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

October 6, 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 9 a.m. Sunday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT MEASURES-OHIO

CLEVELAND -- Supporters of a November ballot issue aimed at reforming Ohio’s drug laws and lowering the state’s prison population say changes should be embedded into the state constitution because the Republican-dominated Legislature has failed time and again to take action. Opponents say the changes would tie judges’ hands and could have unintended consequences. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 855 words.

CHICAGO POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD-BLM

CHICAGO -- Black Lives Matter activists say the conviction of a white Chicago police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager raises hope that police will be held more accountable. The conviction Friday of Jason Van Dyke in Chicago came about a month after a Texas police officer was convicted in the killing of an unarmed black teen. Activists say their efforts, along with the video evidence, could be changing the power balance between police and black communities. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 955 words. AP Photos.

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EXCHANGE-WHITE LIONS

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Zoo cares for some of the oldest, if not the oldest, white lions in the world. Gracious, 17, and her mother Prosperity, 20, spent their days lounging in the sun and entertaining zoo guests. Zoo officials are now exploring options for the lions’ care in their old age, including moving them to a different facility or introducing more interaction with zookeepers. By Carole Motsinger, Cincinnati Enquirer. SENT: 1,850 words. Mandatory member credit.

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BRIEFS:

— TRUMP-OHIO: President Donald Trump is scheduled to make another midterm campaign appearance in the southwest Ohio city Lebanon.

— JOHN GLENN-HOME SOLD: The suburban Maryland home of the late John Glenn has been sold for $1.3 million.

— LAKE ERIE-ALGAE: Toledo officials say three consecutive weeks of tests found no toxic microcystin in raw water drawn from the city’s Lake Erie intake crib and that this year’s algae bloom is over.

— WORKERS KILLED-CHARGES: Law enforcement officials have charged an Ohio man involved in an August crash that killed two West Virginia Parkways Authority employees.

— COLD CASE-OHIO: A southwest Ohio Sheriff’s Office has reopened the 40-year-old unsolved slaying of a college student whose body was found more than a month after she was seen leaving her part-time job at a Cincinnati fast-food restaurant.

— TODDLER KILLED-SHOOTING: Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died in an accidental shooting outside of Cincinnati.

— CHILD SHOT IN CAR: An Ohio man has been convicted of murder and other charges in February’s fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with her three siblings and grandmother in front of his Akron home.

— SMART INTERSECTION TECHNOLOGY: Honda and a central Ohio city have teamed up to display “smart intersection” technology designed to make pedestrians and motorists safer by sending audio and visual warnings about potential danger to small screens on vehicle windshields.

— BODY FOUND-MISSING STUDENT: A tranquility garden is being created at a central Ohio park in memory of a slain Ohio State University student whose body was found there.

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