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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

October 1, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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-OHIO-GOVERNOR-DEBATES

MARIETTA — Ohio’s major party governor candidates are ready to meet for another televised debate. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, were feisty in their first debate in Dayton Sept. 19. They traded jabs, rapid-fire exchanges and one-liners. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from debate set to start at 7 p.m. EDT.

SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI RECOGNITION

CINCINNATI — Hundreds of people gathered on Cincinnati’s downtown Fountain Square for a ceremony honoring valor and distinguished service shown by police officers and civilians who helped save lives as a man fatally shot three people and injured two in a bank lobby. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 280 words, photos.

MISSING DNA PROFILES-OHIO

LANCASTER — Thousands of DNA profiles legally required to be collected from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio are missing from state and national crime databases, according to a newspaper network’s investigation. SENT: 500 words.

BRIEFS:

— MURDER PLOT-OHIO: A woman who police say is accused of plotting to kill an acquaintance has had her bond set at $250,000 in Middletown.

— FATAL SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities have identified a man they say was fatally shot by another man after the two got into an argument outside an apartment complex in Richmond Heights.

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SPORTS:

BBN--REDS WRAPUP

CINCINNATI — The Reds lost 90 games for the fourth straight season and headed into the offseason unsure who will manage next year. The better question is who will be in the rotation that has been the common thread in many of those losses. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

FBN--CLUTCH BENGALS

CINCINNATI — In all three wins, the Bengals have showed a resiliency at the end, securing wins with turnovers and clutch plays in the final minutes. It’s a new look for a team trying to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2015. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

FBC--OHIO STATE-MEYER

COLUMBUS — Ohio State pulled off an improbable 27-26 win over Penn State on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean coach Urban Meyer woke with glowing optimism about the future. So concerned is Meyer that on Sunday he convened what he labeled a “call to arms” meeting with his players. The message: Some guys who aren’t contributing better start. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

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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.

The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality. By Clayton Howard, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/the-migration-of-same-sex-couples-to-the-suburbs-is-shaping-the-fight-for-lgbt-equality-100208

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