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 APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Deb Martin, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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CLEVELAND — A jury will decide the fate of a man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags in northeast Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from jury deliberations resuming Thursday.
CINCINNATI — Ohio Democratic Party officials are happy for businessman Donald Trump — happy that he will be at the top of the Republican ticket in the swing state this fall. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 300 words developing from 10 a.m. news conference. AP Photo planned
— DRUG INVESTIGATIONS-CORRUPTION: A longtime Ohio policeman accused of conspiring with another officer to falsely obtain search warrants and keep up to $250,000 in cash and property seized in drug investigations has pleaded guilty to federal charges under an agreement with prosecutors.
— METH TRAFFICKING-CHARGES: Federal authorities say a California man accused of bringing more than 10,000 doses of methamphetamine into the Cleveland area has been charged with trafficking in the drug.
— PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL — More than 700 Ohio peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1823 are being honored at a ceremony in western Ohio.
— CLEVELAND GANG-TEENS: Eleven teenage boys suspected of involvement with a street gang that randomly attacked and robbed people in Cleveland and its suburbs have been charged with more than 150 counts in all.
— INDIANS FAN-LAWSUIT: Ohio’s high court says a New York man who was hit by a foul ball at a baseball game and blinded in one eye can seek damages from the Cleveland Indians.
— FATAL CRASH-DRIVER HIGH: A driver who was high on marijuana when he caused a head-on collision that killed a woman and her daughter and injured two others has been sentenced to serve two decades in prison.
— LAKE ERIE FUNDING: The federal government is handing out over $3 million to help Lake Erie.
— FIREFIGHTER KILLED: Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a crash that killed a Cincinnati firefighter on his way to work last weekend.
— PET BOBCAT-SUPREME COURT: The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a legal fight over whether the owner of a 26-pound domesticated, declawed bobcat is subject to the state’s tightened laws on owning dangerous wild animals.
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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.