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
CLEVELAND — Rising tensions after the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas and subsequent protests nationwide have led Cleveland and Philadelphia to adjust security plans for the national political conventions this month. By Mark Gillispie and Errin Haines Whack. Sent: 740 words, photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-DUMP TRUMP
CLEVELAND — From a spartan, 16th floor office they’ve rented just blocks from this week’s preliminary meetings of the Republican National Convention, some of the GOP rebels trying to head off Donald Trump are laying the groundwork for a revolt. By Alan Fram and Steve Peoples. SENT: 880 words, photo.
GOP DELEGATES-RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Running out of options to voice displeasure with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, some delegates who oppose him have flirted with a movement to try to upend next week’s GOP convention in Cleveland. Others, including an Ohio lawmaker, simply won’t go. By Matt O’Brien. SENT: 435 words.
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: 585 words, photos.
HILLSBORO — A grand jury has indicted a small-city Ohio mayor who’s also a veteran standup comedian on four felony counts including election falsification. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 510 words, photo.
— COMEDIAN MAYOR-THE LATEST.
ADOPTIVE PARENTS-CAPTIVITY CHARGES
JEFFERSON — A husband and wife in Ohio have been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges related to keeping their adopted children locked inside bedrooms for all but a few hours a day. SENT: 320 words.
DETROIT — Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect a tractor trailer that crossed its path in a Florida crash. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 890 words, photo.
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. SENT: 250 words, photos.
BEREA — Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed. SENT: 380 words. Also moving on some sports wires.
— NOAH’S ARK PARK-SCHOOLS: A group opposed to a new Noah’s ark attraction in Kentucky says it is warning hundreds of public schools against visiting the Ark Encounter.
— 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.
— 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.
— INMATE ESCAPES: Deputies in southwestern Ohio say they’re looking for a jail inmate who ran away from a hospital where he was taken for a medical appointment.
— 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. —
— DRUG DEATHS-OHIO: Columbus police who dealt with 10 heroin overdoses within nine hours say a suspect was arrested in connection with at least one case.
— ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL-LAWSUIT: A judge has rejected an effort by Ohio’s largest online charter school to block the state’s audit of its attendance that the school says could affect millions of dollars it gets in state funding
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— PEOPLE-JOE PERRY: The Hollywood Vampires will resume their tour Tuesday night without ailing Joe Perry, who is planning to return to the stage at a later date.
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