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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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Grove City Police

A Franklin County jury has convicted the man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing an Ohio State University student last year. 

Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority

Columbus could soon have its first one-thousand-room hotel.  

Columbus City Council last night voted to lift the moratorium on the number of taxis licensed by the city that has been in effect for several years. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol says fifteen people were injured in a Sunday night crash that shut down U.S. 23 in both directions south of Marion. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for January was 4.7 percent, down two-tenths of a point from December's revised figure. 

wbir.com

The judge who presided over the fraud trial of several executives of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has ordered the release of secret recordings filled with racist and misogynistic comments. 

hrc.org

The City of Columbus has again received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's latest Municipal Equality Index

Columbus Division of Police

Police have arrested two Columbus men in connection with the slayings of a west side couple on New Year's Day. 

Circleville police say they have charged a 14-year-old boy with making a threat against the city's schools. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Beechcroft High School student for allegedly threatening a school shooting earlier this year. 

Following their counterparts in Columbus, Whitehall City Council members this week approved a measure prohibiting dog owners from tethering their canines and leaving them unattended outdoors during overnight hours. 

Kirkersville police chief Jeff Finley announced at last night's city council meeting that he is resigning. 

newarkcityschools.org

Newark Police have arrested an eighth-grader for making violent threats against his school, Liberty Middle.

legacy.com

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for a U.S. Army soldier from central Ohio who was a prisoner during the Korean War. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of threatening a shooting inside of a  gay bar. 

Ohio Public Radio

State Auditor David Yost says the Columbus City Schools may have to conduct another search for a superintendent.  

celebfamily.com

New Albany billionaire Les Wexner is again the richest man in Ohio, according to this year's list by Forbes Magazine of the wealthiest people in the world. 

Heath Police

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Heath man charged in Monday's death of his 3-month-old daughter. 

si.com

Major League Soccer and the Columbus Crew SC have relased a joint statement responding to the lawsuit filed by Ohio’s attorney general and the city to stop the team's planned  move to Austin, Texas. 

battelle.com

Columbus-based Battelle say it will lay off 260 central Ohio employees and another 90 around the country as part of a cost-cutting effort. 

eventbrite.com

A Dublin Coffman High School student died Monday during band practice. 

Mike Foley

Columbus City Council last night approved placing on the May ballot a measure adding two members to the seven-seat panel, with all members being elected from districts or wards by all local voters. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a two-vehicle crash Sunday that killed a Marion man. 

cnn.com

President Trump is embracing the potential for a trade war after announcing his intent to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. 

A Bloom-Carroll High School student was killed and another treated for injuries after a crash in Fairfield County Friday night. 

Lancaster fire officials have identified the man killed in a house fire early Saturday. 

stonewallcolumbus.org

Stonewall Columbus Director Karla Rothan, who came under fire last year after four African-American protesters were arrested during the Columbus Pride parade, has announced in a letter that she is retiring. 

Hilliard Police

A grand jury has indicted a former Hilliard city employee for stealing 540 thousand dollars from municipal pools.

newarkadvocate.com

The former head of a Hebron military equipment supplier has been charged with stealing 1.6 million dollars from the firm.

Genoa Township police say a 16-year-old Westerville Central High School student has been arrested for allegedly exchanging text messages threatening violence against students, officers and himself.

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