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. Dan Sewell 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CINCINNATI — A group has ended its effort to get a medical marijuana legalization issue on the November ballot, saying it made the decision because of newly passed Ohio legislation that is a step in the right direction. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 430 words.
COLUMBUS — Ohio voters who experience problems at the polls on Election Day would have to pay a cash bond to get a court-ordered extension of voting hours, a move that’s drawing concerns from voting rights groups in the presidential battleground state. The amount could vary. Judges could set it at $1 or the total cost of keeping polling places open with workers collecting overtime — an amount that could be in the thousands. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.
CLEVELAND — City officials plan to make a presentation aimed at quieting concerns that the city isn’t ready to host the Republican National Convention. SENT: 200 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
GAS PUMP SKIMMERS
HAMILTON — Authorities are warning motorists about widening use of credit card skimmer devices at Ohio gas pumps. SENT: 260 words.
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER
FREMONT — Rutherford B. Hayes presidential library and museums in northern Ohio have reopened after a major makeover. SENT: 260 words.
LOST RINGS FOUND MANSFIELD __ Four long-lost rings have been returned to their owners after a nationwide search started by a northern Ohio plumber. SENT: 280 words.
ONLINE CHECKBOOK DISPUTE
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s treasurer is accusing his party’s governor of killing a signature bill in 2014 that would have assured the future of his online database of government spending. It’s the latest in ongoing tensions between Republicans Josh Mandel and John Kasich. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 450 words by noon. AP Photos planned..
— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing the appeal of a man sentenced to die for killing his estranged girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
__ UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HONORED: The retired president of Miami University has been honored by the Ohio House with a resolution recognizing his accomplishments.
__ CICADA TIME: The anticipated arrival of the 17-year cicadas is at hand in eastern Ohio. With AP Photos.
__ WHIRLPOOL PLANTS-WIND: Whirlpool Corp. says it’s installing wind turbines to help power two more of its factories in Ohio.
__ SENATE 2016-INDEPENDENT: An independent candideis challenging Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democrat Ted Strickland in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.
__ DAYTON VA CENTER GROTTO: The Dayton VA Medical Center has a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the debut of a new wheelchair-accessible ramp and sidewalk at its historic grotto.
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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.