Hello! 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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@ap.org.

Hello! 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. Mitch Stacy is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmartin@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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TOP STORIES:

EXECUTION DRUGS-SHORTAGE

COLUMBUS Ohio's decision to delay executions another full year while it hunts for lethal injection drugs underscores the ongoing dilemma faced by the remaining death penalty states: continued support for capital punishment without a legal means to carry it out. The drug shortage represents the worst crisis for backers of the death penalty since the Supreme Court temporarily banned executions more than 40 years ago, but has opponents hoping to build momentum for permanent abolition. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

OHIO GRAND JURIES-Q&A

CLEVELAND A look at how grand juries in Ohio operate as county prosecutors in Cleveland prepare to present evidence to a grand jury about whether two Cleveland police officers should be charged criminally in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 640 words

AROUND THE STATE:

GOP 2016-JUGGLING JOBS

COLUMBUS As Republican Gov. John Kasich travels the country in a quest for the presidency, his people back home want Ohioans to know that he's still focused on his day job. As his spokesman put it: "his cellphone works just as well in Cincinnati, Iowa, as it works in Cincinnati, Ohio." But is he just phoning it in? That's a question every officeholder running for the presidency faces. By Ann Sanner and Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 840 words, photos.

STATE SCHOOL BOARD-INVESTIGATION REQUEST

COLUMBUS Two state school board members want a new vote on a request for an independent investigation of Ohio's charter school oversight office that they say was improperly blocked. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from afternoon meeting, then 300 words.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR-FUTURE PLANS

COLUMBUS Republican Mary Taylor, lieutenant governor to presidential contender John Kasich, forms a nonprofit committee that could support a run for Kasich's job in 2018. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2 p.m., photo.

DAYTON-PIERRE LAWSUIT

CINCINNATI A federal judge rejects a star University of Dayton basketball player's request for reinstatement to the school after his suspension linked to a sexual assault accusation. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 385 words, photo.

COLLEGES-SEXUAL ASSAULT

COLUMBUS Public and private colleges in Ohio announce a plan to combat sexual assault on campuses. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130-word update from news conference scheduled for 1:30 p.m., developed on merits.

IN BRIEF:

OHIO RIVER ALGAE: West Virginia public health officials have lifted an advisory warning of potential risks associated with an algae bloom in the Ohio River and some of its tributaries.

CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY: Police have arrested a protester calling for justice for a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was fatally shot last year by a white police officer.

EARNS-FIFTH THIRD BANCORP Fifth Third Bancorp on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $381 million.

DEATH ROW-INMATE DIES: A condemned Ohio killer who shot a confidential informant and taunted him as he bled to death has died of natural causes.

ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY: Victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes could have their address shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

JUVENILE JUDGE CONVICTED: The second trial of a suspended juvenile court judge convicted last year of unlawful interest in a public contract is set for next year in southwest Ohio.

HEROIN BUST-CANTON: Federal prosecutors say 18 people have been indicted for their roles in an alleged conspiracy that brought large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine from Chicago to Canton in northeast Ohio

BOY DIES-FATHER CHARGED: An Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility for parole for 15 years in the fatal beating of his 5-year-old son earlier this year.

STUDENT SLAIN: A northwest Ohio man accused of shooting his friend to death has entered an Alford plea to involuntary manslaughter.

SCHOOL THREATS-ARRESTS: A bomb threat while investigators were at a western Ohio high school after an earlier threat has resulted in two students being arrested.

CITING UNDERAGE SMOKERS: A suburb of Ohio's capital has approved a revised ordinance that bans the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products by anyone younger than 21.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.