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 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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SARASOTA, Fla. — A candidate for the Florida Legislature is being accused of lying about graduating from college in Ohio and then producing a fake diploma after a website questioned her about it. SENT: 300 words.


WELLINGTON — A coalition opposed to the sale of Confederate flags at a county fair in northeast Ohio has posted billboards objecting to the sales. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 270 words by 2:30 p.m.


CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Indians fan who missed a game after she was hit by a train 52 years ago had the chance to see the team play this season after the Indians honored the tickets she had saved from 1966. By Marc Bona. SENT: 1,000 words. An AP Member Exchange. Mandatory member credit.


— MOBILE HOME PARK-FATAL SHOOTING: A sheriff's office says a man was found shot at a mobile home park in Ohio and has died.

— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities have identified a man they say was fatally shot by police after he emerged from a hotel room in Ohio's capital city and fired shots at officers.

— SHOOTING-FOUR INJURED: Police say a fight broke out a party and two children and two adults in the area were shot and injured in Ohio's capital city.

— COLUMBUS ORCHESTRA-CONTRACT: The Columbus Symphony has announced a new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month.


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