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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 2 pm, OH

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




COLUMBUS — A Democrat is within striking distance of winning a congressional race in Ohio on Tuesday for an open seat that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades. Both national parties are focusing on the contest for clues about whether Democrats will retake the U.S. House of Representatives in November. By Julie Carr Smyth and Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Jurors have begun deliberations in a convicted serial killer’s resentencing case in the slaying of two Ohio teens. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words, timing uncertain. Developed on merits.


— MAN FATALLY SHOT: Authorities in Huber Heights have identified a man who was shot and died over the weekend in the Dayton suburb in Ohio.

— HOMELESS CAMP: A judge has ordered homeless people to leave their encampments in downtown Cincinnati.

— INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CENTERS: The Scripps Howard Foundation in Cincinnati is investing $6 million to create investigative journalism centers at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland

— POINT BLANK: Two actors with links to Marvel’s “Captain America” film franchise are making a stop in Cincinnati to film a new Netflix original movie “Point Blank.”

— RESTAURANT BURGLARIES: Police in Miamisburg are searching for a man who they say burglarized a Chuck E. Cheese and another restaurant in the Ohio city.

— LAKE MICHIGAN DEATH: Authorities say an Ohio man has died after going missing while swimming at a Lake Michigan beach along northwestern Indiana.

— INMATE ESCAPE: Troopers say an inmate has escaped from a correctional center in Welch, West Virginia, and is considered armed and dangerous.




COLUMBUS — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 530 words, photos.


PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Bills general manager Brandon Beane describes the trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as a low-risk gamble in a bid to address an unsettled position in Buffalo. By John Wawrow. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


UNDATED — Central Florida is trying to follow up on its undefeated season with a new coach, a new defensive cornerstone and the same old high expectations. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 790 words, photos.


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