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

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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. 

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

WCBE files

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

WCBE Files

The Ohio Highway Patrol says fifteen people were killed in crashes over the Memorial Day holiday period. 

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A Pataskala man has been arrested for threatening to detonate bombs in multiple government buildings. 

Franklin and Licking County Sheriff's deputies say no one was injured but a man has been arrested following a multi-jurisdictional chase Wednesday. 

A new report by the Humane Society of the United States highlights inhumane conditions at America's puppy mills. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Monday's air quality alert into today. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police are asking for the public's help in finding a local human trafficking suspect. 

Columbus police say one person is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot last night at Maloney Park in South Linden. 

Columbus police say a woman was killed Saturday night in her driveway when she was knocked to the ground and run over by a pickup truck driven by her son. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for the region today. 

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs is recommending the city's safety director dismiss a police lieutenant. 

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Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft said Friday that police chief James Hughes has died. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of setting the fire that destroyed the Volunteers of America warehouse on Broad Street last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

More Ohioans are expected to travel over this year's Memorial Day holiday period than in 2017. 

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Columbus is ranked 62nd in a new annual report on the nation's top 100 municipal park systems. 

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A car-sharing company says it will leave the Columbus market at the end of the month. 

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A 78 year old restaurant in Columbus' Old North neighborhood is closed for good.  

A Franklin County Grand Jury has cleared two Columbus police officers of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man last January.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A former South-Western City Schools teacher has been indicted for allegedly downloading and distributing child pornography from his Grove City home. 

Columbus police have identified the suspected robber who died Sunday after a struggle with a group of male bystanders who chased him down.  

Columbus Public Health records show 280 of the 822 tobacco retailer officials inspected for violations of the city's Tobacco 21 ordinance failed those inspections. 

The state says central Ohio's unemployment rate for April was 3.4 percent, down a tenth of a point from March. 

Court documents obtained by WCBE show Columbus-based retailer Big Lots has agreed to pay 38 million dollars to settle insider-trading claims from 2012. 

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