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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A recent spike in drug overdoses in Akron over just a few days is drawing renewed attention to what Ohio authorities call a growing epidemic of abuse of heroin and an even more potent painkiller, fentanyl. Some questions and answers: By Kantele Franko. SENT: 460 words.
CINCINNATI — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will speak to the NAACP national convention in Cincinnati as the Republican National Convention is getting underway in Cleveland. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 300 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos planned.
BOY IN BASEMENT
NEWARK — An Ohio woman accused of regularly locking her young son in an unfinished basement for months pleads guilty to one count of child endangering and is sentenced to three years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m. Pursuing AP Photos.
ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL-LAWSUIT
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest online charter school sues the state in an effort to block an upcoming attendance audit that could affect tens of millions of dollars it gets in state funding. SENT: 390 words.
TRENTON, N.J. — The Republican National Convention is offering the top Republican in New Jersey’s General Assembly the chance to hone his stand-up comedy routine. SENT: 240 words.
— ZOO-ALLIGATOR DIES: An animal care team administered CPR to an ailing alligator in front of onlookers at an Ohio zoo, but it wasn’t enough to save its life.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio’s gas prices continued to fall heading into the workweek.
— GIRL STABBED-DAYTON: Authorities say a 14-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was stabbed with a black folding knife during a fight over a theft in southwest Ohio that left two others injured.
— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing appeals in two death penalty cases this week, including a man sentenced to die for a double slaying five years ago.
— TRAIN DERAILMENT-OHIO: Authorities say no injuries were reported in a freight train derailment in northwest Ohio.
— SOLDIERS REMAINS IDENTIFIED: The military has positively identified the remains of an Ohio soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in Korea more than 60 years ago.
— GOP 2016-CLERGY: Several clergy members are urging candidates with both political parties to embrace what they’re calling a moral agenda.
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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.