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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
OHIO AUDITOR-FISCAL TOOL
COLUMBUS — A tool designed to help Ohio’s 247 cities and 88 counties better assess their financial health and make sound budget decisions is ready to go live. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.
POLICE DOG BITES-VIDEO
AKRON — Ohio’s State Highway Patrol says a passenger accused of ignoring troopers’ orders after a traffic stop was treated for bites from a police dog sent to clamp onto his leg as he broadcast Facebook video of the encounter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.
— COP SHOOTS SUSPECT-LAWSUIT: A federal lawsuit alleges excessive force in a nonfatal shooting by a Cleveland police detective later charged with having drugs, and case records raise questions about whether the wounded drug suspect pulled a gun as police originally stated.
— ATTORNEY GENERAL’S RACE-OHIO: State Auditor Dave Yost is running for attorney general next year.
— BF GOODRICH SMOKESTACKS: Officials in Akron plan to downsize one of the Ohio city’s iconic B.F. Goodrich smokestacks by 100 feet due to growing safety concerns.
— BOB EVANS-RESTAURANTS: Bob Evans is selling its restaurants to a private equity firm for $565 million, splitting that part of the company from the food division that makes sausage, refrigerated side dishes and other convenience foods.
— BUGGY COLLISION-DEATH: A 74-year-old Ohio woman succumbed to injuries that she sustained in a collision with a horse-drawn buggy last week just outside of Canton.
— NATURAL GAS BUSES-CLEVELAND: Budget issues for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority have halted the RTA’s plans to upgrade the Triskett bus garage in Cleveland to handle compressed natural gas buses.
— FAIRGROUNDS SALE: A southwestern Ohio county has agreed to give a university and a health care network $2 million if they buy the county’s fairgrounds and redevelop an historic roundhouse.
If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-836-9477.
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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