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

August 24, 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. Mark Gillispie takes the desk starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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COLUMBUS -- President Donald Trump’s mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premier swing state, but Ohio and the state Republican Party are deeply divided by his presidency. No state has featured an uglier prolonged public clash between the Republican president and a sitting Republican governor. The red-hot intraparty feud threatens to undermine the GOP’s chances come November. Trump is headlining a state GOP fundraising dinner Friday, but Gov. John Kasich won’t attend. By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 925 words. With AP Photos.


COLUMBUS -- A two-term Ohio state senator who was backed by both President Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic, has won a congressional special election, retaining a coveted open House seat for Republicans. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 655 words. With AP Photos.


COLUMBUS -- President Donald Trump has arrived in Ohio to tour a hospital, meet with supporters and address state Republicans. Trump traveled to Columbus on Friday with his wife, Melania. The couple was to tour the neonatal intensive care unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to learn about treatment for babies affected by the opioid epidemic. Trump is also attending a fundraiser for a Republican U.S. House candidate and headlining the Ohio Republican Party’s state dinner. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 180 words. Will be updated from events. With AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — A suspect is dead following a police-involved shooting in an incident that left the officer with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said Friday. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 250 words by 6 p.m. AP Photos.



— PARASITIC ILLNESS-MCDONALD’S: Federal health officials say they’ve confirmed more than 500 cases of people who became sick with an intestinal illness after eating McDonald’s salads.

— OFFICER SHOT-OHIO: Police say a Cincinnati officer’s injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening after he was shot and taken to a hospital.

— POLICE SHOOTING-WOMAN KILLED: Police in Ohio’s capital city have released the identities of a woman fatally shot inside an unmarked police vehicle and the officer who killed her.

— OHIO COMPANY-OSHA CITATION: Federal officials say a steel supply company in Mansfield where an employee was fatally injured has been cited for allegedly failing to protect workers from tip-over hazards.

— FATAL CRASH: Police in suburban Dayton have identified a woman who was killed in a crash.

— BLACK RHINO BIRTH: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has welcomed a new baby eastern black rhino.




FORT YATES, N.D. -- Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has officially become a member of the Standing Rock Sioux. Irving and his older sister, Asia Irving, took part Thursday in a traditional Native American ceremony recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe’s long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. They were honored with Lakota names during a ritual in a packed auditorium. Their late mother was a member of the tribe and lived on the reservation until her adoption at an early age. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 655 words. With AP photos.


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