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

September 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING TUESDAY:

CLEAN WATER-BREWERIES

TOLEDO — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there’s a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It’s for making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can’t do without — clean water. Craft brewers nationwide are pushing for strong environmental regulations while also working to preserve rivers and streams all in the name of water. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1 a.m., photos.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-OBAMA

WASHINGTON — Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he’s stepped back into the fray that former presidents often try to avoid, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterms and blasting the political culture of the Trump era. He attracted a large, adoring crowd this past week in Ohio and will be in Pennsylvania on Friday campaigning for Democratic Sen. Bob Casey. By Juana Summers and Marc Levy. SENT: 840 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-GOVERNOR-DOCTORS

COLUMBUS — Doctors in Ohio are sparring over which candidate in the state’s fall governor’s race is best for health care. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 370 words.

CONGRESS-OPIOIDS

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats joined forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs toward Senate passage Monday, a rare campaign-season show of unity against a growing and deadly health care crisis. By Alan Fram. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: To be updated from final passage expected early evening EDT.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC-TEST STRIPS

NEW YORK — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. By Mike Stobbe. SENT: 1,500 words, photos, video.

CLEAN AIR-MARYLAND

ANAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny the state’s efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states, Maryland’s attorney general said Monday. By Brian Witte. SENT: 330 words.

BRIEFS:

— CLEVELAND-BODIES FOUND: A lawyer representing families of six women slain by a serial killer in Cleveland says the City of Cleveland has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths.

— SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI: A bank where a man killed three people and wounded two before being gunned down by Cincinnati police has reopened the lobby where the shootings occurred and unveiled a wall where people can leave messages for victims and staff.

— TRUMP THREAT-FUGITIVE SOUGHT: Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in the area of Mansfield, Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck. With photo.

— CHILD IN TOY CAR-FATAL: The State Highway Patrol says a child apparently was riding a toy car in a street when he was struck by a vehicle and killed in Hillsboro in southwestern Ohio.

— FATAL APARTMENT FIRE: Fire officials in Toledo say a man has died in an apartment fire.

— AIR TRAFFIC PROJECT: The Federal Aviation Administration says updated satellite procedures to improve traffic flow are coming to airports in and around the Detroit and Cleveland areas.

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SPORTS:

FBC--OHIO STATE-MEYER RETURNS

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as “a window in time I made an error.” By Urban Meyer. SENT: 590 words, photos.

FBN--BENGALS-MIXON

CINCINNATI — Joe Mixon’s chair was upside-down in his locker on Monday, a reminder that the Cincinnati Bengals are moving ahead without the running back who’s been a key part of their 2-0 start. Mixon had debris removed from his right knee over the weekend and is expected to be sidelined for a few games. By Joe Kay. SENT: 630 words, photos.

FBN--BROWNS-SAINTS FOLO

NEW ORLEANS — The Browns were just a kick away. Well, maybe a few kicks, not to mention a defensive penalty that revived a New Orleans touchdown drive, as well as an interception that set up another Saints score in the waning minutes. By Brett Martel. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FBN--BROWNS-GORDON TRADE

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a relationship the team did all it could to save. By Tom Withers. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

FBN--BROWNS KICKED AGAIN

CLEVELAND — Zane Gonzalez got kicked to the curb. The Browns released the wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday in New Orleans cost Cleveland its first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the Saints. By Tom Withers. SENT: 360 words, photos.

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-KICKING GAME

NEW YORK — Who needs a kicker? Apparently not the Los Angeles Rams. As for the Browns and Vikings, who are going with untested youngsters, well, maybe a new guy to handle field goals and extra points will be employed soon. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 830 words, photos.

FBN--PANTHERS-DEFENSIVE BREAKDOWN

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still fuming about his team’s performance, saying he won’t tolerate laziness on defense following his team’s 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. By Steve Reed. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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EXTRA:

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

How the zebrafish got its stripes. By Alexandria Volkening, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/how-the-zebrafish-got-its-stripes-102070

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