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Graduating seniors in Ohio schools are breathing a sigh of relief. For the second year in a row, Ohio lawmakers are considering delaying tougher new requirements for a high school diploma because thousands of students are in danger of not being able to graduate. 

State representative Tavia Galonski of Akron says the current alternative pathways to graduation will likely be in effect until 2022. She says this is a win for students.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, January 2:

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The Ohio Department of Education is expanding the number of credentials for high school students who are learning a trade.