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. John Seewer 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS POLICE SHOOT TEEN-OFFICER
COLUMBUS — Hundreds gather at a funeral Saturday for a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.
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. SENT: 650 words. AP photos.
COLUMBUS — One in seven registered voters in Ohio won’t receive an absentee ballot request form in the mail for the upcoming election cycle. SENT: 400 words.
FAMILY PLANNING FUNDS
WICHITA, Kan. — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states, including Ohio, to prevent such money from going to Planned Parenthood. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 650 words.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP ADS
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign is planning for what it says will amount to $140 million worth of advertising from now until Election Day. Trump’s new ad buy will include 13 states, including key battlegrounds such as Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, and a few new targets. By Julie Bykowicz and Jill Colvin. SENT: 400 words.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA-OHIO: The Ohio Democratic Party says President Barack Obama will headline its annual state dinner next month.
— DON KING-CLEVELAND STREET: Cleveland’s city council won’t further consider a proposal to put Don King’s name on the street where the legendary boxing promoter stomped a man to death in 1966.
— FAIRGROUND FIRE: A fire has destroyed a century-old grandstand at a fairground in central Ohio.
— UNIVERSITY-RACIAL SLUR: The University of Dayton says it’s investigating after a racial slur was written across the dorm room door of two black students earlier this week.
— OHIO RIVER SWIM: More than 150 swimmers are expected to try to make it across the Ohio River to Kentucky and back this weekend.
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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.