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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COLUMBUS — Ohio voters who experience problems at the polls on Election Day would have to pay a cash bond to get a court-ordered extension of voting hours, a move that’s drawing concerns from voting rights groups in the presidential battleground state. The amount could vary. Judges could set it at $1 or the total cost of keeping polling places open with workers collecting overtime — an amount that could be in the thousands. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.
COLUMBUS — A Cincinnati abortion clinic has received state permission to continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 300 words.
CLEVELAND — The Greensboro, North Carolina, police department has decided not to send 50 officers to join the field force that will provide security during the Republican National Convention in July, citing a “lack of confidence” in Cleveland’s preparedness. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 310 words.
CINCINNATI — The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique himself to save a woman choking on food at a senior living center. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 335 words, photo.
MOM’S HOME ARSON CASE
NEWARK — An Ohio woman has been accused of setting fire to her own home multiple times — at least once with children inside — and trying to frame her estranged husband for the crimes. SENT: 240 words.
COLUMBUS — A new grants program that would provide $12 million Ohio schools could use to replace lead-contaminated plumbing fixtures that can put schools’ water supplies at risk is part of recent state legislation. SENT: 270 words.
— OHIO SHOOTINGS: Death certificates have been filed that indicate seven of the eight slain relatives from a southern Ohio family were shot only in the head, most of them repeatedly.
— OFF-DUTY OFFICER-FATAL SHOOTING: A prosecutor says a Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a bank robbery suspect while working a private security job should be commended for his bravery.
— LAKE ERIE-WIND FARM: Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs.
— AIR BASE-WATER PROBLEMS: An Ohio U.S. Air Force base is shutting down a drinking water well after environmental regulators directed that it stop using it because of contamination concerns.
— VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD-CHARGES: A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people’s names among new registrations.
— STABBING DEATH-STEPFATHER: A southwest Ohio man charged with murder in the stabbing death of his stepfather has been declared incompetent to stand trial.
— UNIVERSITY-DIVERSITY: The University of Dayton has appointed its first vice president for diversity and inclusion.
— SEX CRIME SENTENCE: An Ohio man has been sentenced to serve three years in prison for pressuring a 16-year-old North Dakota girl he had met on the Internet to send him nude photos and then posting them online.
— TENNESSEE STATE-RALLINS: The former coach of Olympic hurdler Mamie Rallins says she was a “hard worker” who achieved success on and off the track.
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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.