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. Ann Sanner is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MASON — A suspect is in custody in a shooting at an Ohio apartment complex that left a sheriff’s deputy and another person wounded, officials said early Friday. The suspect in the shooting, 19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui, was captured at about 5 a.m. by authorities not far from the apartment complex in after a seven-hour manhunt. SENT: 250 words, photos. Updates planned after 10 a.m. news conference.
DEPUTY SHOT-OHIO-THE LATEST: The Latest on an shooting at an Ohio apartment complex that left two people shot, including a sheriff’s deputy:
CORRUPTION PROBE-VA OFFICIAL
CLEVELAND — The former longtime director of Cleveland’s Veterans Administration Hospital is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Akron for accepting bribes from a company to which he provided inside information on VA construction projects. William Montague was also implicated in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 400 words, developing from 2 p.m. sentencing.
COLUMBUS — The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Ohio police officer is set for arraignment on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence. SENT: 130 words, with UPCOMING: 130-word update from 9:30 a.m. court appearance.
— TRIPLE FATAL-OHIO: Authorities say an Ohio rapper had a blood alcohol content of more than 2 ½ times the legal limit when he drove the wrong way and crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing himself and a couple in another car.
— HUMAN TRAFFICKING-MOTHER CHARGED: An Ohio woman has admitted to repeatedly trafficking her 11-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for heroin.
— EMBEZZLEMENT SUSPECT-HIKER: A federal judge is considering a tougher sentence than guidelines call for in the case of a Kentucky accountant who embezzled $8.7 million before hiking the Appalachian Trail for six years as a fugitive.
— HEROIN OVERDOSE-JAIL: A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide illegal drugs to a woman who fatally overdosed while in a northern Kentucky jail last year.
— FATAL SHOOTINGS AT HOME: A grand jury has cleared three Ohio police officers who fatally shot a man after he killed a couple and their 7-year-old son.
— BEATING DEATH-GIRLFRIEND: A Cleveland man has been sentenced to life in prison for hitting his girlfriend so hard that it led to her death.
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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.