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 APColumbus@ap.org. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OHIO GOVERNOR’S RACE
COLUMBUS — The only female in the Democratic primary for governor lands the support of the nation’s premier fundraising group for women in politics. EMILY’s List is supporting former state Rep. Connie Pillich. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 350 words.
COLUMBUS — Backers of competing proposals aimed at changing how Ohio draws congressional districts have agreed on a single constitutional amendment to put before voters. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
CINCINNATI — Coming off what a health official calls “a very, very bad year,” a coalition of government, law enforcement and private agencies and officials in the Cincinnati area plans to provide an update on its efforts in the opioid epidemic. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 2 p.m. news conference, 250 words by 4 p.m., photos.
— REMAINS FOUND-CHILD SEARCH: A medical examiner hasn’t been able to determine what caused the death of a 5-year-old boy who was found buried in the backyard of his Cleveland home.
— DEATH PENALTY OVERTURNED: A federal appeals court throws out a death sentence for a man convicted in the rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy.
— FOOTBALL PLAYER-FATAL HOUSE FIRE: Seattle Seahawks player Frank Clark confirms his father and three other relatives died in a Cleveland house fire.
— COLLEGE STUDENT-RAPE CHARGE: A former Ohio college student charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and capturing it on video is sentenced to five years in prison.
— OFF-DUTY OFFICER SHOOTS TEEN: Police say an off-duty officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old suspect who pointed a gun at him after a robbery at a southwestern Ohio gas station.
— KASICH-STATE OF OHIO: Gov. John Kasich’s office will have an online lottery for Ohioans seeking tickets to his final State of the State speech in suburban Columbus.
— TRAVEL-LONELY PLANET-BEST US: Lonely Planet, the travel guidebook company, put California’s Redwood Coast No. 1 on its top 10 list of U.S. destination for 2018, and Cincinnati also makes the list.
— FOSTER CARE-YOUNG ADULTS: Ohio launches a program to help young adults who age out of the foster care system make the transition to living independently.
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