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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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XGR–GAS DRILLING-TAX CHANGE-OHIO
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s oil-and-gas industry would get a retroactive tax benefit that will cost state and local governments a combined $264 million under a bill passed during the Legislature’s lame-duck session. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by 10 a.m.
COLUMBUS — A Republican state lawmaker says she wants to reform payday lending in the state after a report found that such loans are more expensive in Ohio than anywhere else in the country. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.
DEATH IN CUSTODY
CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland and the family of a woman who collapsed after struggling with police officers during a mental health crisis have informed a judge that they’re willing to negotiate for a possible settlement in the family’s lawsuit over her death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 p.m.
— POLICE SHOOTING-ROBBERY SUSPECT: Two suburban Cleveland police officers won’t face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect who brandished a pellet gun.
— OHIO ELECTIONS-LIBERTARIANS: Libertarians sue Ohio’s elections chief, alleging he’s refused to recognize them as an official political party and grant them the ballot access privileges that go along with that.
— PORCH THIEVES-HEIRLOOMS: An Ohio man has been reunited with family heirlooms that he feared were lost when thieves swiped several packages from the porch of his Akron home last week.
— FIRE-OFFICER RESCUE: Neighbors say a Columbus police officer heroically rescued a woman from the second floor of a burning duplex, then collapsed on the street and had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
— CHARTER SCHOOL-AUDIT: Ohio’s auditor says a now-closed charter school in Columbus failed to repay nearly $478,000 in state foundation overpayments after overstating enrollment.
— DEER-GUN SEASON-OHIO: The state says hunters harvested more than 9,000 deer during Ohio’s two-day deer-gun hunting season.
— NATIONAL PARK-VISITOR CENTER: A nonprofit group announces plans for a new $5.9 million visitor center at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeast Ohio.
— WRIGHT STATE PRESIDENT: Wright State University has more than 60 applicants seeking to become its seventh president.
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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.