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. Kantele Franko 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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BACK TO SCHOOL-QUICKER LAW DEGREE
BEXLEY — Aja Miyamoto strolls into social functions now at the Capital University Law School like she’s one of the club. As a matter of fact, though Miyamoto is still a 19-year-old sophomore, she is. Through a special program, Miyamoto will earn both her bachelor’s and law degrees in a combined six years, rather than the usual seven. During the fourth year of her undergraduate education, she’ll take first-year law school courses designed to count toward both degrees, allowing her to trim a year — and an estimated roughly $30,000 — off the two-degree sequence. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photo.
HEROIN OVERDOSES-SUDDEN SPIKES
CINCINNATI — Officials in several states, including Ohio, are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths. SENT: 570 words.
HEROIN OVERDOSES-SUDDEN SPIKES-THE LATEST.
AKRON — Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee’s tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration, but he adds that he doesn’t want to families separated. It has been 30 years since the country embarked on an immigration overhaul, and the ambivalence of voters like Green is one reason why. By Nicholas Riccardi and Bill Barrow. SENT: 850 words.
EAST CLEVELAND MERGER
CLEVELAND — The head of Cleveland’s City Council is rejecting a merger proposal coming from the city council in one of Ohio’s poorest cities, saying the bid has too many conditions including one that would keep all current East Cleveland council members employed. SENT: 270 words.
EXCHANGE-AUCTION IN MEMORIAM
MANSFIELD — Walker Ramsay couldn’t make it to the Richland County fair this year, but his spirit was alive and well during the Aug. 13 livestock auction. The 17-year-old Crestview Future Farmers of America member had been raising a hog for the fair before he died unexpectedly of a seizure in his sleep May 29. By Courtney Day. Mansfield News Journal. SENT: 400 words, photo.
— SEVERE WEATHER: The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down in one western Ohio county during a storm that moved across Indiana and Ohio.
— STATE TROOPERS CONTRACT: Ohio troopers would get raises for the first time since 2008 under a new contract that has been approved by their union and awaits review by a panel that oversees state spending.
— OFFICER DRAGGED-TRAFFIC STOP: A 29-year-old northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to seven years behind bars after he admitted dragging an officer for two blocks while fleeing a traffic stop.
— GUN REGISTRY-CLEVELAND: A judge has upheld a law that requires Cleveland residents newly convicted of gun offenses to register with the police department, though a few provisions were knocked down in the ruling issued this week.
— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OHIO MORATORIUM: An Ohio city is pushing forward with a medical marijuana moratorium ahead of the state’s forthcoming medical marijuana program.
— EX OSU PLAYER-EXTORTION: A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers.
— TEAM FORFEITS-SUSPENSIONS: A high school near Cleveland is forfeiting its football season opener after suspending several players.
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