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October 10, 2018

EDITORS & NEWS DIRECTORS:

The Associated Press plans the following coverage both before the Ohio general elections on Nov. 6, and on the day itself. Some television and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. This advisory may be updated and additional developing stories may be added. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Interim Ohio AP news editor, at awelsh@ap.org.

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SENT:

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-GOVERNOR-DEBATES

DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio’s major-party governor candidates were harshly critical of each other in a spirited first debate Wednesday, jabbing each other over contrasting policy positions on opioids, abortion and e-schools and poking the other’s record in public office as a failure. The evening’s rapid-fire exchanges, attacks and one-liners contrasted with the race’s reputation as a sleepy contest between two boring politicians. By Julie Carr Smyth. About 600 words. AP Photos. MOVED: Sept. 19.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-OHIO

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health. Letters from the physicians of Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray were produced at the request of The Associated Press. The two candidates are locked in a close, expensive race this fall to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich, who’s term-limited. By Julie Carr Smyth. About 600 words. AP Photos. MOVED: Sept. 25.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-GOVERNOR-DEBATES

MARIETTA, Ohio — Ohio’s major party governor candidates both said Monday that they’d veto right-to-work legislation and foster a civil, bipartisan spirit in Ohio government. And that’s about where the agreements ended between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, during their second televised debate. By Julie Carr Smyth. About 600 words. AP Photos. MOVED: Oct. 1.

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT ISSUES-OHIO

CLEVELAND — A November ballot issue aimed at reforming Ohio’s drug laws, reducing the state’s prison population and making millions of new dollars available for drug treatment should be part of the state constitution because the Republican-dominated Legislature has failed to address longstanding problems, supporters of the initiative say. By Mark Gillispie. About 500 words. MOVED: Oct. 6.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-GOVERNOR-DEBATES

CLEVELAND — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray repeatedly faulted Republican rival Mike DeWine during their final debate Monday for failing to lead as Ohio’s attorney general, while DeWine hit back at Cordray for misleading Ohioans on his record and for what he called a lack of judgment on Issue 1. By Julie Carr Smyth. About 600 words. AP Photos. MOVED: Oct. 8.

ELECTION 2018-SCHOOL SAFETY-OHIO

COLUMBUS — As schools around the country grapple with how to fund security improvements and mental health services, some Ohio districts are banding together to put the issue before voters this November, while others are making a ballot push independently. By Kantele Franko. About 500 words. AP Photos. MOVED: Oct. 9.

UPCOMING:

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-US SENATE

CLEVELAND — Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and GOP challenger Jim Renacci face off in the first of three debates. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. About 500 words. Developing from debate scheduled Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-US SENATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and GOP challenger Jim Renacci face off in the second of three debates. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. About 500 words. Developing from debate scheduled Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-US SENATE

OXFORD, Ohio — Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and GOP challenger Jim Renacci face off in the third of three debates. By Dan Sewell. About 500 words. Developing from debate scheduled Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO AGAIN

CINCINNATI — Some surprisingly tight congressional races and the Senate battle between a Republican closely linked to President Donald Trump against a Democratic incumbent who could become a 2020 national candidate are keeping swing-state Ohio in its usual election-time spotlight. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 900 words. With AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Two political moderates — Republican Mike DeWine, the current attorney general, and Democrat Richard Cordray, former Obama-appointed head of the Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau — are working to distinguish their positions and stave off critics from the far right and left to win Ohio’s high stakes governor’s race to replace former presidential candidate and persistent Trump critic John Kasich. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING. About 700 words. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-US HOUSE-OHIO

COLUMBUS — In one of the most closely watched congressional races nationally, Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson repeat their matchup from a special election in August, which saw O’Connor narrowly lose to Balderson in a district that has been reliably red for decades. By Angie Wang and Julie Carr Smyth. AP Photos. AP Video.

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP ACCUSER-OHIO

BOWLING GREEN — Trump accuser and Democrat Rachel Crooks advanced her state legislative bid in May, but now faces running for an Ohio Statehouse seat against incumbent Rep. Bill Reineke in a heavily Republican district. By John Seewer. AP Photos.

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ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY, Nov. 6

ELECTION 2018-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Overview of results, including open race for governor, wrap-up of Ohio U.S. House races, U.S. Senate race, Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Supreme Court races, Ohio drug issue, voter voices, and any surprises. By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth.

With:

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-THE LATEST. Updates on merits throughout the day, from 6:30 a.m. poll opening to 7:30 p.m. poll closing, and as races are called.

BREAKING COVERAGE

APNewsAlerts and APNewsNows of about 130 words sent as updates to ELECTION 2018-OHIO-THE LATEST will move when the following races are called, with developments folded into the stories ELECTION 2018-OHIO:

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-US SENATE

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-GOVERNOR

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-ATTORNEY GENERAL

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-AUDITOR

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-SECRETARY OF STATE

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-TREASURER

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-BALLOT ISSUE: Result for Issue 1, drug sentencing question

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-GENERAL ASSEMBLY

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-SUPREME COURT

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-US HOUSE 1

— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-US HOUSE 2

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7

ELECTION 2018-OHIO

COLUMBUS — A look at changes in the Ohio political landscape following the midterm election results, both at the Statehouse and in the congressional delegation. By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth. About 600 words. AP Photos.

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Other APNewsNows and stories will be sent to print and broadcast members on merits.

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