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Jim Letizia

Reporter, News Anchor

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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Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Charlottesville, Virginia police have announced charges against three more people relating to the August 12 white nationalist rally.

Ross County Sheriff's Office

Authorities in Ross County on Saturday will resume searching an area lake for a missing woman. 

marketwatch.com

Sales of existing homes declined in July on the local, state and national levels.

A national study conducted by DePaul University shows Columbus and Phoenix are the two cities with the greatest lack of certain public transportation options.

Dublin Police

Arraignment is scheduled today for a former Dublin Scioto High School teacher indicted on sexual battery charges.

Columbus police say 17-year-old boy was shot and killed yesterday on the south side.

comegetmodified.com

A central Ohio parlor is launching an effort to remove hateful tattoos from people's skin. 

twitter.com

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is asking the FBI to release information on domestic terrorist organizations or hate groups operating in the state.

Drake family

A central Ohio sailor is one of the 10 reported missing following the collison between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore on Monday.

angelfire.com

The City of Oberlin will celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous People's Day instead of the federally recognized Columbus Day holiday.

ohio.edu

Ohio University says an English professor accused of sexually harassing several students will resign effective November 1.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Police say a Confederate soldier statue at a cemetery on the Hilltop has been damaged by vandals who took its head. 

The Open Shelter

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon for one of the operators of The Open Shelter for homeless men in Columbus. 

gig.com

The progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio says President Trump has fallen short so far on his promise to restore blue-collar jobs.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A study by Ohio State University researchers shows algae blooms lower the values of homes on waterways surrounding them.

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he can't see supporting a proposed bailout of Akron-based FirstEnergy's two nuclear plants that's now stalled in the state Legislature.

Getty Images

Nearly a dozen Cleveland Browns players knelt on the sideline during the national anthem before last night's exhibition game against the New York Giants.

wdtn.com

A former Trotwood vice mayor and city council member died in a house fire on Sunday. 

Westerville police are investigating after several residents found religious and ethnic slurs spelled out in shaving cream on their driveways on Sunday.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for today.

cnn.com

Ohio Governor John Kasich says President Trump needs to stabilize his White House staffing issues in order to move his agenda forward.

groveport.nutrislice.com

Charges are pending against a juvenile accused of calling in a threat against the Groveport-Madison schools on Sunday. 

activerain.com

Pickerington police arrested seven people after gunshots were fired near Diley Middle School on Sunday.

columbusneighborhoods.org

The City of Worthington has removed a marker memorializing the birthplace of Confederate General Roswell Ripley from Ripley House after officials say they obtained permission from the property owner.

discovercolumbusoh.com

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Columbus City Hall on Saturday to call for a statue of Christopher Columbus outside of the building to be taken down.

westervillelibrary.org

The Westerville Public Library is no longer charging fines for overdue materials.

thedrinksbusiness.com

Ohio University plans to expand beer sales at it's football games this season. Officials say the move is in response to feedback from customers.

Ohio's unemployment rate for July is 5.2 percent, up two-tenths of a point from June.

Ohio Weslyan University

Sentencing is scheduled October 12 for the man who pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of causing a fatal crash in Upper Arlington early New Year's Day of 2016.

madison-press.com

The former Mount Sterling administrative assistant was sentenced Thursday to 10 days in jail and 21 thousand dollars restitution.

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