Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Ohio. Questions about today’s coverage plans should be directed to Deb Martin, news editor, at (800) 762-4841 or (614) 885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NAVY VETS-SCAM CHARGES
CLEVELAND — Defense begins its case in trial of man charged in $100 million fraud investigation of a Navy veterans charity. By Thomas J. Sheeran. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 11 a.m.
PORT HURON, Mich. — An Ohio boxer whose blood from a fight led to bank robbery charges is returning to a Michigan court for his sentence. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: update from 3 p.m. hearing.
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DAYTON — Seizures of marijuana plants during summer eradication efforts in Ohio were down this year as the illegal plants become harder to find, authorities said. SENT: 350 words.
BOARD FIGHTS DOGS
FAIRFIELD — A woman has a few more months to decide which five of her seven dogs she must give up after a suburban zoning board found she was in violation of a two-dog rule. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 380 words by 11 a.m., photo planned.
— SLEEPOVER FIRE — CLEVELAND — Opening arguments are expected in the retrial of a man charged in a 2005 Cleveland fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover. Will be updated.
— DOUGHBOY RETURNS — LAKEMORE — A damaged and discarded statue of a World War I soldier is again standing guard over a memorial park in a northeast Ohio village — thanks to the efforts of some local veterans.
— POLICE SHOOTING — WESTERVILLE — Authorities say a driver fatally shot by a central Ohio police officer was an ex-convict who was holding a gun as the officer approached his car during a traffic stop.
— INTRUDER BEATEN — BUCHTEL — Authorities in southeastern Ohio say an 83-year-old woman drove an intruder out of her house by beating him repeatedly with her cane.
— ORMET LAYOFFS-ONLINE CAMPAIGN — HANNIBAL — A labor union seeking the reopening of Ormet Corp.’s aluminum smelter in eastern Ohio is launching a multimedia campaign aimed at Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
— VA WOMENS CLINIC — COLUMBUS — A Department of Veterans Affairs health care center is marking the expansion of its women’s clinic to meet the needs of the growing number of women enrolling in VA health care.
— STABBING DEATH — CINCINNATI — Police in Cincinnati say a man fatally stabbed another man, covered him with a sheet and kept him in his apartment for nine days until neighbors complained of the foul odor.
— WHEELCHAIR STOLEN — CLEVELAND — Police and others in Cleveland are working together to find a 9-year-old boy’s wheelchair that was stolen from the family’s van over the weekend.
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