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 p.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI -- A woman who survived at least 12 gunshots in the downtown Cincinnati shooting was back home Wednesday and helped get her two children ready for school, kissing them as she sent them off, a spokeswoman said. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 280 words by 2 p.m.

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS -- Two men who worked at an Ohio State University doctor's off-campus clinic says things that seemed odd about it then appear more suspicious in light of claims that he sexually abused male athletes and other students. They say Richard Strauss conducted exams alone at the sparsely equipped clinic and marketed it in the campus newspaper with ads touting prompt treatment of genital problems, plus a student discount. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 675 words. AP Photos.

OPIOID SCIENCE-OHIO

COLUMBUS -- Ohio has awarding another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis. A dozen winners from six states and Canada were announced Wednesday. Each winning team receives $200,000 to advance its technical solution. Winning ideas included a device to treat withdrawal symptoms in opioid-addicted infants and a glove that changes color when first responders come into contact with an opioid. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 635 words. AP Photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER-MILITARY BASES

NORFOLK, Va. -- Some military families and others have taken to Camp Lejeune's Facebook page, venting fears and questioning why there was no mandatory evacuation of the Jacksonville, North Carolina base ahead of Hurricane Florence. The powerful storm is headed for a region that also includes Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in South Carolina. Camp Lejeune officials say anyone who hasn't evacuated will have food, water and protection. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 570 words. AP Photos.

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BRIEFS:

— FATAL CRASH-POLICE CRUISER: An Ohio woman whose car was struck by a police officer chasing a stolen vehicle has been killed.

— SCOOTER BAN-SIDEWALKS: Ohio's capital city has issued an emergency order banning electric scooters from sidewalks.

— DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has unsuccessfully appealed a court order that she undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

— HOMELESS CAMP-AKRON: A city council in Ohio has postponed a vote about whether residents of a tent city on private property can continue living there.

— BUS LANE-CINCINNATI: Cincinnati will test a bus-only traffic lane in its downtown area.

— PRESIDENT TAFT-OHIO FUNDRAISER: Former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft is set to address attendees at a political fundraiser named for his famous great-grandfather.

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SPORTS:

FBC--TOP 25-OHIO STATE-LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR

UNDATED -- This marquee matchup is for all of those "Little Sisters of the Poor" teams that Ohio State's former president once said the Buckeyes wouldn't play, though a lot sure has changed since that statement went viral nearly eight years ago. When No. 15 TCU, now a Power Five team, plays No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Gordon Gee may even have a different rooting interest. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words by 6 p.m. AP Photos.

FBN--RAVENS-BENGALS

CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton's 49-yard touchdown pass in the closing seconds of the season finale at Baltimore knocked the Ravens out of playoff contention and helped coach Marvin Lewis get a two-year extension in Cincinnati. Both teams are coming off opening wins as they resume their AFC North rivalry on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium, where the Ravens won 20-0 last year. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.

TV GAMBLING BOOM

LOS ANGELES -- As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1's "Lock It In" began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on point spreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words by 9 p.m.

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