kantele Franko is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL
COLUMBUS — America’s largest online charter school opted to take its fight with Ohio education officials over access to attendance records to the courts and the airwaves, raising questions among critics over the school’s probable use of public funds to fight its regulators. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Rob Portman wins the support of another Ohio labor union, fueling GOP optimism about hanging onto the swing-state seat and Senate control in November. The union endorsement also added to Democrats’ concerns about their candidate, former Gov. Ted Strickland. By Erica Werner and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 770 words, photos.
EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT
CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker gets 21 months in prison for stealing from two charities, a crime his attorney blamed on a gambling addiction caused by football-related brain injuries. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 450 words, photo.
CLEVELAND — No human remains have been found during a search of property owned by a man charged with abducting and killing a college student whose body was found in a northwest Ohio cornfield, authorities say. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 200 words.
HAMILTON — Two Ohio students accused of failing to report that a classmate brought a loaded gun to school before he opened fire in the cafeteria have entered pleas in juvenile court. SENT: 290 words.
— PRIMARY CARE: The state says it’s moving ahead with plans to reward medical practitioners in Ohio who do more to keep patients healthy while holding down costs.
— POLICE OFFICER SHOT: An Indianapolis police officer arrested in Ohio after he allegedly shot a fellow officer is back in Indiana, where he faces an attempted murder charge.
— HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION: An Ohio judge won’t dismiss breach-of-contract and other claims against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
— SHOTS FIRED-CINCINNATI TOWER: Federal prosecutors say a man accused of having a gun used to shoot at a Cincinnati building has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.
— KROGER-SALES TAX MISTAKE: Cincinnati-based Kroger says three of its grocery stores outside of Charleston’s city limits have been mistakenly charging customers a 1 percent city sales tax.
— LAKE IMPROVEMENT GRANTS: Indiana has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants for improvements to lakes and streams, including efforts to stem the flow of damaging nutrients into Lake Erie and Lake Michigan.
— CEDAR POINT-WATER MAIN BREAK: An official in a northern Ohio city is promising that the city will fix the infrastructure problems that forced Cedar Point to close for a second time in two years.
— BODY CAMERAS-OHIO: Thirty police officers in Ohio’s capital city are wearing body cameras as part of a 10-day test to review the equipment.
— CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES-TREATMENT: The state is launching a pilot program to help central Ohio families whose kids have developmental disabilities that require costly residential treatment.
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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.