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

August 24, 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. Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 4:30 p.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OHIO-TRUMP DIVISIONS

COLUMBUS -- President Donald Trump’s mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premier swing state, but Ohio and the state Republican Party are deeply divided by his presidency. No state has featured an uglier prolonged public clash between the Republican president and a sitting Republican governor. The red-hot intraparty feud threatens to undermine the GOP’s chances come November. Trump is headlining a state GOP fundraising dinner Friday, but Gov. John Kasich won’t attend. By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 925 words. With AP Photos.

OHIO PRIMARY-HOUSE SPECIAL

COLUMBUS -- A two-term Ohio state senator who was backed by both President Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic, has won a congressional special election, retaining a coveted open House seat for Republicans. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2:30 p.m. With AP Photos.

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BRIEFS:

— OHIO COMPANY-OSHA CITATION: Federal officials say a steel supply company in Ohio where an employee was fatally injured has been cited for allegedly failing to protect workers from tip-over hazards.

— FATAL CRASH: Police in suburban Dayton have identified a woman who was killed in a crash.

— BLACK RHINO BIRTH: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has welcomed a new baby eastern black rhino. With AP Photos.

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