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. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FUTURE OF EXECUTIONS
WASHINGTON — Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment? It’s the central question of the current U.S. death penalty debate, highlighted by the latest execution involving a disputed sedative that appeared to involve discomfort to the inmate. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 925 words. AP photos.
CLEVELAND — Houston’s district attorney has dropped a murder charge against an Ohio man mistakenly identified as the suspect in a 1979 shooting. Authorities arrested 69-year-old Leon Dudley last year in Ohio and extradited him to Houston where he was charged with attempted murder. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 550 words.
COLUMBUS —Ohio has overtaken West Virginia to become the nation’s sixth-largest natural gas producer, according to a new report by the Energy Information Administration. SENT: 250 words.
FATAL DOG MAULING-DEBATE
DAYTON — The debate over the dangers posed to humans by pit bulls has been rekindled after an Ohio man was killed by a dog in what his brother said was an unprovoked attack. SENT: 280 words.
ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL
MARIETTA — Employees at an Ohio county courthouse experience the frightening reality of what it’s like to have an active shooter loose during a recent after-work drill. By Janelle Patterson, Marietta Times. SENT: 690 words. Mandatory member credit.
— SURPRISE GUEST-FACEBOOK FOUNDER: An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.
— SALAD-LISTERIA-LAWSUITS: Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio.
— POLICE SHOOTING-OFFICER DRAGGED: Columbus has identified the officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop.
— MUSSEL MYSTERY: The state says water, sediment and tissue samples haven’t helped explain what caused an extensive mussel die-off along a central Ohio river starting last year.
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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.