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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Defense attorneys rushing to stop Ohio’s first execution in three years say the state’s new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.
MASON — The furor over Donald Trump’s provocative rhetoric and his treatment of women has helped shake usually rock-solid Republican support in Ohio’s suburbs. Hope of taking a swing state that’s a must-win for Trump is rising in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 975 words, photos.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-CLINTON: Former President Bill Clinton will return to Ohio this weekend to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
— TRAFFIC CAMERAS-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court will step in to decide a dispute between the state and the city of Toledo over its use of red-light and speed enforcement cameras.
— OFFICER’S GUN-DAY CARE: Authorities say an off-duty policeman in Cuyahoga Falls was unloading his gun at home when it accidentally fired into a nearby day care center. No one was hurt.
— INMATE-ANTHRAX HOAX: A Elyria man imprisoned for starting a fire at a college is sentenced to four more years for mailing powder to government offices in what authorities say was an anthrax hoax to frame another inmate.
— PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-OFF: Ohioans disposed of about 14 tons of unneeded, unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
— SUBSTANCE ABUSE CONFERENCE: Attorneys general from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia will lead a conference of health care professionals, faith-based groups and others aimed at eliminating substance abuse in their communities.
— BBO–WORLD SERIES-CHICAGO SECURITY: Police will set up security checkpoints within a two-block perimeter of Wrigley Field as the World Series moves to Chicago.
— HOME INVASION KILLING: An Ohio man is sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a home invasion last year in which the homeowner fatally shot his accomplice.
— BODY FOUND-BRIDGE: Two men are charged with aggravated murder after the body of a retired Ohio polygraph examiner was found wrapped in a tarp over the weekend near the Cleveland zoo.
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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.