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BC-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 9 am, OH

October 4, 2018

Good morning. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NO JAIL JUDGE

CLVELAND — A Cleveland judge says he’ll no longer send people charged with non-violent crimes to the county jail after six inmates died in four months. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— TAX OVERHAUL-UTILITIES-OHIO: Ohio utility regulators have approved an agreement returning proceeds of the federal tax cut to customers of Columbus-based AEP.

— FLORENCE-BATTERED FLAG: An Ohio family says they bought the U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence to honor the memory of a family member who recently died from cancer.

— ZOO-POLAR BEAR: A zoo in central Ohio says an 18-year-old polar bear will be arriving at the facility this fall to be introduced to twin polar bear sisters for potential breeding.

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FBN--BENGALS-BOYD

CINCINNATI — Receiver Tyler Boyd was a disappointment in his first two seasons, starting only three games and scoring only three touchdowns. He’s emerged as the Bengals’ leading receiver during their 3-1 start, with his best moments coming in their game-winning drive in Atlanta. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BBA--ALDS-INDIANS-ASTROS

UNDATED — Justin Verlander looks to replicate last year’s postseason success when Houston’s ace starts for the World Champion Astros when they meet Corey Kluber and the AL Central champion Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words. Photos.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to APColumbus@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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