AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH


Hello! 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 [email protected] Ohio News Editor Delano Massey can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORIES:

PSYCHIC READER-GUILTY PLEA

CLEVELAND — An Ohio woman purporting to be a psychic reader pleaded guilty last week to a charge of aggravated theft for what prosecutors say was a $1.4 million scam that bilked a dozen people out of cash, jewelry and valuables in exchange for her protection from dark forces. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 340 words.

EXCHANGE-STATEHOUSE TOUR GUIDES

COLUMBUS — The walls of the Ohio Statehouse can talk, and a dedicated crew of volunteer interpreters translates their messages for visitors. By Julia Oller. The Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 750 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CHUCK BERRY-ROCK HALL: Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven” are echoing inside The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as it pays to tribute to the music legend.

— OBIT-HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR-SCULPTOR: A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio’s governor’s mansion has died.

— WOMAN FALLS FROM BALCONY: A Cleveland hospital says a 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after a fall from a second-story balcony inside a bar on St. Patrick’s Day.

— THREE DEAD CRASH: Authorities near Toledo say alcohol likely played a role in a crash that killed three men.

— UNIVERSITY GOLF COURSE: Bowling Green State University is closing the school’s golf course.

— PAYDAY LENDING: A bipartisan bill introduced in the Ohio House seeks to cap interest on short-term loans at a 28 percent annual percentage rate.

— HUMAN RIGHTS-DAYTON AWARD: An international human rights award from the University of Dayton will be presented to the Brazilian organization for which Ohio-born nun and rain forest defender Dorothy Stang worked before she was fatally shot in 2005.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to [email protected] If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at [email protected] or 877-836-9477.

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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