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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Kantele Franko. Deb Martin, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOLEDO — Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration is proposing an overhaul of how the state and its cities deal with the threat from lead in drinking water, including significantly shortening how long it takes to notify residents when lead is detected. By John Seewer. AP Newsbreak. SENT: 500 words.
COLUMBUS — Testimony in a federal trial that could impact how thousands of ballots are cast and counted in swing state Ohio is set to wrap up. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 530 words, AP photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from court hearing scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
COLUMBUS — Votes are nearing on two closely watched energy deals in Ohio that have drawn national attention from consumer, business, energy and environmental groups. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update, followed by 450 words after hearing scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Pursuing AP photos.
DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio college student who rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally is due back in federal court, where he’s charged with illegally entering a restricted area. SENT: 130 words, AP photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated with 130-word update from court hearing scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Developed on merits.
THE KENYA-KENTUCKY CONNECTION — Larisa Mikhaylova’s business model is simple: In exchange for a cut of their prizes, she enters Kenyan runners into far-flung U.S. road races that are small enough to be winnable but still large enough to offer modest cash rewards to top finishers. By John Leicester and Eddie Pells. AP Exclusive. SENT: 2,350 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,000 words is also available. Also moving on sports wires.
NEW YORK — Conscious of the success of long-form crime mysteries like “Serial” on NPR and HBO’s “The Jinx,” the Investigation Discovery network says it will air its first-ever serialized drama later this spring. By David Bauder. SENT: 320 words, photos.
— NEGLECTED MOTHER-PLEA: A 78-year-old Ohio woman has been released from prison after serving 11 months of an 18-month sentence for causing her 100-year-old mother’s death by severe neglect.
— ETHICS AMENDMENT-OHIO: The battle over a proposal to put ethics restrictions on state lawmakers is headed to Ohio’s highest court.
— COURTS-PLEA BARGAIN RECORDS: A Cincinnati-based federal appeals court says plea agreements should be open records under the First Amendment unless there is some overriding interest in closing them.
— FATAL TRENCH COLLAPSE: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says inspectors probing a construction site where a worker was killed this week found no evidence the wall of the trench was reinforced.
— MAN IN POND DIES: A coroner’s office says an 86-year-old man found face down in a pond in western Ohio has died.
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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.