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 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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COLUMBUS — Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photo.


— FATAL SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Police say a shooting in Cleveland has killed one man and injured three others.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities in western Ohio say a person has died in a single-vehicle crash.

— CITY SCRAPPER THEFTS: Cincinnati city officials says thieves are ripping manhole covers and storm water grates out of the ground to sell for scrap metal.

— KINGS ISLAND-TEACHERS: An amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to teachers for the last weekend in August to celebrate the beginning of the school year.




COLUMBUS — No. 5 Ohio State's returning receivers are embracing the challenge to reach "elite" status. Coach Urban Meyer said during spring practice that this group wasn't there yet. With a new, pro-style quarterback and all six of last year's leading pass-catchers returning in 2018, all the ingredients are there for some in the group to break out. The Buckeyes open the season Sept. 1 at home against Oregon State. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 57O words, photos by 4 p.m.


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