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 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

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State trustees are set to discuss the future of football coach Urban Meyer. The board will meet in private to decide whether the superstar coach should be punished for the way he handled domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 150 words, photo. UPCOMING: 130-word update from meeting scheduled for 9 a.m., then 500 words by 11 a.m. Also moving on sports wires.


CLEVELAND — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to discuss the country's opioid epidemic in Cleveland. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words from event scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m., then 350 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos planned.


— FOUNDRY EXPLOSION: Fire officials in central Ohio say five workers have been injured in a foundry explosion. With video.

— TRUMP-KASICH: Ohio Gov. John Kasich is skipping a Republican Party fundraiser Friday where President Donald Trump is the headliner.

— WEST NILE-OHIO: The state has reported Ohio's first West Nile virus cases in horses this year.

— REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A man accused of running over and killing another man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has had his bond set at $2 million.




CINCINNATI — Bills fans flooded Andy Dalton's foundation with donations after his touchdown pass helped Buffalo make the playoffs last season, ending a 17-year drought. Dalton and his foundation will give back to Buffalo this weekend when the Bengals visit for a preseason game. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


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