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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would cut Ohio’s Amtrak passenger train service if it passes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.
— REDUCING JAIL BOOKINGS: An effort to ease jail overcrowding in one northeastern Ohio county is drawing concern from police chiefs, who are wary of not immediately jailing people charged with nonviolent, low-level felonies.
— LIQUOR INVENTORY-OHIO: Ohio plans to update the relatively new computer system it uses to track liquor sales and distribution, amid complaints from retailers that the current system has been plagued by problems in its first two years.
— DOOLITTLE RAIDERS-75TH: Seventeen World War II B-25 bombers will fly over the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio next month to mark the 75th anniversary of an air raid by the United States on Japan.
— COUNTY GETS GROCERY STORE: A groundbreaking is set for a supermarket in a southern Ohio county that hasn’t had a grocery store for three years.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Ohio drivers are seeing slightly higher fuel prices at the official start of spring.
— BBN–REDS-OPENING DAY PARADE: A member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame will serve as grand marshal of the Reds’ Opening Day parade.
— TOYOTA EDUCATION CENTER: Toyota says it is donating a facility on its northern Kentucky campus for an education center.
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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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