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 news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
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CAMPAIGN 2016-CONVENTION SECURITY
The racially charged shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas have led organizers of the two summer political conventions to take another look at their security preparations for the high profile events. By Mark Gillispie and Errin Haines Whack. About 700 words by 1 a.m.
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: 500 words by noon, photos.
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.
CAMPAIGN 2016-GOP GROUND GAME
COLUMBUS — Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now. “We’ve moved on to thousands and thousands of employees,” party chairman Reince Priebus declared in March, contrasting that with the GOP’s late-blooming staffing four years earlier. That hasn’t exactly happened, a state-by-state review conducted by The Associated Press has found. By Steve People and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 1,530 words, photos. Abridged version available.
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: 340 words, photos.
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: 270 words, photo.
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.
— POLICE SHOOTINGS-CLEVELAND MARCH: Some employees of the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland were sent home early in anticipation of a march protesting police shootings of black people.
— HOTEL ARREST-TERRORISM FEARS: An Emirati businessman detained by police after a hotel clerk raised suspicions that he could have links to terrorism is pursuing legal options while authorities in northeast Ohio investigate what happened.
— 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.
— GOP 2016-CLERGY: Several clergy members are urging candidates with both political parties to embrace what they’re calling a moral agenda.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
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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.