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. Kantele Franko is on the desk, followed by Lisa Cornwell. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PAINESVILLE — A purported psychic reader who Ohio prosecutors say ran a scam bilking a dozen people out of more than $1 million in cash and valuables to protect them from dark forces has been sentenced to 8 years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.
CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago is scheduled to sentence the former head of the nation’s third-largest school district, who previously held top education jobs in Cleveland and Detroit, for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 440 words, photo. UPCOMING: 130-word update from 2 p.m. sentencing, then 400 words by 6 p.m.
— GUN REGISTRY-CLEVELAND: An appeals court says Cleveland’s registry of people who have committed crimes with guns is invalid because it conflicts with state law.
— FATAL FIRE-WOMAN CHARGED: An Ohio woman charged with murder and aggravated arson in a fire that killed her roommate has been ordered held on $1 million bond.
— STOLEN FIRE UNION FUNDS: A treasurer accused of stealing more than $600,000 from his northeast Ohio firefighters union has been indicted on felony charges, including aggravated theft.
— BABY’S DEATH-INVESTIGATION: Toledo authorities say the death of a 6-month-old boy who a coroner says died of abusive head trauma is under investigation as a homicide.
— BODY SCANNER-JAIL: A Youngstown-area jail is getting a new full-body scanner requested by officials last year to help detect drugs after two inmates overdosed on fentanyl that had been smuggled into the jail.
— EARNS-GOODYEAR: Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports first-quarter profit of $166 million in results that topped Wall Street expectations.
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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.