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 [email protected] 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 protected]
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BLACK FAMILY REUNION
CINCINNATI — A yearly event that aims to promote the strengths, traditions, values and coping skills of black families is about to kick off in southwest Ohio. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then 250 words by 1 p.m.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame says it will refund fans for tickets and hotel stays after canceling its annual preseason game this month because of poor field conditions. By John Seewer. SENT: 300 words. Also moving on some sports wires.
ODD-NAKED TRUMP STATUE
NEW YORK — It's Donald Trump like he's never been seen before. Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee have been put up in several cities, including Cleveland. They're the brainchild of an activist collective that says it's vehemently against a Trump presidency. SENT: 340 words, photos.
TOLEDO — More than 200 eastern hellbenders will be released into Ohio streams in an ongoing effort to offset a decline in the endangered aquatic salamander. SENT: 280 words. Pursuing AP photos.
America's oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center — can remember the economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton ran for president. As part of its Divided America series, The Associated Press interviews millennial voters in five states, including Ohio, where that generation could have an outsized influence on Election Day. By Gillian Flaccus, Tamara Lush and Martha Irvine. AP Photos. FOR RELEASE MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT. An abridged version also is moving in advance.
— HANDCUFFED WOMAN STRUCK: A Cleveland police detective accused of striking a handcuffed woman in the face after she spat at officers has been placed on administrative duty.
— TODDLER DEATH-MOTHER CHARGED: The mother of a 4-year-old girl who died days after being found unresponsive in the bathroom of their Cincinnati home has been ordered held without bond as she faces charges including aggravated murder.
— SENATE 2016-OHIO-PORTMAN: Republican Sen. Rob Portman is calling Ohio Gov. John Kasich the most effective surrogate he has for beating Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland.
— GOLF GREAT-THEFT: The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford have been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for stealing from his estate.
— AMUSEMENT PARK PLANS: Ohio's two big amusement parks, Cedar Point and Kings Island, are mixing a little surf and snow into their plans for the coming year.
— ATHLETES-LAWSUIT — An appellate court in Cincinnati has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 10 former college athletes who said television networks and college conferences profited from their names and likenesses without permission.
— GUN SHOP-FATAL: A firearms instructor and his daughter have pleaded not guilty to charges in the fatal shooting of a southwest Ohio gun store owner during a concealed carry class.
— DRUGS AND GUNS-PLEA: Another man accused of crimes committed as a member of a violent central Ohio gang has entered a guilty plea.
— POLICE OFFICER HELPS BOY: An Ohio police officer who bought a meal for a 7-year-old boy who authorities say was trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food says he's surprised by all the praise he's received. With photo.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-AMERICAN LEGION: Both major-party presidential candidates are scheduled to speak to The American Legion convention in Cincinnati that begins Aug. 26.
— SEVERE WEATHER-OHIO: The National Weather Service confirms a weak tornado passed through southwest Ohio.
— PEOPLE-TRAVOLTA-GOTTI MOVIE: A biopic about late mob boss John Gotti starring John Travolta is filming in southwest Ohio.
— DAYTON VIOLENCE: Two late-night shootings in Dayton have left three people seriously injured.
— FATAL SHOOTING-SENTENCING: Authorities say an Ohio man has been sentenced for fatally shooting a New York City resident during a drug-related dispute in Buffalo two years ago.
— STATE VEHICLE AUCTION: The state of Ohio is planning to auction off nearly 300 surplus vehicles this weekend in Columbus.
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