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

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CINCINNATI — A veteran auctioneer has on display a baby boomer delight: hundreds of vintage lunchboxes featuring the heroes of their childhood’s comic books, TV shows, cartoon strips, movies and more. There are 250 for auction ending Sept. 30. There are another 200 he’s planning to auction before the Christmas holidays. By Daniel Sewell. UPCOMING: 575 words by 1 a.m., photos.




UNDATED— Some Republican governors are calling for the U.S. Senate to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The governors don’t have an official role in the nomination process, but their voices could add pressure to the Senate’s consideration and help distance the governors from President Donald Trump. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 430 words, photo.


— SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-OHIO: The former Republican senator running for Ohio governor says the allegations of a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault must be taken seriously.


UNDATED — The U.S. Department of Justice is criticizing how Philadelphia handled nearly a third of a $50 million grant for security during the July 2016 Democratic National Convention. A parallel review of Justice Department security grant spending at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland found it generally complied with federal rules. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 570 words, photos.


— VICE SQUAD INVESTIGATED: Police in Ohio’s capital city say an FBI task force is taking over an investigation of the department’s vice squad.

— TRAIN FATAL: Authorities say a man has been struck by a train and has died in Fairborn in western Ohio.

— SOLAR FARM-OHIO: A Chicago-based company has announced plans to build what would be Ohio’s largest solar power plant near the city of Mowrystown in southern Ohio.

— PANHANDLING LAWS-OHIO: The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the southern Ohio city of Chillicothe to repeal a law that makes panhandling a minor criminal offense.

— ELECTION 2018-SENATE-OHIO-DEBATES: Miami University in southwest Ohio will host the third and final planned debate of the U.S. senate campaign.

— SHOTS FIRED-SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: Police in Lorain say a 17-year-old has been charged after shots were fired near a high school in the northeast Ohio city.

— HASLAMS INVESTIGATION: The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer will appeal his 12 ½ year prison sentence for his role in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.




COLUMBUS — Saturday night’s clash of No. 4 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State for Big Ten East supremacy promises to be an offensively explosive affair. The programs boast the two top scoring offenses in the country, with Penn State averaging 55.5 points per game and the Buckeyes right behind them at 54.5. The Nittany Lions have recorded 31 touchdowns, two more than Ohio State. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 660 words, photos.




UNDATED: The highest-scoring teams in the nation meet Saturday night when No. 4 Ohio State visits No. 9 Penn State. The winner will gain the inside track in the Big Ten East race and put a big check mark on its College Football Playoff resume. With running back Jeremy Larkin retiring for health reasons, Northwestern’s offensive line will be under the microscope against Michigan. Nebraska is a slight underdog at home to Purdue. The Cornhuskers will be trying to break a seven-game losing streak. By Eric Olson. SENT: 550 words, photos.


UNDATED — The Big Ten has been home to some of the nation’s most accurate passers so far in 2018 — a small group that’s been full of surprises. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 630 words, photos.


BEREA — Tyrod Taylor’s first days as a backup for the Browns have been difficult. And not just because he lost his job. By Tom Withers. SENT: 740 words, photos.


— HKN--BLUE JACKETS-LETESTU: Mark Letestu is returning to the Columbus Blue Jackets.


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