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 email@example.com.
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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 issues are being appealed. By Ann Sanner. UPCOMING: 700 words.
GOP 2016-CLEVELAND PROTESTS
CLEVELAND — A federal judge on Thursday ruled that Cleveland’s regulations governing protests and marches during next month’s Republican National Convention infringe on the right of free expression and he ordered the city and a civil rights organization to begin negotiating new rules. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 400 words.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION PROTESTS-LAWSUIT
PHILADELPHIA — Anti-poverty activists sue Philadelphia, seeking the right to demonstrate during rush hour as the Democratic National Convention opens next month. By Kristen De Groot. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— DEM 2015-CLINTON-OHIO: Another week, another Hillary Clinton trip to Ohio.
AKRON — A day after Cleveland’s massive downtown parade, LeBron James is honored in his hometown with a rally after he led the Cavaliers to the NBA championship. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Event begins at 8 p.m.
ON CRANBERRY BOG — State officials say the unusual bog surrounded by central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake doesn’t seem to have been harmed by the water being kept low there for over a year amid work to replace a deteriorated dam. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 480 words, photos.
UNSOLVED CHILD SLAYING
CLEVELAND — Authorities investigating the 1989 slaying of a 10-year-old girl from suburban Cleveland ask for the public’s help in identifying what they say could be a key piece of evidence in the case. SENT: 525 words, pursuing photos.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Soaring numbers of overdose deaths add to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a shortage of spots to store bodies and long delays in autopsies and toxicology testing. By Dave Collins. SENT: 800 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren is stepping down early next year from the Cincinnati-based national retail company that is struggling to reinvent itself amid online competition and changing consumer habits. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 780 words, photos.
— OHIO STATE BAND-RAPE CASE: A former Ohio State University drum major instructor who pleaded guilty to a sexual battery charge over an encounter with a student is asking that he not be put behind bars.
— AUDITOR-ENVELOPE THREAT: A former elected city auditor accused of sending an ex-employer an envelope containing white powder determined to be harmless has pleaded guilty in northeast Ohio.
— UTILITY REGULATOR-OHIO: A Democratic attorney with expertise in energy law has been chosen to fill a vacancy on Ohio’s utility regulatory board.
— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: Severe storms have knocked down trees and power lines in parts of southwestern and central Ohio, causing thousands of power outages.
— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY: The estate of Tamir Rice has requested that a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Probate Court judge approve a settlement reached over the 12-year-old’s 2014 shooting death by Cleveland police.
— INMATES ESCAPE: Authorities say a pair of Indiana inmates climbed through a wall of their prison cell in an escape reminiscent of the one in the 1994 film, “The Shawshank Redemption” before being apprehended in Ohio four days later.
— FATAL SHOOTING-TEENS: A 20-year-old Cincinnati man has cut a deal with prosecutors and agreed to plead guilty to charges tied to a botched robbery that left a West Chester Township teen dead.
— METRO BUS CRASH: The driver of a Cincinnati Metro bus that struck and killed an elderly man and injured his daughter has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
— MISSING MAN-REMAINS FOUND: Authorities say they’ve recovered the remains of an Ohio man who has been missing since 2002 and they believe his friend — who is serving multiple life sentences for several murder cases in West Virginia — killed him.
— SCHOOL PRAYER-BALLOT ISSUE: A ballot effort in Ohio to allow students to pray in public schools has failed to clear an initial hurdle.
— DEFENDANT THROWS FECES: A serial robber in Ohio is going to face more charges after throwing feces and urine on his defense attorney and deputies while he was being sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.
— LOOSE RODEO BULL: Police say a bucking bull that was bred for rodeo work escaped from its enclosure and is on the lam in southwest Ohio.
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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.