Good evening. 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 Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins is on the desk and can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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CINCINNATI — The shooter who killed three people in a Cincinnati office high-rise once acted disoriented after being fired four years ago in South Carolina and he filed a recent lawsuit that a judge in June said "borders on delusional." By Angie Wang and John Seewer. SENT: 750 words, photos. With AP Video.


COLUMBUS — Ohio State University asked a judge on Friday to dismiss three federal lawsuits filed by former students alleging sexual misconduct by a team doctor. SENT: 250 words.



— MISSING WIFE-GRACELAND — Police say the body of an Ohio woman who was killed by her husband might have wound up in a Kentucky landfill.

— LAKE ERIE WIND FARM — The developer of a wind farm on Lake Erie says an Ohio state board's proposed restrictions on its operation are jeopardizing the project.

— OHIO GOVERNOR'S RACE — The major-party candidates for Ohio governor will debate three times this fall.

— DOCTOR SLAIN-DNA: A state appeals court has issued another setback to a former Ohio police officer who's seeking a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife.

— TEACHER SUSPENDED-QUIZ: A high school teacher in Ohio has been suspended after she gave a quiz on ethical dilemmas that included questions about sex and violent behavior.

— SUNBATHER KILLED: Police in suburban Cincinnati say a woman who was accidentally run over by a vehicle while she tanned in a parking lot has died.




BEREA — Months ago, Desmond Harrison was confident he'd replace Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. The Browns only realized it in the past few days. By Tom Withers. SENT: 730 words.


TORONTO — Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro spent more than two decades working for the Cleveland Indians. He'll "shed no tears" when the Chief Wahoo logo disappears from Indians uniforms next season. SENT: 400 words.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer's absence didn't make much difference last week, with Ohio State scoring 77 points and rolling over out-manned Oregon State. It probably won't this week, either. The No. 4 Buckeyes' superstar coach also will miss Saturday's clash with Rutgers at Ohio Stadium while serving the second of a three-game suspension. Meanwhile, Ohio State is a five-touchdown favorite. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 690 words.


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