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

October 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-BALLOT MEASURES-OHIO

COLUMBUS — As schools around the country grapple with how to fund school security improvements, some Ohio districts are banding together to put the issue before voters. They’re using a new state law that lets a group of districts jointly propose a levy to generate property tax revenue for school security and mental health services. Still other districts are independently making a ballot push for school safety funding. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 530 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-OHIO

CINCINNATI — The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor says there should be more debates with nearly a month left before election day. Richard Cordray and Republican rival Mike DeWine met Monday night in Cleveland for their third and last scheduled debate. Cordray said Tuesday in Cincinnati that there should be more. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

MUSIC-ROCK HALL

NEW YORK — Stevie Nicks, who’s already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy Music. Generally, about five to seven nominees each year are voted into the hall, located in Cleveland, Ohio. By David Bauder. SENT: 410 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— BODY IN PLASTIC: Authorities say a body wrapped in plastic and other items has been found by an employee of a plant nursery in Montgomery County in western Ohio.

— ELECTION 2018-VOTING-OHIO: Ohio voters may begin casting their ballots Wednesday in early voting in the Nov. 6 general election.

— NEW USS CLEVELAND: The U.S. Navy has designated a new ship as the USS Cleveland, the fourth since World War I.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-GENO’S SACKS

CINCINNATI — Geno Atkins sacked Ryan Tannehill twice and hit him three other times as he was getting rid of the ball. The Bengals defensive tackle simply pushed through the Miami Dolphins’ line, his latest disruptive performance in an impressive start to the season. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--BENGALS-CHIEFS FLEXED

CINCINNATI — The Kansas City Chiefs got a sixth prime-time game when the NFL moved their home game on Sunday, Oct. 21 against the Cincinnati Bengals to the night slot. By Joe Kay. SENT: 130 words.

BBA--AWESOME ASTROS

CLEVELAND — When the challenge arose in August, the Houston Astros responded like champions. They’re doing it again in October. By Tom Withers. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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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.

Justice Kavanaugh is a threat to Roe v. Wade — but not the only one. By B. Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University. http://theconversation.com/justice-kavanaugh-is-a-threat-to-roe-v-wade-but-not-the-only-one-104451

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