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

August 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

SERIAL KILLER RELEASE

TOLEDO — A man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders with his brother in Ohio could soon find out whether a judge will release him from prison. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2 p.m. hearing with 130-word updates from hearing, followed by 500 words by 5 p.m.

GIRL TASED BY POLICE

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati officials say policy on using stun guns on children needs to be reviewed after authorities including the chief questioned shocking an 11-year-old girl accused of stealing from a supermarket. By Angie Wang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 3 p.m.

BRIEFS:

— HOMELESS CAMP: A federal judge has again refused to block Cincinnati-area authorities from clearing tent cities that homeless people have been forming.

— CORDRAY ADS-OHIO CHANNEL: The head of Ohio’s government TV channel says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray shouldn’t be using its footage in campaign ads, but Cordray says he’ll continue doing it.

— FATAL CRASH: Authorities in southwest Ohio say one person has died in a crash involving two vehicles and heavy machinery in Reily Township near Oxford.

— AREA CODE: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in Columbus says another area code will be added in some western and southern portions of the state.

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SPORTS:

SOC--MLS-COLUMBUS CREW-AUSTIN

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin City Council votes Thursday on a stadium proposal that could pave the way for Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to move to Texas. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

FBC--PICK SIX-BACK FROM INJURY: Florida State quarterback Deandre Francois is happy to be playing football again and is trying to get his job back. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BBA--INDIANS-MARTIN

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti isn’t sure how long Leonys Martin will be sidelined after the outfielder was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a non-baseball related condition Thursday. SENT: 270 words, photos.

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EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

Republicans may be panicking over Ohio’s special election results. By Nathaniel Swigger, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/republicans-may-be-panicking-over-ohios-special-election-results-101235

Race of mass shooters influences how the media cover their crimes, new study shows. By Laura Frizzell, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/race-of-mass-shooters-influences-how-the-media-cover-their-crimes-new-study-shows-100152

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