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

September 28, 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. Mark Gillispie takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LUNCHBOX AUCTION

CINCINNATI -- It’s a baby boomer’s delight. A veteran auctioneer has on display hundreds of vintage lunchboxes featuring the heroes of their childhood’s comic books, TV shows, cartoon strips, movies and more. J. Louis Karp’s family business in Cincinnati dates to 1870, and he says he’s never seen such a collection. It includes comic-book superheroes such as Superman and The Avengers, and stars of TV series, movies and cartoon strips. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 635 words. AP photos.

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BRIEFS:

— CAR THIEF-CARJACKING: Authorities say a man who’d left jail after being released on bond for possessing a stolen vehicle walked about 1,000 feet before robbing a woman of her SUV outside of Cleveland

— ABORTIONS-OHIO: The Ohio Department of Health says the number of induced abortions in the state rose 1 percent in 2017 from the previous year.

— VICE SQUAD INVESTIGATED: The FBI has searched the home of a Columbus vice detective under investigation for what officials say was a complaint made against him a week before he killed a prostitute inside his unmarked car.

— DEATH PENALTY-OHIO: An inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio is fighting a prosecutor’s request to set his execution date.

— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUN: Kent State University says it will increase security during a planned open-carry gun walk being organized by a recent graduate who drew national attention in May when she posted photos of herself carrying a military-type rifle on campus.

— HIKER RESCUE-MOUNT KATAHDIN: Authorities say a hiker who fractured her ankle hiking a trail on Mount Katahdin in Maine has been airlifted to safety.

— DISCARDED SEX DOLL: Police in southwestern Ohio say a body reported near a park turned out to be a sex doll. Authorities say Hamilton County engineers called Colerain police Thursday afternoon when they spotted a “body” near Richardson Forest Preserve.

— REMAINS FOUND-CLEVELAND: Authorities say an Ohio man who called police to confess to the slaying of a prostitute 20 years ago and then led investigators to the shallow grave where he said he buried her body has been charged with aggravated murder.

— ELDER ABUSE-OHIO: Ohio is expanding the list of people required to report suspicions of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation to authorities.

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-OHIO 1: Three televised debates are planned in a hotly contested Ohio congressional race. Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval will clash three times in October ahead of the Nov. 6 election

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