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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOLEDO — More than 200 eastern hellbenders will be released into Ohio streams in an ongoing effort to offset a decline in the endangered aquatic salamander. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m.
— DAYTON VIOLENCE: Two late-night shootings in Dayton have left three people seriously injured.
— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: The National Weather Service has confirmed that a weak tornado passed through southwest Ohio during a line of storms.
— GUN SHOP-FATAL: A firearms instructor and his daughter have pleaded not guilty to charges in the fatal shooting of a southwest Ohio gun store owner during a concealed carry class.
— DRUGS AND GUNS-PLEA: Another man accused of crimes committed as a member of a violent central Ohio gang has entered a guilty plea.
— POLICE OFFICER HELPS BOY: An Ohio police officer who bought a meal for a 7-year-old boy who authorities say was trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food says he’s surprised by all the praise he’s received. AP Photo.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-AMERICAN LEGION: Both major-party presidential candidates are scheduled to speak to The American Legion convention in Cincinnati that begins Aug. 26.
— AMUSEMENT PARK PLANS: Ohio’s two big amusement parks are set to reveal what they have planned for next year.
— STATE VEHICLE AUCTION: The state of Ohio is planning to auction off nearly 300 surplus vehicles this weekend in Columbus.
— PEOPLE-TRAVOLTA-GOTTI MOVIE: A biopic about late mob boss John Gotti starring John Travolta is filming in southwest Ohio.
— FATAL SHOOTING-SENTENCING: Authorities say an Ohio man has been sentenced for fatally shooting a New York City resident during a drug-related dispute in Buffalo two years ago.
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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.