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

September 22, 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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 5 p.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

LAST DOOLITTLE RAIDER

CINCINNATI -- The last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raider is still telling his World War II stories, and he enjoys hearing new ones passed down to younger generations. Retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. And he’s getting ready to attend another air show, this one in Hillsboro, Oregon, starting Sept. 28. Cole says people keep coming to meet him, so he plans to keep going. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 390 words. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their spending on state legislative races as they draw nearer to the next round of redistricting. Republicans currently hold two-thirds of the state legislative chambers across the U.S, but Democrats are doubling their spending on targeted races. Republicans also have increased their spending compared to 2016. Both want to be in charge for the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 Census. By David Lieb. SENT: 1,385 words. AP Photos.

-- With ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES-GLANCE

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MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-EAGLE RELEASE

ATHENS -- A young bald eagle rehabilitated after an injury has been released into the wild at Hocking College in Ohio. By Larry Di Giovanni, Athens Messenger. SENT: 885 words. Mandatory member credit.

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BRIEFS:

— TRUMP-L BRANDS CEO: The billionaire CEO of the Ohio-based company behind Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works is no longer a Republican. L Brands founder Leslie Wexner, a top GOP donor, says he’s become an independent and “won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party.”

— WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER-AWARD: Ohio University is honoring a former faculty member who served as chief official White House photographer for both President Barack Obama and President Ronald Reagan.

— CRAIGSLIST-JOBSEEKERS KILLED: The Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers has appealed his death penalty conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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