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

August 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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WESTERVILLE — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed himself ‘5 for 5’ for Tuesday’s Election Day. By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1, 260 words, photos, video.




UNDATED: Democrats didn’t walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn’t have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.


COLUMBUS — Ohio had authority to calculate a giant online charter school’s funding using student participation data rather than only enrollment, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in the latest blow to the now-dismantled e-school. By Kantele Franko and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 780 words, photo.




— OHIO-KAMALA HARRIS: A U.S. senator who’s considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 will keynote an NAACP dinner in Cincinnati.

— OHIO VOTER ROLLS-MAYOR: An Army veteran who found himself in the middle of a U.S. Supreme Court case about whether states can purge voters has resigned as mayor of the village of Oak Harbor in northwest Ohio.

— GIRL TASED BY POLICE: An 11-year-old girl who Cincinnati police say was stealing from a supermarket has been shocked with a Taser stun gun.

— WIFE SHOT-ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: An 80-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his wife and described as having Alzheimer’s disease has been ruled incompetent to stand trial at a hearing in Mansfield.

— CHILD IN SHOPPING CART: An Ohio man accused of leaving his 1-year-old daughter in a shopping cart at a store parking lot in Springfield has pleaded not guilty to a child endangering charge.

— KROGER-TURKEY HILL: Kroger says it is exploring the possible sale of a business unit that produces ice cream and beverages.

— MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Ohio’s governor has sworn in the new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services.




CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft: Mayfield and Giants running back Saquon Barkley. By Tom Withers. SENT: 620 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. By Tom Withers. SENT: 310 words, photo.


AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it. The Austin city council is scheduled to vote on a stadium plan that could pave the way for the Crew to leave Ohio for Texas. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 770 words, photos.


UNDATED: Stanford running back Bryce Love’s decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football’s top individual awards. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 860 words, photos.


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