Good afternoon. 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 Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 5 p.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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CLEVELAND -- It took an undercover officer from a small village police department in Ohio to provide the final clues used to persuade a 73-year-old man to finally say he killed his wife of 53 years. Philip Snider pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges Monday in Canton. He faces 20 years to life in prison as part of a plea deal that requires him to lead authorities to where he discarded the body of his 70-year-old wife, Roberta. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 1,030 words. With AP Photos.




Advocates of Ohio's coming medical-marijuana program say they hope to enlist the drug not just to help individuals avoid opioids for pain treatment but to break the addiction epidemic's hold on the Buckeye State. By Anne Saker and Shelly Schultz, Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 875 words. Mandatory member credit.



— POLICE SHOOTING-WOMAN KILLED: Officials in Ohio's capital city say a vice detective who was stabbed in the hand by an alleged prostitute and fatally shot her inside a police vehicle is under criminal investigation for a citizen complaint made before the shooting.

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CLEVELAND: Police say a 31-year-old woman has been fatally shot and seven people wounded in a nightclub shooting in Cleveland.

— HONDA PLANT-AX THREAT: Authorities say a Honda contract employee about to be arrested by sheriff's deputies on a felony warrant grabbed a fire ax and threatened to harm himself and others, prompting an hourslong shutdown of the massive facility in central Ohio.

— ZOO POLAR BEARS MOVE: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio says the three polar bears born there in 2016 will move to new homes this fall. With AP Photos.

— FENTANYL ARRESTS-NO BOND: An Ohio prosecutor is asking a judge to deny bond for four men accused of possessing a kilogram of fentanyl.

— OHIO STATE FEES: Ohio State University is eliminating dozens of fees as part of plan to save students $1.9 million a year.

— ROAD NAME-MEDAL OF HONOR: A road in a northern Kentucky county has been named after a Medal of Honor recipient. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a stretch of Ky. 20 off interstate 275 now has signs declaring it the "Sgt. Charles 'Chalkie' Fleek Memorial Highway."

— NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOLD: The National Weather Service has temporarily closed its office in West Virginia's capital city because of a black mold infestation.


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