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. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GOP 2016-CONVENTION RULES
WASHINGTON — Forty-two rules govern the Republican Party and how it picks a presidential candidate. Yet with the nomination potentially up for grabs at July’s GOP convention in Cleveland, one reality prevails: Delegates can change their procedures to help or hurt any candidate they want. By Alan Fram. SENT: 930 words, photos. Moving on national wire.
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FATAL WRONG-WAY CRASHES
DAYTON — State transportation records show an increase in wrong-way highway crashes with more deaths so far in 2016 than in all of 2014. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohioans are seeing an average price of more than $2 per gallon for regular gas going into the workweek.
— FATAL HOUSE FIRE: Authorities say a house fire in northeast Ohio has left one person dead and two injured.
— FATAL FIRE-TOLEDO: Fire officials say a 51-year-old man has died in an apartment fire in Toledo.
— HOME INVASION-SUSPECT SHOT: Authorities in northern Ohio say a 35-year-old home invasion suspect has been hospitalized after he was shot multiple times by the son of the home’s resident.
— POWER PLANT-CONSTRUCTION: A developer says construction could begin soon on a natural gas-powered electric plant in northeastern Ohio.
— UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS-AUDITS: Ohio’s state auditor has been given legal authority to audit the books of the fundraising wings of colleges and universities.
— BOWLING GREEN-FACULTY: An Ohio university and its faculty have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes 3 percent pay raises each year for three years.
— CEDAR POINT-COASTER: Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is auctioning off the first rides on its newest roller coaster.
— ALBANY-THREE CANDIDATES: Road closures and parking restrictions are in effect in parts of downtown Albany as three of the U.S. presidential candidates plan to make appearances in New York’s capital.
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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.