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

August 12, 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. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 7:30 a.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as “a brown dude with a funny name.” The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the Hamilton County clerk of court’s post that had been in Republican hands for a century. Now the 35-year-old attorney-turned-politician wants to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot. By Dan Sewell and Bill Barrow. UPCOMING: 970 words, timing uncertain.




SARASOTA, Fla. — A candidate for the Florida Legislature is being accused of lying about graduating from college in Ohio and then producing a fake diploma after a website questioned her about it. SENT: 300 words.


WELLINGTON — A coalition opposed to the sale of Confederate flags at a county fair in northeast Ohio has posted billboards objecting to the sales. SENT: 280 words.


CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Indians fan who missed a game after she was hit by a train 52 years ago had the chance to see the team play this season after the Indians honored the tickets she had saved from 1966. By Marc Bona. SENT: 1,000 words. An AP Member Exchange. Mandatory member credit.


— MOBILE HOME PARK-FATAL SHOOTING: A sheriff’s office says a man was found shot at a mobile home park in Ohio and has died.

— POLICE SHOOTING-OHIO: Authorities have identified a man they say was fatally shot by police after he emerged from a hotel room in Ohio’s capital city and fired shots at officers.

— SHOOTING-FOUR INJURED: Police say a fight broke out a party and two children and two adults in the area were shot and injured in Ohio’s capital city.

— COLUMBUS ORCHESTRA-CONTRACT: The Columbus Symphony has announced a new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month.




MASON — Serena Williams expects to play the Western & Southern Open beginning Monday, two weeks after she suffered the most lopsided loss of her career and cited postpartum emotions as a factor. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6:30 p.m.


BEREA — He’s still Baker the backup. Despite rookie Baker Mayfield’s stellar performance in his NFL preseason debut, the Cleveland Browns are not moving the No. 1 overall pick into the starting lineup ahead of Tyrod Taylor. By Tom Withers. SENT: 480 words, photos.


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