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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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GOP 2016-REPUBLICAN PLATFORM:
CLEVELAND — Republican officials have rejected an emotional plea to back off the GOP’s opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party’s embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 560 words, photos.
— GOP 2016-OHIO TOURISM: State tourism officials want visitors to the Republican National Convention to see more than just what Cleveland has to offer. SENT: 130 words.
— GOP 2016-UNIVERSITY CLASSES: Cleveland State University has announced it won’t hold classes on campus during the Republican National Convention next week. SENT: 130 words.
CLEVELAND — The historic West Side Market, streets lined with beautifully restored Victorian homes and a craft beer boom make Ohio City one of Cleveland’s best destinations for visitors and locals alike. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 580 words, photos by 1 p.m.
GAY MARRIAGE FOE RETIRING
SHARONVILLE — The leader of a conservative group based in suburban Cincinnati who has long been an outspoken foe of same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues plans to retire after the November elections. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1:30 p.m., followed by 250 words by 5 p.m.
— DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: The husband of a woman accused of killing their three sons has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge to having sex with his wife before they were married when she was underage.
—CRASH KILLS 3: Police officers estimate the car that crashed and killed three teenage passengers in Cleveland had sped past the officers at 80 mph prior to the wreck.
— GIRLS SHOT-OHIO: Police say a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl were among three people shot and injured when someone repeatedly fired into a home in Ohio’s capital city.
— ASSAULT VICTIM-OHIO PARK: Authorities say they’ve identified a woman who was found shot and injured along a park trail in northeast Ohio on July 3.
— UTILITY REGULATORS-OHIO: An Ohio Senate panel is considering a pair of gubernatorial appointments to the state’s utility regulatory board, including a Democrat whose “past activism” has been questioned by the Republican Senate president.
— CASINO REVENUE-TAXES: Ohio’s casinos have generated more than $1 billion in tax revenue since the first one opened in 2012, and just over half that money has gone to cities and counties.
— BASKET HEADQUARTERS: The basket-shaped Ohio building used by employees of The Longaberger Co. for two decades will be vacant by week’s end as remaining staff move to another location, and officials still don’t know what will happen to the unusual structure.
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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.