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.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Much of the work of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s re-election campaign in Ohio is happening under the fingertips of voters. Google says Portman has made some of the savviest use this election cycle of its digital resources as his campaign begins to unravel an early lead by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words.
NEW YORK — NBA players aren’t just worried about their teams as they start a new season. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos. Also moving on some sports wires.
— OHIO VOTING: Nearly 806,000 Ohioans have asked for an absentee ballot ahead of the November presidential election.
— BODY IN CAR TRUNK-CHARGES: A woman and her son have been charged with aggravated murder after police say the decomposing body of the woman’s former boyfriend was found stuffed in the trunk of a car parked behind her Cleveland home.
— EX-PROFESSOR-SOLICITATION: A former northeast Ohio professor has been sentenced to eight months in prison after admitting he solicited a 15-year-old boy for sex in the parking lot of an elementary school last year.
— OHIO TROOPER KILLED: A grand jury has indicted a man on aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI charges in the death of an Ohio state trooper who was struck and killed on a Cleveland interstate.
— RESTORED LIGHTHOUSE-LAKE ERIE: An historic lighthouse on the shore of Lake Erie is once again functioning after years of work to restore the 120-year-old structure.
— OHIO STATE-EARLE BRUCE-SCRIPT OHIO: Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce will dot the “i” in the marching band’s Script Ohio performance before homecoming this week.
— UNIVERSITY-PTSD STUDY: Researchers at the University of Toledo are getting a $3.4 million federal grant to study post-traumatic stress disorder in trauma patients.
— ROCK ON CAR-PAROLE: The second of four young men charged over a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher is set to be released from prison.
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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.