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Jim Letizia

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Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.

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Ohio State University's Medical Center plans to hire 350 clinicians and 150 research scientists over the next five years. 

Columbus police have identified the wheelchair-bound pedestrian killed Saturday evening while crossing Kanawha Avenue at North High Street. 

Newark Police

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for a foster father in Newark charged with child endangerment in the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care.

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Columbus City Council last night approved spending 104 thousand dollars to support a community festival in the Wedgewood neighborhood and hire two so-called 'violence intervention specialists' for the city’s Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success program. 

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's purging of voters who have not cast ballots for several years. 

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Former London city auditor Nicholas Szabo was sentenced last week to one month in jail and two years' probation following his conviction on theft in office charges. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal three-vehicle crash Saturday on State Route 37 near Township Road 175 in Delaware County. 

Columbus police say a pedestrian is hospitalized in critical condition at after being struck by a vehicle involved in an accident last night in the downtown area. 

Westerville Police

Bond is set at two million dollars for the Westerville man charged with killing his wife.

mariettatimes.com

The Ohio Attorney General's office says Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings has been indicted on misdemeanor counts of coercion and sexual imposition. 

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A new planetarium opens this Saturday at The Works in downtown Newark. 

Columbus city officials are pumping more money into gun violence prevention efforts.  

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed and threated a woman on Wednesday. 

Columbus police say a man and woman are dead following an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday at a southwest side home. 

A new survey by the executive firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas shows Ohio had the fourth-most job losses of any state in May. 

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The owners of the Blue Danube restaurant in Columbus' Old North neighborhood say the eatery will reopen under new ownership. 

Grove City Police

The man convicted of raping and killing an Ohio State University student last year has ended the appeals process in his case. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Westerville police say a mental health counselor sexually abused a child in his care.  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources say crews have recovered the body of a man who fell off his boat on Alum Creek Lake on Sunday. 

Westerville Police

Westerville police say a man killed his wife in their home last night.  

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus police lieutenant who was recommended for termination by the chief has filed a lawsuit against the division. 

alumnigroups.osu.edu

A former Ohio State University offensive linesman has been charged with assaulting a police officer outside of a Dublin-area bar last Friday. 

cleveland.com

Former Cleveland Browns general manager Dwight Clark has passed away from complications of ALS.  

cbsnews.com

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing GOP Congressional leadership to stand up to President Trump on tariffs and immigration.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy today is scheduled to announce where 56 medical marijuana dispensaries will be located in 28 geographic districts. 

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A local LGBTQ group will hold it's own pride parade this year as it's dispute with Stonewall Columbus continues.  

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The Olentangy Local Schools have agreed to settle three lawsuits by the families of victims of  a former elementary school teacher convicted of molesting students.  

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have made an arrest in the city's 50th homicide of the year. 

clickondetroit.com

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says the Republican Party he knew is gone.  

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The panel managing Nationwide Arena said this week it will close the fiscal year June 30th with a nearly 109 thousand dollar profit. 

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