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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's unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in December, unchanged from November. 

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A Cincinnati City Council member has been subpoeaned for her role in an open meetings case. 

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Court documents show former Columbus tv weatherman Mike Davis will plead guilty to four child porn charges on January 30th. 

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The Columbus safety director has upheld the police chief's recommendation and fired two former vice officers involved in the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels. 

A coalition of unions and community groups is working to place on the statewide ballot this fall a constitutional amendment to raise Ohio’s minimum wage by nearly 50 percent to 13-dollars an hour by 2025. 

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Maumee Municipal Court judge Dan Hazard is apologizing to the community for homophobic views he shared in an article he wrote for Ohio State University's student newspaper in 1993. 

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The father of former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 21 charges in connection with an exotic cat he allegedly owned.  

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Stickers with the words  "It's Okay To Be White" have been found at Binns Elementary School and Crossroads United Methodist Church.  

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Sandusky County Commissioners have appointed an interim county prosecutor. 

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The father of former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott failed to appear in Fairfield County court yesterday.  

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies have obtained a court summons for the wife of former Cincinnati Bengals player Brad St. Louis. 

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Two people were arrested Monday during a protest of police brutality at the Martin Luther King Junior Birthday Breakfast in Columbus. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol says two people were killed in a one-vehicle crash in Morrow County Sunday morning. 

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Schools, federal and city offices are closed today for the Martin Luther King Junior Day Holiday. 

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The Sandusky County prosecutor who was accused of sexually harassing female employees before pleading guilty to a lesser charge has resigned from office. 

Columbus Humane agents are investigating after at least eleven dogs were possibly poisoned in North Linden. 

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an overloaded crane is to blame for a downtown Cleveland construction accident. 

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The Simon Kenton Council's Board is moving to delay any sale of council owned properties, including two Boy Scout camps.  

Columbus police are investigating a data breach at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. 

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A Chillicothe man is accused of brutally killing a puppy because it was barking.  

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Columbus police say an officer was bitten by a coyote last night on the north side, promting authorities to shoot and kill the animal. 

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The Miami Trace Local Schools are closed today due to a high volume of influenza B cases.

Sentencing is scheduled February 6th for a Columbus teen who has pleaded guilty to charges of striking and killing a pedestrian during a high-speed chase last year. 

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Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan says he will use data collected over the New Year's holiday to ask officials to fund expansion of the Shot Spotter technology into east side  neighborhoods.  

 Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies have charged six people following a human trafficking sting in the Canal Winchester area. 

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Columbus police have charged a fourth suspect in the death of a school bus driver.  

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Sandwiches sold in Ohio are being recalled because of concerns over possible Listeria contamination.  

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An Athens man has been convicted on charges of kidnapping his three children in April 2018. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther last ngiht unveiled a plan aimed at rejuvenating the Hilltop.  

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Columbus and Franklin County leaders yesterday unveiled a new plan to address the opioid crisis. 

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