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 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 — A gunman opened fire "shooting innocent victims" Thursday morning in an office building in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said. By Angie Wang and Dan Sewell. SENT: 440 words, photos. Will be updated. With AP Video.


GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Two teenage siblings were shot and killed by their mother's boyfriend at a Cleveland-area home, police said Thursday. SENT: 250 words.


JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out this year in states including Ohio. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,000 words.


__ SLEEPING STUDENT-TASER: Police in northeast Ohio have placed a Smithville school resource officer on unpaid leave for activating a Taser to wake up a sleeping student.

__ WOMAN KILLED-STALKING: A man accused of killing a southwest Ohio woman after stalking her for months is being held in Hamilton on bond that's been doubled to $4 million.

__ OPIOID CRISIS-OHIO: The coroner for the county that includes Ohio's capital city of Columbus is warning of a spike in overdose deaths and encouraging friends and family members of addicts to obtain an overdose antidote

— STORM SEWER TUNNEL: A massive Ohio sewer overflow tunnel project is coming to an end in Akron.


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