Good afternoon. 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. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-PAID SICK LEAVE

NEW YORK — Rod Holmes opted for simplicity when Chicago's paid sick leave law took effect. He wanted to avoid the headache of calculating how much sick time staffers at his digital marketing company earned for the time they worked, and there was the question of what do about his employees in Cincinnati. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 850 words, photos.

KROGER-DELIVERY

NEW YORK — Cincinnati-based Kroger is introducing online delivery as customer convenience becomes an increasingly crucial element to gain loyalty in a hyper-competitive atmosphere. SENT 250 words, photos.

DOG SAVER-CHARGE

PARMA — An Ohio man who says he broke a window to rescue two dogs locked in a hot car has been given a citation charging him with criminal damaging. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 320 words by 5 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— TRUMP-OHIO: President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress.

— POLICE SHOOTING-SETTLEMENT: Cleveland will pay $500,000 to the family of a man fatally shot by police in 2010 when he quickly raised his hand inside a dimly lit basement.

— FATAL SHOOTING: Cincinnati police say a shooting has left one person dead and injured another.

— FALL-WORKER DIES: Officials say a man working to take down a tower at a former manufacturing site in southwestern Ohio has fallen and died.

— OPIOID CRISIS-USE DOWN: Ohio's largest Medicaid plan says the amount of opioids prescribed to its members has decreased 40 percent over the past 18 months.

— URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE: The president and CEO of the National Urban League says the organization's annual conference will focus on making the digital revolution as inclusive as possible.

— SPECIAL ELECTIONS-OHIO: Ohio election officials say voters only have a few days left to request an absentee ballot for next week's special elections.

— ASHLAND INC MOVES: A specialty chemicals company and Kentucky mainstay has announced it will move its corporate headquarters to Delaware.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-MIXON'S ASCENT

CINCINNATI — Running back Joe Mixon won't have to share time with Jeremy Hill in his second season. Mixon is the Bengals' primary back — complemented by Giovani Bernard — and he's looking to make much more of an impact. By Joe Kay. 600 words by 6 p.m.

FBN--HALL OF FAME GAME

CANTON — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, two of the NFL's greatest linebackers, enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. When their teams meet in Thursday night's preseason opener, the game could very well honor them by being a defensive battle. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 820 words, photos.

FBN--HALL OF FAME-KRAMER

Jerry Kramer has basked in the attention on his key block on the winning play in the Ice Bowl for more than half a century. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, photos.

FBN--HALL OF FAME-URLACHER

The bar was set high for Brian Urlacher when he joined the Chicago Bears as a first-round middle linebacker back in 2000. Few teams are as closely identified with one position as the Bears are at middle linebacker with players like Bill George, Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary personifying the Monsters of the Midway on the way to Hall of Fame careers. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 900 words, photos.

FBO--CFL-MANZIEL

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team.The Montreal Alouettes announced that the one-time Cleveland Brown will be their starter Friday night when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. SENT: 660 words, photos.

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