- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

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 dmartin@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 the state news digests will keep you up to date.

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

UPCOMING:

ASTON VILLA-SALE

Former Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner puts Aston Villa up for sale after eight years in control of the English Premier League soccer club, saying he was drained by the “week-in, week-out battles.” By Steve Douglas. SENT: 340 words, photos.

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PRISON POPULATION-OHIO

COLUMBUS - State officials said Ohio’s prison population is expected to keep rising, despite recent legislative efforts to tamp it down. SENT: 290 words.

ROAMING BEAR-YOUNGSTOWN

YOUNGSTOWN - Wildlife officials are hopeful a young black bear that took a Mother’s Day stroll near downtown Youngstown is back in the woods. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon, pursuing photo.

CARRYING BROTHER-CEREBRAL PALSY

TEMPERANCE, Mich. - A 14-year-old Michigan boy plans to carry his 7-year-old brother 40 miles over two days to heighten public awareness of cerebral palsy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

BRIEFS SENT:

- YOUNGSTOWN STATE PRESIDENT-TRESSEL - YOUNGSTOWN - Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is expected to be introduced as the 9th president of Youngstown State University, where he started his college coaching career. With AP Photo.

- BODY IN DITCH - GENEVA - The coroner in a northeast Ohio county says a body was found in a roadside ditch over the weekend.

- COLUMBUS EXPLOSION - COLUMBUS - Firefighters are still trying to figure out why a vacant home exploded on the east side of Columbus, injuring a man who happened to be nearby.

- WINTER ASSISTANCE-HEATING BILLS - COLUMBUS - A utility assistance program has extended the deadline for AEP Ohio customers to apply for financial help to pay this winter’s high heating bills.

- DRUG DEATHS-OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE - ELYRIA - Health officials in a northeast Ohio city are giving away the drug naloxone to be administered to people who overdose on heroin or painkillers.

- CARRYING BROTHER-CEREBRAL PALSY - TEMPERANCE, Mich. - A 14-year-old Michigan boy plans to carry his 7-year-old brother 40 miles over two days to heighten public awareness of cerebral palsy.

- GAS PRICES-OHIO - COLUMBUS - Prices at the gas pump in Ohio are slightly higher than a week ago.

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