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. 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 awelsh@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES

PRISON DOG DEATH

COLUMBUS — The Ohio prison system has "zero tolerance" for animal abuse following a report that a dog died a violent death after it had been placed in a program that pairs inmates with foster dogs, a prisons spokeswoman said Tuesday. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. About 350 words.

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BRIEFS:

— HOT WEATHER-OHIO: The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals.

— CLEVELAND-HOUSING MARKET: A report says that ten years after the financial crisis a two-tiered housing market still exists in Cleveland, one of the hardest hit cities.

— BODY CAMERAS-TOLEDO: Toledo police have selected a new company to provide body cameras after technical problems with previous cameras led to their return.

— HS FOOTBALL RIVALRY-MURAL: A new mural in Canton is highlighting one of Ohio's longtime high school football rivalries.

— PRIDE CROSSWALK-CINCINNATI: Cincinnati officials have unveiled a new rainbow-painted crosswalk in honor of the city's LGBTQ community.

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