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

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The father of one of the four Case Western Reserve University students killed in a Monday night plane crash says they were simply taking a short late-night flight to see the city of Cleveland. The plane crashed and exploded shortly after taking off. A preliminary investigative report on the crash could be issued next week.

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The state Supreme Court says a lower court judge is disqualified from hearing cases after a grand jury indicted him. Judge Lance Mason in Cuyahoga County was indicted Tuesday after his arrest earlier this month for allegedly biting and punching his wife. He will stay disqualified while the indictments are pending.

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A lawyer for a Dayton-area man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store this month has called for a federal civil rights probe. John Crawford III was black while the two officers involved in his shooting are white

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Student squad leaders from Ohio State's marching band have offered themselves as witnesses to a task force reviewing the cultural issues involved in band director Jonathan Waters' firing. In an email distributed by the band's alumni group, the students say documents prove Waters was an advocate for student safety and respect.

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