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Voters, Hate Crimes And Departures: This Week's Top Stories

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan
We look at the news affecting Greater Cincinnati and the Tri-state.

With the midterm election just days away, campaigns make their final push to win over voters as national political figures crisscross Ohio stumping for their candidates. An estimated 1.2 million absentee ballots have been requested by Ohio voters. More than 700,000 absentee ballots have already been cast.

Kentucky lawmakers file legislation that would add homicide to the state's hate-crime law, a week after two African-Americans were shot and killed by a white man in what officials say was a racially motivated shooting at a suburban Louisville Kroger.

And United Way of Greater Cincinnati CEO Michael Johnson resigns less than four months after taking over leadership of the agency after claims he had been bullied and discriminated against by board chair Julia Poston.

Joining Cincinnati Edition for an overview of Ohio races just ahead of next Tuesday's elections and to discuss this week's top stories are Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Jo Ingles (@joingles); Cincinnati Enquirer government reporter Jessie Balmert (@jbalmert); Enquirer Race and Communities reporter Mark Curnutte (@MarkCurnutte); WCPO reporter Lucy May (@LucyMayCincy); Louisville Courier Journal reporter Thomas Novelly (@tomnovelly); and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.