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. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — Conflicting court decisions on ballot procedures in Ohio have put the key swing state’s rules — and its voters — in legal limbo ahead of the presidential election as the issue is being appealed. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 700 words by noon.
COLUMBUS — Authorities step up patrols of Ohio boating locations in an effort to reduce alcohol- and drug-related accidents and deaths. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 11 a.m.
— FATAL TURNPIKE CRASH: Authorities say at least one person is dead and a tanker carrying 3,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen burst into flames following multiple crashes in northwest Ohio.
— CHILD RAPE-PLEA: A man accused of sexually assaulting three youths 13 years old or younger has pleaded guilty to two rape counts in an agreement with prosecutors in western Ohio.
— RAILROAD BRIDGE-FATAL: Police say a man has died after falling from a railroad bridge while trying to avoid a passing train in central Ohio.
— MEDICAID FRAUD: Federal court documents say a central Ohio couple who ran a home-health-care agency plan to plead guilty in a Medicaid fraud scheme after authorities say they used $1 million in bogus claims to buy a high-end home.
— LEAN GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE: Ohio’s successful efforts to streamline government operations are being highlighted at a national conference in Columbus.
— COLD CASE ARREST: A pretrial hearing is planned in the murder case of an Arizona man arrested last year in a 1992 slaying.
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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.