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

November 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS — Ohio Democrats can’t worry right now about how to turn Ohio blue. First, they have to figure out how to get it back to purple. Republicans on Tuesday again swept the races for governor and four other state offices. That’s the third straight election they’ve done that and notably this year, all five of the offices were open. By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.




TOLEDO — Republican Mike DeWine won Ohio’s governor race with the backing of men and older voters, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP VoteCast found that DeWine also won a big share of the vote in the state’s small towns and rural areas. By John Seewer. SENT: 990 words.


DETROIT — Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest — and possibly beyond. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 780 words, photos.


ATLANTA — Election experts have long warned about the nation’s aging fleet of voting equipment. This week’s elections underscored just how badly upgrades are needed. Across the country, reports poured in Tuesday amid heavy voter turnout of equipment failing or malfunctioning, triggering frustration among voters and long lines at polling places.


MASSILLON — Authorities have determined that a seventh-grader who planned to shoot others at his Ohio school before changing his plans and fatally shooting himself acted alone. Jackson Township police say they have closed their investigation into 13-year-old Keith Simons’ death in February at Jackson Memorial Middle School. SENT: 280 words.


— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-SCHOOL LEVIES: The Ohio School Boards Association says voters around the state approved 69 percent of the public school district tax issues that were on ballots Tuesday.

— BURNED BODIES FOUND: East Cleveland police say a man accused of being in a group that tortured a man and his 14-year-old daughter before killing them and burning their bodies near Cleveland is being sought on a warrant charging him with aggravated murder.

— FORMER MAYOR-CONVICTION: A former Niles mayor sentenced to 10 years in prison argues in an appeal that his conviction should be overturned and he should get a new trial.

— OHIO OFFICERS FATALLY SHOT-INTERSTATE: A portion of an Ohio interstate road in Westerville has been renamed for two police officers who were killed in a shooting earlier this year.

— COLLEGE LOAN FRAUD: An Akron woman has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison for her role in what authorities say was a $1.8 million college financial aid scheme that involved enrolling inmates and people whose identities had been stolen at an Arizona community college.




BEREA — The Browns have some major holes to fill on defense. Cleveland lost starting linebacker Christian Kirksey and cornerback E.J. Gaines for the season after placing both on injured reserve. By Tom Withers. SENT: 820 words, photos.


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