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

August 9, 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 will be on the desk starting at 8 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

SERIAL KILLER RELEASE

TOLEDO — A judge is allowing the release of an inmate who confessed to killing three people in Ohio during a string of murders in the 1980s. By John Seewer. SENT: 540 words, photos.

GIRL TASED BY POLICE

CINCINNATI — Some officials in Cincinnati are calling for a change to police policy after an officer used his stun gun to shock an 11-year-old Ohio girl suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket. By Angie Wang. SENT: 490 words.

GREAT LAKES-EXOTIC PLANKTON

BRIDGEPORT, N.Y. — Researchers say two new exotic zooplankton species have crept into the Great Lakes. SENT: 290 words.

BRIEFS:

— OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR: Former UFC champion Mark Coleman says he’s among the victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 former students.

— HOMELESS CAMP: An Ohio judge has barred homeless people from setting up encampments anywhere in Hamilton County, the latest development in a weekslong sweep of the tent cities in Cincinnati.

— FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN: Police say a 13-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy last month in Cincinnati has been arrested on a charge of reckless homicide and other counts.

— 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 — The Austin City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a new stadium plan that could trigger a move by Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to Texas. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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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