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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — Donald Trump is going to try to show a more sensitive side Thursday, meeting with victims of last week’s Ohio State University attack, before taking his “thank you” road show to three more states that supported him in the election. In visiting Columbus, Trump is taking on a grim task that President Barack Obama has faced numerous times over the last eight years: consoling the survivors after an attack of mass violence. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 730 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated from anticipated afternoon appearance in Columbus.
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COLUMBUS — Bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and permit concealed weapons in more places are up for consideration by the full Ohio House as lawmakers are wrapping up their two-year session. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Developing from legislative sessions set for 10 a.m. in the House and 11 a.m. in the Senate.
— SIBLING SHOOTING DEATH: Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in northwest Ohio, and his 14-year-old sister has been arrested as the subject of the murder investigation.
— POLICE KILLING-UAE CITIZEN: A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is reporting that Abu Dhabi investigators are heading to the U.S. after police in Ohio shot dead an Emirati.
— DAYTON FOOTBALL-HAZING LAWSUIT: A new lawsuit claims the University of Dayton covered up allegations of hazing connected to the school’s football team by ensuring that a UD police investigation never reached local officials.
— KNIFE AT SCHOOL: Police say an Ohio teenager accused of threatening a classmate with a knife at school denied that allegation and said he carries the blade for protection because of the prevalence of school shootings.
— SCHOOL CLOSED-SICKNESS OUTBREAK: A Clark County elementary/middle school will close after more than 100 students and some faculty members were out sick following a suspected norovirus outbreak.
— JUDICIAL DIRECTOR-APPOINTMENT: Ohio’s judicial advocacy group has appointed a retiring state Supreme Court justice as its next executive director.
— SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: Investigators hope a forensic facial reconstruction will help identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May.
— DEER-GUN SEASON-OHIO: The state says hunters harvested nearly 67,000 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s weeklong deer-gun hunting season.
— ROGAINE THEFT RING: Ohio officials say a Florida man has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution for his role in a theft ring that stole the hair growth product Rogaine and other over-the-counter drugs.
— FORMER MAYOR SENTENCED: The former mayor of an eastern Ohio village has been sentenced to seven months in corrections facilities after being convicted of charges including insurance fraud and theft in office.
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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.
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