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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former Columbus schools data official has pleaded no contest to attempted tampering, the first criminal charge in the district's attendance scrubbing scandal. Investigators tell The Columbus Dispatch Stephen Tankovich created a system to alter students' attendance records to improve performance ratings.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland has disciplined 17 fire department supervisors for their roles in a shift-trading scandal. A city audit had found some firefighters paid colleagues rather than trading shifts as they're allowed to do. Supervisors involved got reprimands and shift suspensions ranging from one to three 24-hour shifts.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Highway Patrol says it will be part of a multistate effort to reduce traffic injuries and deaths along interstates 90 and 94. Officers in 15 states will be part of the four-day effort, with a goal of 300 total crashes along the highways and no fatalities.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has dozens of specialty license plates and a lawmaker wants to add celebrating LeBron James' homecoming to the Cavaliers. Representative Bill Patman of Cleveland says the plate would honor the return of Ohio's "prodigal champion."

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