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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. Delano Massey, news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SEDIMENT DUMPING-LAKE ERIE
CLEVELAND — The federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie has reached an agreement with Ohio’s environmental regulators that will keep open Cleveland’s harbor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.
FORMER INMATE-CHARGES DROPPED
CLEVELAND — A man who says he spent 18 years in prison for a Cleveland murder he didn’t commit is fighting for a declaration of innocence that could enable him to get compensation for time behind bars. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.
— CAMPAIGN 2016- OHIO: Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign next week at a rally in Cincinnati.
— COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOT: Police are searching for two suspects who they say shot and wounded two Ohio college students during an apparent robbery.
— DOUBLE FATAL SHOOTING: Officials say a 76-year-old man fatally shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself after police arrived at their Cleveland home.
— ATV ROLLOVER CRASH: Authorities say two toddlers were hospitalized with serious injuries after an all-terrain vehicle they were riding with the grandfather of one of the boys rolled over near Cincinnati.
— OHIO PENSION FUND-CHECK SCAM: A retirement fund for Ohio police and firefighters is warning people to be on the lookout for fraudulent checks bearing its name.
— CLOWN SCARE-SCHOOL BAN: A school district in northeast Ohio has banned clown costumes from Halloween festivities.
— DELOUSING LAWSUIT-CLEVELAND: A federal judge says Cleveland must stop conducting group strip searches of inmates unless it uses partitions that provide privacy.
— CINCINNATI MOVIE: The filming of a new movie starring Academy Award winners Nicolas Cage and Faye Dunaway is set to begin in Cincinnati this fall.
— LEAD REMOVAL GRANT: A suburban Cleveland county has received nearly $3 million in federal grant money to continue efforts to remove lead from contaminated homes.
— AGRICULTURE SECRETARY: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Kentucky to announce a program to reduce rural poverty nationwide.
— GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY: A non-partisan New York organization that advocates for transparency in government says it will begin posting the spending records of local municipalities online, in a databased modeled on the Ohio Checkbook program.
AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 8 Ohio general election on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-OH-OHIO General Election Testing/AP-OH-OHIO General Election Testing.
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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.