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 John Seewer is on the desk Thursday and can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati police officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old black girl accused of shoplifting told her that actions like hers hurts the "community," according to body camera footage of the arrest. About 350 words.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's supply of the popular Honeycrisp apple is in danger, thanks to this summer's combination of heavy rain and excessive heat, which is also leading to school closures. SENT: 350 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy, from Harlem's Fashion Row. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 720 words.


A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 560 words.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The political battle over redistricting is underway in this year's elections, even though the task of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts is still three years away. By David A. Lieb. About 1,000 words.



— CLERGY ABUSE-LIST: — The head of a Roman Catholic diocese in Youngstown says it will publish the names of priests who have been removed due to sexual abuse.

— PRISONS-MAIL HELD: The New Hampshire Department of Corrections has resumed mail delivery to prison inmates with new safety equipment in place following concern about sick inmates and staff elsewhere.

— OBAMA-OHIO: Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Ohio Democrats at a rally in Cleveland next week.

— TUITION BREAK FOR SERVICE: An Ohio college in Columbus is offering a 50 percent tuition break for undergraduates whose families work in "mission-centered" nonprofit and public-service jobs.

— ICELAND-CLEVELAND: Two Icelandic air carriers have cancelled their winter flights from Cleveland. reports Icelandair's service between Cleveland and Iceland will end Oct. 31 and start again on Mar. 22.

— COLUMBUS LIBRARY-KING: The Columbus Metropolitan Library says the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s son will dedicate a new branch library named for his father.




BEREA, Ohio— Myles Garrett has shredded Ben Roethlisberger. It's time to tear up the real Big Ben. If he can get his hands on him. By Tom Withers. SENT: 880 words.

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CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton has a reserved parking space near to the players' entrance at Paul Brown Stadium this year. The leisurely walk reminds him that he's no longer an up-and-comer. By Joe Kay. SENT: 720 words.


LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos says he is doing all he can to find a 12th regular-season game for the Cornhuskers. Moos on Wednesday commented for the first time since the opener against Akron was called off because of inclement weather Saturday. SENT: 240 words.

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