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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, is on the desk. He 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CLEVELAND — Two of the country’s poorest cities are talking about a merger they say could help both, though they may need a sizable boost in taxpayer dollars to make it happen. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon. AP photos.
COLUMBUS POLICE SHOOT TEEN-OFFICER
COLUMBUS — Police records show the Columbus police officer who fatally shot a 13-year-old black boy during an armed robbery investigation once helped save the life of another black boy the same age and has been involved in other shootings. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 790 words. AP Photos.
OHIO FAMILY KILLED
COLUMBUS — The state releases redacted autopsies on eight family members killed in a still-unsolved shooting massacre, confirming that all but one victim was shot multiple times in the head. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 400 words.
COLUMBUS — A federal appeals court says Ohio’s elections chief has been wrongfully removing eligible voters from the swing state’s registration list. By Julie Carr Smyth and Ann Sanner. SENT: 470 words.
COLUMBUS — Some Ohio Democrats are exhibiting buyer’s remorse as the shine rapidly fades from Ted Strickland’s once-promising campaign against Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 740 words. AP Photos.
POLICE DATABASE ABUSE, ADV28
DENVER — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. By Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker. SENT: 2,400 words, photos. NOT FOR RELEASE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016, AT 12:01 P.M. EDT. An abridged version of 920 words also is available.
— POLICE DATABASE ABUSE-GLANCE, ADV28. NOT FOR RELEASE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 AT 12:01 P.M. EDT
OHIO WAL-MART SHOOTING
DAYTON, Ohio — The attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store is scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the end of this month, two years after the Department of Justice opened an investigation into the shooting. SENT: 350 words.
HEROIN OVERDOSES-SUDDEN SPIKES
CINCINNATI — Hospital emergency workers in a southwest Ohio county have handled an average of nearly 15 overdoses a day since a powerful drug used to sedate elephants was found in heroin in the area about two months ago. SENT: 280 words.
HEROIN OVERDOSES-OHIO: Federal authorities say they are pushing hard in Ohio’s battle against heroin.
— MURDER FOR HIRE-CHARGES: Police say an Ohio woman paid someone to kill her estranged husband but was turned in by the would-be hit man.
— AMBULANCE CRASH-FATAL: Authorities say an ambulance driver has died after an SUV went through a stop sign and struck the ambulance.
— TODDLER DROWNS: Police say a 2-year-old child has died after he was found unresponsive in a pool at an apartment complex in central Ohio.
— MAN IN WHEELCHAIR KILLED: A sheriff’s office says a man in a wheelchair was struck by a car and killed in Ohio as the man was operating the motorized wheelchair in a marked crosswalk.
— OSU COACH-BICYCLIST HIT: Police say they’re investigating after an Ohio State University assistant football coach hit a bicyclist, sending the student to the hospital.
— LGBT RIGHTS-LAWSUIT-OHIO: A judge is expected to rule soon in the case of an Ohio school district challenging the Obama administration’s rule on transgender bathrooms in schools.
— GUIDANCE COUNSELOR-SEX ASSAULT: A former northeast Ohio guidance counselor has been sentenced to a year in state prison after admitting she sexually abused a student.
— BOY KILLED: Police say an 11-year-old boy was hit by at least one car and killed while heading to school in Ohio’s capital city.
— HARAMBE-HARRY POTTER: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has clarified that slain Ohio gorilla, Harambe, is not a part of her fictional universe.
— MARRIAGE VOWS-RECORD ATTEMPT: Western Michigan University is lining up hundreds of couples to renew their marriage vows as part of a homecoming weekend record attempt.
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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.