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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

CONVICTED COIN DEALER-CLEMENCY

TOLEDO — Gov. John Kasich has asked the state Parole Board to hold a hearing on a clemency request for a former Toledo-area coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal that also ensnared a former governor. SENT: 390 words.

EXCHANGE-RESEARCH DOG-MUSCULAR DISTROPHY

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - When Austin Stelly, a 14-year-old from Arnaudville, Louisiana, met College Station resident Kyle Cox while the two were receiving treatment at a Cincinnati hospital, he fell in love with Cox's service dog, Amber. By Rebecca Fiedler, The Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 730 words, photos. Member exchange moved in advance on Ohio wires July 25, 2018. For release Sunday, July 29, after 1:01 a.m. EDT. Mandatory member credit.

BRIEFS:

— SERIAL KILLER RELEASE: A court date to determine whether or not an Ohio man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders with his brother will be released from prison has been set for August.

— TIBERI CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS: Former Ohio congressman Pat Tiberi (TEE'-behr-ee) is donating his official papers to his alma mater, Ohio State University.

— INMATE VAN-CRASH: The State Highway Patrol says an inmate transport van struck an unoccupied, disabled vehicle on the side of a road in northeastern Ohio and four inmates were injured.

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SPORTS:

BOX--GARCIA-EASTER

LOS ANGELES — Mikey Garcia added the IBF lightweight belt to his WBC title on Saturday night, dominating the previously unbeaten Robert Easter for a clear unanimous decision victory. SENT: 580 words, photos.

CAR--INDYCAR-MID-OHIO

LEXINGTON — Five-time race winner Scott Dixon will try to extend his IndyCar Series points lead even though he starts ninth in Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. Ohio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, developing.

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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.

After summit Russians like Trump more, Americans less. By Erik C. Nisbet, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/after-summit-russians-like-trump-more-americans-less-100502

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