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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Andrew Welsh Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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GOP 2016-CLEVELAND PROTESTS
CLEVELAND — Cleveland has relaxed its rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention after a federal judge determined last week that the city’s regulations violated the right of free expression. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 530 words.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION INSURANCE
CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland has decided to spend $9.5 million to buy a $50 million liability policy to cover the city during the upcoming Republican National Convention after initially planning for just $10 million in coverage. The city finance director says a consultant recommended the higher amount because of volatility surrounding the election and events in the U.S. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6:30 p.m.
COLUMBUS — A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Texas restrictions on abortion clinics might bring renewed focus on an Ohio proposal regarding aborted fetal remains. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 420 words.
CLEVELAND — The confetti has been cleaned up. The party hasn’t stopped. Always rocking, Cleveland’s rolling like never before. By Tom Withers. SENT: 820 words, photos.
OHIO STATE BAND-RAPE CHARGE
COLUMBUS — A former Ohio State University drum major instructor accused of raping a female student has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 280 words, photos.
OLY–CROWDFUNDING THE GAMES
PORTLAND, Ore. — Like a lot of Olympic hopefuls, Korey Thieleke needed a way to pay help for his training. Things as basic as shoes add up for track athletes who don’t have endorsement deals. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
— DRUG PRICES-BALLOT INITIATIVE: Legal fireworks continue over a proposal that seeks to control the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs.
— CAVALIERS PARADE-SHOOTING: Police say a teenager suspected in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl following Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship parade last week has been taken into custody.
— PRISON FARM SHUTDOWN: Records show Ohio’s prisons agency made nearly $1.3 million after selling about 1,400 dairy cattle as part of a larger effort to raise money for new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates.
— RAPE DNA-OHIO: A prosecutor in Cleveland is set to announce that Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County has indicted its 500th rape defendant identified from DNA evidence found in previously untested rape kits.
— FOOD STAMP FRAUD: State officials say a $48,000 audit of Ohio’s food stamp program found roughly $31,000 in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.
— EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARITY THEFT: A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children’s charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination.
— PASTOR SHOT: An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending has been found mentally competent to stand trial.
— PLAIN DEALER-GENERAL MANAGER: The editor of The Plain Dealer now has the added job of general manager.
— HISTORIC PRESERVATION-OHIO: Ohio has awarded nearly $28 million in tax credits to help rehabilitate 39 historic buildings around the state.
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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.