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AP-OH--Ohio News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, OH

August 8, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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 — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,130 words, photos, video.




UNDATED: Democrats didn’t walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn’t have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. Even a too-close-to-call result was a sign of Democratic momentum and offered clues for how to run in November. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 700 words, photos.


— OHIO-KAMALA HARRIS: A U.S. senator who’s considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 will keynote an NAACP dinner in Cincinnati.

— GIRL TASED BY POLICE: An 11-year-old girl who Cincinnati police say was stealing from a supermarket has been shocked with a Taser stun gun.

— CHILD IN SHOPPING CART: An Ohio man accused of leaving his 1-year-old daughter in a shopping cart at a store parking lot in Springfield has pleaded not guilty to a child endangering charge.

— MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Ohio’s governor has sworn in the new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services.




AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it. The Austin city council is scheduled to vote on a stadium plan that could pave the way for the Crew to leave Ohio for Texas. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.


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