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 [email protected] 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 protected]
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OHIO HOLIDAY SHOPPING
CINCINNATI — With Black Friday approaching, an annual forecast assesses the holiday sales outlook for Ohio retailers. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m., photo planned.
— OHIO SHERIFF-DRUG CHARGES: A suspended Ohio sheriff who denied stealing prescription drugs and misusing office funds will have his next court appearance delayed another day, until Tuesday, as observers wait to see whether he'll change his not-guilty plea.
— COLLEGE EMPLOYEE'S HOME VANDALIZED: Police say someone vandalized the home of a faculty member at Oberlin College and left what appeared to be an anti-Semitic note, and the case is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices in Ohio are up to begin what's expected to be a busy period of travel around the Thanksgiving holiday.
— DRUGGED DRIVING-OHIO: Ohio plans to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season to warn drivers about the growing problem of drugged driving.
— XGR--OLYMPIC MEDALIST-DESIGNATION: The only man to win Olympic medals in both sprinting and hurdles would have a day named in his honor under a bill in Ohio.
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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.