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, followed by Mitch Stacy. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DRUG WEIGHT DISPUTE
TOLEDO — Ohio’s top court will take a look this week at how prosecutors measure out cocaine in trafficking and possession cases. Prosecutors are concerned that a ruling against current practices in Ohio could result in shorter sentences for suspects caught with cocaine and force costly changes for law enforcement. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 500 words.
COLUMBUS — Ohio schools have gaps in the way they enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of students whose behavior affects order in schools, a disability rights group said in a report released Monday. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 640 words.
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RETAIL THEFTS-ILLEGAL SALES
MONROE — Authorities say the recent arrest of a father and son in an undercover sting in which they believed they were buying stolen retail items to sell at a southwest Ohio flea market underscores the thriving black market for such deals. SENT: 130 words.
MANSFIELD — Police say human remains found at several sites over the weekend in northern Ohio are believed to be those of a woman last seen in July. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by noon.
— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas pump prices for a gallon of regular fuel have dropped about 40 cents from the average a month ago.
— UNIVERSITIES-RESEARCH GRANT: Four Ohio universities are sharing $7.1 million in the first round of grant funding that’s part of an initiative to bolster the state’s research opportunities.
— AIR FORCE MUSEUM-TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The U.S. Air Force museum in southwest Ohio will host a special showing of a documentary about the famed Tuskegee Airmen.
— LAFAYETTE HIGHWAY BODY: A man accused of fatally stabbing a co-worker and dumping his body along a highway in Lafayette in 2014 has been found guilty on a murder charge.
— 1901 TRAIN COLLISION: Plans are in the works to put up a gravesite monument for a fatal train crash in rural southeastern Michigan in 1901.
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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.
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