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 Kantele Franko. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TOLEDO — Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles. By John Seewer. SENT: 580 words. AP Photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-KASICH ON TRUMP
DAYTON — Republican Gov. John Kasich says he has nothing further to say about his party’s presidential nominee. SENT: 240 words. AP Photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-VOTER FRAUD-NEWS GUIDE
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s first-of-its-kind campaign ad begins with a warning: “In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans.” By Hope Yen. SENT: 1,020 words. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.
— UNEMPLOYMENT-OHIO: Ohio’s unemployment rate for July was down compared with the previous month, but up slightly from the rate reported a year ago. SENT: 130 words.
BLACK FAMILY REUNION
CINCINNATI — A yearly event that aims to promote the strengths, traditions, values and coping skills of black families is kicking off in southwest Ohio. SENT: 270 words.
LUCKY CAT MUSEUM
CINCINNATI — A woman who has collected more than 1,000 Japanese cat figurines over the last dozen years is welcoming visitors to see them for free at the Lucky Cat Museum in Cincinnati. By Carol Motsinger, The Cincinnati Enquirer. A member exchange. SENT: 1,170 words. AP Photos.
— GOP CONVENTION ARRESTS: Two men suspected of hitting police officers during a protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges.
— MOM ATTACKED-DAUGHTERS: A northeast Ohio woman is heading to prison after authorities say she and her sister tried to strangle their mother with computer cables on Thanksgiving.
— FATAL BUGGY CRASH: A man has pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash involving a horse-drawn buggy that left one woman dead and her daughter seriously injured in northeast Ohio.
— DRUG DEATHS-OHIO: Prosecutors in Cleveland say federal charges have been brought against five men accused of selling heroin or fentanyl that led to five overdoses, including three that were fatal.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-OHIO-TRUMP: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will return to northeast Ohio for a rally Monday.
— NATIVE AMERICAN REMAINS-SENTENCE: An Ohio man has received three years of probation after admitting he purchased remains of eight Native Americans reportedly stolen from a farm.
— RIG COUNT: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 491.
— BANK ACQUISITION: United Bankshares Inc. is expanding its footprint in the Mid-Atlantic region with the acquisition of Cardinal Financial Corp. in a deal valued at $912 million.
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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.