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

November 6, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Democrats in Ohio are trying to turn a recent Republican tide in statewide races, relying on a ticket led by a familiar U.S. senator and a competitive governor candidate. Sherrod Brown, first elected to an Ohio office in 1974, is seeking his third Senate term against fourth-term U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci. Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama’s appointee as federal consumer protection chief, is locked in a tight race for governor with Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine. By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell. SENT: 320 words, photos.

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— ELECTION 2018-OHIO-THE LATEST.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-OHIO

COLUMBUS — Turnout will be key Tuesday as Ohioans decide the competitive race for their next governor. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state’s best known politicians, faces Democrat Richard Cordray, the Obama-era consumer watchdog, for the chance to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 260 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, his shadow hanging over midterm elections that will determine the future of his administration, used his final campaign pitch to ask voters to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democratic gains in Congress. By Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

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BRIEFS:

— KENT STATE-RAPE LAWSUIT: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a university in Ohio and a former school softball coach by a woman who claimed both mishandled allegations that she was raped by the coach’s son

— WOMEN FOUND DEAD: A man charged with killing five people in Ohio has pleaded guilty in Cleveland to aggravated murder and other charges in the deaths of three of them.

— GIRL’S DEATH-BULLYING LAWSUIT: The parents of an 11-year-old Ohio girl who killed herself allege in a federal lawsuit against her school district in North Lewisburg that she was bullied for years because of her appearance and gender and that school officials didn’t do enough to address it.

— HIGH SPEED CHASE-BOY DRIVER: Police say an 11-year-old Cleveland boy led officers on his second high-speed police chase in 13 months, this time after his mother took away a video game console.

— FIRETRUCK CRASH-SETTLEMENT: The city council in Ohio’s capital city has approved paying the family of an 86-year-old woman killed in a firetruck accident $410,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.

— DRUG TRAFFICKING ARRESTS: Prosecutors in West Virginia say the arrest of a drug trafficking organization leader has led to several others being taken into custody.

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