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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 9 am, OH

November 6, 2018

Good morning. 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 is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Democrats in Ohio are trying to turn a recent Republican tide in statewide races, relying on a ticket led by a familiar U.S. senator and a competitive governor candidate. Sherrod Brown, first elected to an Ohio office in 1974, is seeking his third Senate term against fourth-term U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci. Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama’s appointee as federal consumer protection chief, is locked in a tight race for governor with Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine. By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell. SENT: 300 words, photos.




COLUMBUS — Turnout will be key Tuesday as Ohioans decide the competitive race for their next governor. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state’s best known politicians, faces Democrat Richard Cordray, the Obama-era consumer watchdog, for the chance to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 260 words, photos.


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — President Donald Trump, his shadow hanging over midterm elections that will determine the future of his administration, used his final pitch to ask voters to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democratic gains in Congress. By Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video.


— GIRL’S DEATH-BULLYING LAWSUIT: The parents of an 11-year-old Ohio girl who killed herself allege in a federal lawsuit against her school district in North Lewisburg that she was bullied for years because of her appearance and gender and that school officials didn’t do enough to address it.

— HIGH SPEED CHASE-BOY DRIVER: Police say an 11-year-old Cleveland boy led officers on his second high-speed police chase in 13 months, this time after his mother took away a video game console.


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