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

September 16, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

AP ESSAY-A HOMETOWN SHOOTING

CINCINNATI — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else’s hometown, state or country. This time, it was in my town. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 900 words, photos.

BHUTANESE-OHIO

CLEVELAND — Refugees forced from their homes in the Asian kingdom of Bhutan have been working to create a new home in northeastern Ohio while also forming a community aimed at preserving their Bhutanese heritage. SENT: 350 words.

GAS EXPLOSIONS

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The investigation into the Boston-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt has said officials will be looking at how local Columbia Gas officials responded to a “pressure increase” in the Lawrence area that was detected at the company’s pipeline control center in Columbus, Ohio, prior to the explosions and fires.

BRIEFS:

— SHOOTING-2 DEAD: Police say a man and a woman with gunshot wounds have been found dead in a car in Cleveland.

— TRUMP-PORN STAR’S ATTORNEY: Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, is coming to the Cincinnati area.

— OHIO COLLEGES-NURSING: Bowling Green State University and Mercy Health have announced plans for the university to take over operations of Mercy College of Ohio.

— FIREFIGHTERS-HEALTH HAZARDS: State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio.

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SPORTS:

FBC--T25--OHIO ST-DAY AFTER

ARLINGTON, Texas — No more acting for Ryan Day. Urban Meyer is back full-time as Ohio State’s coach. Day can again return his full attention to his role as the offensive coordinator and position coach for young quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. after they got the No. 4 Buckeyes off to a 3-0 start. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 630 words.

FBC--T25--LSU-BURROW’S MOMENT

AUBURN, Ala. — When LSU needed a big play, Joe Burrow delivered a touchdown pass. Late drive with the game on the line? By John Zenor. SENT: 560 words, photos.

ALSO:

— BBN--CUBS-HEYWARD: Outfielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs.

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