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

August 7, 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 will be on 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




WESTERVILLE — President Donald Trump’s preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season’s final high-stakes special election. By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. Polls close at 7:30 p.m. EDT in Ohio.




UNDATED — Democrats hope to grab a House seat that Republicans have held for decades. A tweet from President Donald Trump could tip a GOP gubernatorial primary in Kansas. Democrats continue to decide how far to the left the party should move. And critical Senate races are coming into focus. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


GREENFIELD, Mass. — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren’t here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they’re taking their daily dose of a drug meant to control their heroin cravings. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.


NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump’s attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. 140 words.


— RAINY DAY FUND-OHIO: Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to use a projected budget surplus to fill up the state rainy day fund and lower withholding taxes.

— TRUMP-LEBRON-MELANIA TRUMP: An Ohio public school in Akron that LeBron James helped create says it would welcome a visit from first lady Melania Trump, who broached the idea after her husband insulted the NBA star on Twitter. Also moving on sports wires.

— FATAL OVERDOSES-OHIO: The medical examiner for the county that includes Cleveland says he and law enforcement partners are analyzing a “concerning trend” of 14 fatal overdoses over a five-day period this month, including four on Monday.

— HOMELESS CAMP: Homeless people living along a busy downtown Cincinnati street have dispersed under a judge’s order.

— LAKE ERIE-BODY FOUND: Police say a body has been recovered from Lake Erie near a beach in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid.

— OBIT-ENQUIRER-SCHOTTELKOTTE: Longtime Cincinnati Enquirer journalist Jim Schottelkotte (SHAHT’-ul-kot-ee) has died at age 88. With photo.

— CINCINNATI POLICE-APP: The Cincinnati Police Department hopes its new phone app will help residents stay safe and better communicate with police.

— WRONG-WAY CRASH: Authorities say a wrong-way driver from Huber Heights, Ohio, caused a crash on an interstate near New Castle in eastern Indiana that left the driver of another vehicle dead.

— HIGHWAY CRASH: A 75-year-old man who was driving the wrong way on a busy Michigan highway in Northfield Township has been charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of two Ohio women from suburban Cleveland.




CINCINNATI — The open competition for spots on the Bengals’ offensive line begins with the first preseason game on Thursday. While the left side is set, there’s a rookie at center and competition for both spots on the right side. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6:30 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio State is trying to get back to business as usual while coach Urban Meyer is on paid leave, opening part of Tuesday’s practice to the media even as coaches and players remained off-limits for interviews. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 450 words, photos.


CULVER, Ind. — This small town in northern Indiana annually produces two things when the calendar turns to August: Corn and Notre Dame offensive linemen. By John Fineran. SENT: 700 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians went the rock ‘n’ roll route with a logo for the 2019 All-Star Game that won’t offend. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— BKN--CLIPPERS-CAVALIERS TRADE: The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Sam Dekker in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. By Tom Withers.

— FBN--BROWNS-CALLAWAY-MARIJUANA: Cleveland Browns rookie Antonio Callaway has been cited for marijuana possession, the latest drama involving one of the team’s wide receivers.



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

Save money when traveling abroad by thinking like an economist. By Jay L. Zagorsky, Ohio State University. http://theconversation.com/save-money-when-traveling-abroad-by-thinking-like-an-economist-100860


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