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

October 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 MONDAY:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-OHIO-DEBATES

CLEVELAND — With a month until Ohio’s high stakes governor’s election, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray meet in Cleveland for their final debate. The two are competing to succeed GOP Gov. John Kasich, who’s term-limited. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 8 a.m., then 500 words, photos expected by 10 p.m. developing from event set to start at 7 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

NO COLUMBUS DAY IN COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS — The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans. The city of Columbus says the move has nothing to do with the movement to instead honor indigenous people. The city says it will close instead on Veterans Day as a way to honor people who have served in the military. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 580 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-HARRIS

COLUMBUS — California Sen. Kamala Harris is in swing state Ohio to energize fellow Democrats disappointed by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh ahead of November’s pivotal midterm elections. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words to update from event set to start at 5 p.m. EDT, followed by 500 words by 8 p.m.

SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI-SURVIVOR

CINCINNATI — A man who was injured in a Cincinnati office building shooting that killed three others says he doesn’t know why he lived but that he’s “just happy to be here.” Brian Sarver says he feels like God is in control in the wake of the Sept. 6 shooting at Fifth Third Bancorp headquarters. Officers killed 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez after Perez fatally shot three people and wounded Sarver and 37-year-old Whitney Austin. SENT: 370 words.

BRIEFS:

— TODDLER KILLED-SHOOTING: Authorities have identified a 3-year-old girl who was killed in a shooting in the Cincinnati suburb of Mount Healthy.

— TEEN FATALLY SHOT: Authorities say a man accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in Dayton, Ohio.

— HIT-AND-RUN-FATAL: Police in Ohio say a vehicle has struck and killed a woman and they are searching for the vehicle and its driver, who fled the scene.

— PHEASANTS RELEASE-OHIO HUNTING: More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 public hunting areas in Ohio this fall to increase opportunities for hunters across the state.

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SPORTS:

BBA--ALDS-ASTROS-INDIANS PREVIEW

CLEVELAND — The Indians know a 2-0 deficit isn’t insurmountable after they blew one last October. But unless they start to hit Houston’s pitchers in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, Cleveland’s season will come another quick conclusion. By Tom Withers. SENT: 820 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated following workouts.

FBC--T25-DEFENSIVE BUCKEYES

COLUMBUS — Another flurry of pretty touchdown passes by Dwayne Haskins overshadowed No. 3 Ohio State’s defensive lapses.

The state of the defense is causing anxiety for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, who said Ohio State needs to get the problems cleaned up if they hope to sustain a march to the College Football Playoff. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 580 words, photos.

FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

UNDATED: Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. There was significant movement throughout the AP Top 25 after three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost. Yet Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson stayed at the top. By Ralph. D. Russo. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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