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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

October 1, 2018

Good evening. 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. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 7:30 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.




CLEVELAND — Stepping into the small vestibule, visitors are immediately struck by a slightly musty, slightly skunky odor that provides a redolent clue about what’s happening there. The next clue: An employee takes your identification from behind bulletproof glass and doesn’t give it back until you leave. Welcome to Eastlake-based Buckeye Relief LLC, the first large marijuana cultivator granted permission by the state to begin growing pot for Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. By Mark Gillispie. UPCOMING: 830 words by 6 a.m., photos.




MARIETTA — Ohio’s major party governor candidates are ready to meet for another televised debate. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, were feisty in their first debate in Dayton Sept. 19. They traded jabs, rapid-fire exchanges and one-liners. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with words, photos from debate set to start at 7 p.m. EDT.


CINCINNATI — Hundreds of people gathered on Cincinnati’s downtown Fountain Square for a ceremony honoring valor and distinguished service shown by police officers and civilians who helped save lives as a man fatally shot three people and injured two in a bank lobby. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 280 words, photos.


LANCASTER — Thousands of DNA profiles legally required to be collected from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio are missing from state and national crime databases, according to a newspaper network’s investigation. SENT: 500 words.


— MURDER PLOT-OHIO: A woman who police say is accused of plotting to kill an acquaintance has had her bond set at $250,000 in Middletown.

— LODGE-FATAL SHOOTING: Police say a man was shot multiple times in the parking lot of a fraternal organization’s lodge in Springfield, Ohio, and has died.

— FATAL SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities have identified a man they say was fatally shot by another man after the two got into an argument outside an apartment complex in Richmond Heights.




CINCINNATI — The Reds’ worst start since the Great Depression led them to make the first managing change of the season, firing Bryan Price after a 3-15 beginning. They ended with their fourth straight 90-loss season, unsure who will be the next manager. By Joe Kay. SENT: 670 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — In all three wins, the Bengals have showed a resiliency at the end, securing wins with turnovers and clutch plays in the final minutes. It’s a new look for a team trying to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2015. By Joe Kay. 600 words.


DAVIE, Fla. — The standings Monday offered small consolation for the first-place Miami Dolphins. They hardly felt or looked like the best team in the AFC East after a 38-7 loss at New England. The drubbing left the Dolphins with a deceptive 3-1 record, injuries issues and room for recrimination.


COLUMBUS — The victory over Penn State was not enough. Urban Meyer woke up Sunday still troubled. So much so, the Ohio State coach gathered his players for a “call to arms” meeting. The message: Those who aren’t contributing better start doing so. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 500 words, photos.



Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality. By Clayton Howard, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/the-migration-of-same-sex-couples-to-the-suburbs-is-shaping-the-fight-for-lgbt-equality-100208


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