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 Kantele Franko is on the desk. Delano Massey, AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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The father of a 16-year-old boy who died after being trapped in a minivan has presented Cincinnati investigators with multiple questions he wants answered about his son's death, from why officers searching for the boy didn't get out of their cruiser to why exact GPS coordinates of the van couldn't be provided to police. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 500 words by 3 p.m.


— PASTORS-SEX CHARGES: One of three Ohio pastors accused of conspiring to recruit teenage girls to have sex with them has pleaded guilty to federal charges, including child sex trafficking.

— ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL-METH: Police in Ohio say they found meth in the office of a former elementary school assistant principal who is now charged with possession.

— NURSING HOME SHOOTING-MEMORIAL: An Ohio village that lost its police chief in a nursing home shooting that left four people dead a year ago has unveiled a monument to serve as a tribute.

— BUS DRIVER-PERFECT RECORD: A 64-year-old bus driver for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has logged an estimated 1.2 million miles over four decades without causing an accident, and officials say it's the longest preventable accident-free streak in the RTA's history. With photo.

— CHOCOLATE COMPANY HACKED: Malley's Chocolates is warning 3,400 online customers that their credit or debit card information might have been compromised by a computer hacker in March, during the Ohio candy company's busy weeks before Easter.

— METH SPILL-JAIL CLOSED: A western Ohio jail has reopened weeks after a methamphetamine spill sickened more than a dozen sheriff's deputies and temporarily closed the facility.


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