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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

October 12, 2018

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 APColumbus@ap.org. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 4:30 pm. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS -- Questions are swirling in the high stakes race for Ohio auditor about the candidates’ handling of their personal tax payments. Records show Republican auditor candidate Keith Faber has been penalized repeatedly for failing to pay his property taxes on time. Faber’s Democratic opponent, ex-U.S. Rep. Zack Space, also was penalized twice for delinquent taxes. But Faber is the one who’s made attention-to-detail a campaign issue. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 780 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos.


CINCINNATI —President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost GOP candidates in a Republican-dominated area. Trump headlines a Friday evening rally at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, northeast of Cincinnati. The county is a GOP stronghold, and Trump won two out of every three votes in the county in 2016 as he handily won Ohio. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 280 words. AP Photos.



— DRUG CHARGES-OHIO TROOPER: A former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring.

— SENATOR SUED-BUSINESSMAN: An Ohio businessman is suing Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown claiming a campaign ad calling him a “crooked businessman” with ties to Brown’s Republican opponent has defamed him.

— AIR NATIONAL GUARD-OHIO: The Ohio Air National Guard will soon have its first female brigadier general.

— TEEN FATALLY SHOT: A man accused of fatally shooting his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend in Dayton has been indicted on murder and other charges.

— CHINESE SPY-AVIATION SECRETS: A federal judge in Cincinnati has appointed a classified information security officer in the case of a Chinese spy accused of trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.

— SAFE DRIVING-HIGHWAY PATROL: Ohio’s State Highway Patrol and state police from two adjacent states are collaborating this weekend along Interstate 70 on focused enforcement of laws related to speeding, safety and operating vehicles impaired (OVI).


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