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 Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine confirms what political prognosticators have reported for months: He’s running for governor. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 300 words, photo.
EAST CLEVELAND — Leaders of one of Ohio’s poorest cities have dropped their opposition to being annexed by neighboring Cleveland, a shift East Cleveland residents hope could provide basic services the city hasn’t been able to afford for years. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 715 words.
COLUMBUS — Central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake, which had been kept low because of its deteriorated dam, will be allowed to fill enough this summer to accommodate some boating and fishing, state officials said Thursday. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 450 words, photos.
OFF-DUTY OFFICER-FATAL SHOOTING
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police say a masked bank robbery suspect was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer after leaping over a bank counter with a plastic bag over his hand, indicating he was armed with a weapon later found by police. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 280 words.
PRISON WATCHDOG AGENCY-OHIO
COLUMBUS — Republican legislators back off efforts to abolish the current structure of Ohio’s bipartisan legislative prison watchdog panel after the head of the independent agency resigns. SENT: 300 words.
COAL EXECUTIVE DEATH
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A West Virginia prosecutor says two suspects, including one from Ohio, in the killing of a former coal executive were plotting to steal his vehicle. By John Raby. SENT: 580 words, photos.
COAL EXECUTIVE DEATH-THE LATEST
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The latest on the fatal shooting of ex-coal chief executive Bennett Hatfield in southern West Virginia. SENT: 680 words.
EARNS-ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
NEW ALBANY — Abercrombie & Fitch shares slid in premarket trading after the teen clothing retailer’s disappointing first quarter, when fewer people shopped in its stores. SENT: 270 words.
— OHIO VOTING SYSTEM-LAWSUIT: Ohio officials are appealing a ruling by a federal judge that a law trimming early voting in the state is unconstitutional and can’t be enforced.
— GIRL IN BASEMENT: The mother of an Ohio teenager who says she was chained in a basement as punishment has been arrested on unrelated charges.
— OHIO INSURER-TAKEOVER: The state’s insurance department is taking over the operations of a company that provides health insurance to nearly 22,000 residents, mainly in central Ohio.
— ROAD RAGE-DUEL THREAT: Police say a 67-year-old man tried to provoke a gun duel during a road rage incident in an upscale Cleveland suburb.
— BAR FIGHT-COVER-UP: A Cleveland police officer accused of ordering a woman to delete cellphone video of a fight between a bar employee and a customer has been indicted on charges including tampering with evidence.
— SCHOOL ATTENDANCE DATA-EDUCATOR’S LICENSES: A former Columbus City Schools principal implicated in a district data scrubbing scandal has agreed to never try to re-obtain her state educator’s licenses.
— STRANGE ODOR-SCHOOL EVACUATED: Fire officials say they’ll likely never know what caused a strange odor that sickened four students and forced a northeast Ohio high school to evacuate.
— GUN PERMITS-OHIO: Ohio is making it easier for people to buy guns.
— WENDY’S-CEO: Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO and president of the hamburger chain, a move that was previously announced late last year.
— CINCINNATI STREETCAR: Cincinnati’s new streetcar is set to begin shuttling passengers around the city later this year.
— ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES: A federal study says small fish can be trapped in water currents created by commercial barges and pulled through electric barriers designed to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
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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.