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 Mark Gillispie is on the desk until 5 p.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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CINCINNATI -- Police and fire recruits in Ohio are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the city's police and fire departments' application processes include questions about applicants' "most unusual sex acts" and how many times they've had sex outdoors. A police union president said he supports questions that would indicate a recruit's "law-breaking exposure" but doesn't understand how the sex questions are relevant. SENT: 350 words.



— REMAINS FOUND-MAN CHARGED: Authorities say remains found in a shallow grave in the backyard of an Ohio home are those of a missing woman and that her boyfriend has been charged with murder.

— STATE FAIR-RIDE MALFUNCTION: The Ohio State Fair has ended its relationship with a New Jersey company that operated a ride that killed a man when it broke apart in July 2017.

— BODY FOUND-MISSING STUDENT: A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claimed the state of Ohio failed to supervise the man eventually convicted of killing her.

— GRADUATION PHOTOS-GUN: Kent State University says it will allow a rally in support of Second Amendment gun rights to be held on campus as long as no one brings a gun to the event.

— DRINKING WATER-OHIO: The former superintendent of a village water plant in northeast Ohio has pleaded no contest ahead of his misdemeanor trial for failing to notify residents of high lead levels in drinking water.

— MAGISTRATE RESIGNS: An Ohio court magistrate says he was forced to resign after being seen in surveillance videos chasing a woman and leading her back to his courtroom to have her arrested.

— LAKE ERIE-GAME FISH: Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says data show this year's hatches for walleye and yellow perch in Lake Erie are above average and portend a bright future for the popular game fish.


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