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

October 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

CHINESE SPY-AVIATION SECRETS

NEW YORK — A Chinese spy who allegedly attempted to steal trade secrets from several American aviation and aerospace companies was charged Wednesday and extradited to the U.S. Yanjun Xu, an operative of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, is accused of recruiting experts who worked at aviation companies and paying them stipends to travel to China in order to obtain trade secrets, the Justice Department said. By Michael Balsamo and Angie Wang. SENT: 520 words.

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OHIO OFFICERS FATALLY SHOT

COLUMBUS — Family members of two Ohio police officers killed responding to a domestic violence call are asking for the toughest sentence for the man who provided the gun used in the shooting, saying he helped rob them of futures with their loved ones. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 560 words.

SUPREME COURT-OHIO VOTING ROLLS

COLUMBUS — A federal judge has rejected a voting rights group’s latest arguments that voters were illegally purged from Ohio’s voting rolls. A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday sided with the state’s arguments defending confirmation notices sent to voters that set off a removal process tied to failure to participate in the election process. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 450 words.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-VOTING:

NORWOOD — In-person voting has begun in swing-state Ohio for the Nov. 6 elections for governor, U.S. Senate, House seats and a host of other state and local offices and issues. Residents lined up at county voting centers across the state Wednesday morning. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 360 words.

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APPALACHIA-ALUMINUM MILL

ASHLAND, Ky. — More than 130 students have begun a two-year degree program in eastern Kentucky hoping it will lead to a job at a planned aluminum mill. The students at Ashland Community and Technical College are enrolled in a program designed in part by Braidy Industries and its CEO Craig Brouchard. By Adam Beam. SENT: 840 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY: The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun has decided not to accept a part-time position with a small southeast Ohio department.

— POLICE CHASE-FATAL CRASH: Authorities say a 5-month-old girl in Parma in suburban Cleveland found inside a car that burst into flames when her father collided with a garbage truck while fleeing from police has died.

— BURNED BODIES FOUND: Police say officers found two badly burned bodies after responding to a call about a car on fire near Cleveland.

— CHILD PORN IN PRISON: A federal prison inmate originally from Plain City, Ohio, already serving time for trafficking in child pornography has been sentenced to another term of more than 13 years for possessing child sex abuse videos inside the prison.

— TEEN KILLED-GRANDFATHER CHARGED: Authorities say a 73-year-old man from Oakwood in western Ohio charged with fatally shooting his teenage grandson in May has died.

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-PENALTY: A county elections official in Ohio who acknowledges redacting checks from a Democratic congressional candidate’s campaign will lose two weeks of vacation as punishment.

— FLIGHT DELAYED-SUPPORTS SQUIRREL: Police had to remove a woman who brought an “emotional support squirrel” on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland.

— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUNS: Officials at Kent State University say the Ohio school spent about $65,000 on security for what turned out to be a mostly peaceful demonstration and counter-protest over gun rights in late September.

— SHERIFF’S OFFICER-GUNS STOLEN: Police in Cincinnati say someone stole a rifle and a shotgun from a deputy’s unmarked take-home car.

— HUNTERS-ANGLERS-LICENSES: Hunters and anglers in Ohio can now buy multiyear licenses from the state.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-RIVALRY REVISITED

CINCINNATI — With their first playoff victory since 1990 seemingly secured, the Bengals pulled off one of the biggest meltdowns in NFL history and lost to the Steelers to end their 2015 season. It was the start of six straight losses to their AFC North rival, a streak that returns to the forefront as they get ready to meet again. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words.

BROWNS BELIEVE

BEREA, Ohio — Bow wow! Rapper Snoop Dogg showed up at Browns practice on Wednesday. The bandwagon is growing in Cleveland, where the NFL’s worst team a year ago has suddenly become fashionable — and just maybe a playoff contender. By Tom Withers. SENT: 290 words.

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INDIANS-AFTERMATH

CLEVELAND — Terry Francona’s emotions are still raw and real. The postseason pain hasn’t subsided just yet. Still feeling a “sting” after another successful season for Cleveland ended in disappointment and well short of a World Series title, Francona tried to explain on Tuesday why his team looked so overmatched against the Houston Astros. By Tom Withers. SENT: 850 words.

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HKN--AROUND THE NHL

UNDATED: Doug Wilson didn’t go looking for Joe Thornton insurance last summer. The general manager of the San Jose Sharks already had it. The Sharks didn’t panic when they found out their longtime star had another setback with a series of nagging right knee injuries. They knew what they could count on from captain Joe Pavelski and the rest of the supporting cast. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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