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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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A federal judge has ordered the U.S. EPA to get to work on stopping the growth of  future algae blooms in Lake Erie.  

Heath police say one man was shot and killed and a woman was wounded early Thursday inside of a Conn Way Drive home. 

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says a Bloom-Carroll high school student charged in the traffic-crash death of her classmate was driving more than 90 miles-per-hour when the accident happened last month. 

Ohio House of Representatives

Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is stepping down immediately, moving up the May 1 resignation he announced earlier this week amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities with payday lending industry lobbyists. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County jury has acquitted one of two men charged in a fatal shootout on I-70 near James Road in 2016.  

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Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he's had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says it was "highly inappropriate" for Ohio Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine to call Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger in the middle of a federal investigation and the exchange should be investigated.

A company that processes mail-order prescriptions says it will close its offices on Phillipi Road in June, costing 456 people their jobs. 

A federal judge has sentenced two Columbus brothers to prison time for operating a large oxycodone ring. 

The supplier of a fertility clinic storage tank at University Hospitals in Cleveland says its equipment did not malfunction or cause the loss of more than 4 thousand eggs and embryos. 

Investigative notes from the State Auditor's office show Columbus City Schools officials interviewed in secret  four semi- finalists in the recently scrubbed search for a new superintendent. 

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Today is Equal Pay Day, marking how far into 2018 women have to work to earn the wages of their male counterparts in 2017. 

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The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of Monday's crash that claimed the life of a Northland High School student.  

The Columbus City Attorney's office is asking a court for a six month stay  in the city and state’s lawsuit against the Columbus Crew SC, owner Anthony Precourt and Major League Soccer to provide local investors an opportunity to purchase the team. 

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 Ohio State University President Michael Drake says the school has formed a task force to improve parking garage safety and examine mental health resources for students after two people jumped or fell from the Ohio Union South parking garage over the last week. 

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A Columbus City Schools principal has been charged with soliciting a prostitute. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved the second year of a planned five-year contract with Rumpke for curbside recycling and yard waste pickup. 

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The owner of two Miami Valley shopping malls wants to buy Elder-Beerman's parent company.  

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police arrested a man who allegedly shot his wife and teen daughter at their Willoway Circle South home and then put them in his car to drive to a hospital. 

Columbus police say they have made an arrest out of a double-shooting Saturday night on the north side. 

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A Franklin County grand jury has declined to indict a Columbus police officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in April of last year. 

Ohio State University's Board of Trustees has officially revoked comedian Bill Cosby's honorary Doctor of Education degree, presented in 2001.  

Westerville Police

A former Westerville and Columbus school teacher who faked cancer will not head to prison. 

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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says General Motors allowed the harassment of a black employee at the firm's plant in Toledo to go unchecked last year.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County jury has acquitted the black man stomped by a white Columbus police officer last year of firing of a gun into a Maize Road home after threatening the occupants. 

U.S. Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine from Dayton is among those killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday in California. 

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The Clintonville chiropractor charged with sexually assaulting dozens of patients is no longer able to practice medicine. 

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An Ohio State University Board of Trustees' committee has approved a two-year contract extension for football coach Urban Meyer. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected placing on the May ballot a proposed Columbus City Charter amendment expanding the size of city council and imposing campaign contribution limits. 

The National Weather Service has confirmed an F-1 tornado with winds up to 110 miles-per-hour touched down in Grove City Tuesday.

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