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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 Columbus woman was killed Monday night in a freak accident at a Vine Street parking garage.  

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The Ohio National Guard has removed two soldiers from duty at today's Presidential Inauguration after the FBI vetted them for possible sympathies with far-right groups.  

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The FBI says evidence shows two Ohio Militia members arrested after attending the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol planned to target the Ohio Statehouse.  

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Rumpke says its central Ohio customers may now place number-five plastic products out for recycling.

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Two people tied to an Ohio militia group are under arrest after attending the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.

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FBI agents searched a home in the Champaign County village of Woodstock on Sunday related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Columbus Division of Police

Federal prosecutors Friday provided an update on Thursday's discovery of two bodies buried and covered in concrete in the basement of a Hilltop home.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A Wilmington man has been charged in connection with last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol building.

Federal authorities say two bodies were found encased in concrete Wednesday on the Hilltop.  

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Ohio State University reports logging thousands of COVID-19 policy violations and issuing 446 formal reprimands during the fall semester.

The City of Columbus says it will install 125 more hand sanitizer stations at parks and playgrounds when the weather gets warmer.  

Ohio Department of Health

One state has been added to Ohio's COVID-19 travel advisory, bringing the total to nineteen.

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State authorities have cited a Columbus bar for multiple health code and COVID-19 violations during Monday night's college football national championship game.

Records show the white now former Columbus police officer who shot and killed unarmed black man Andre Hill had previously been disciplined for excessive use of force.  

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A Florida man and former Ohio police officer has been charged with making online threats involving potential violence in Washington, D.C. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a Columbus man who was arrested in 2019 for filming a Columbus police SWAT team serving a search warrant in his neighborhood.

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OSU Medical Center officials say the Schottenstein Center will serve as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

Electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors says it now has more than 100 thousand orders for its new pickup truck.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has activated 580 National Guard members in preparation for what the FBI identified as potential armed protests by President Trump's supporters in Columbus and every other state capital this weekend.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 6,088 new cases of COVID-19  and 28 new deaths.

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to a string of fatal armed robberies of internet cafes.

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Staff at the Toledo Blade are at odds with ownership, saying owners are altering pieces written by journalists to soften stories critical of President Trump.  

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Twenty seven staffers at OSU East Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ohio Department of Health

Five states have been added to Ohio's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.

wikipedia

A spokesperson for Ohio Attorney General David Yost says the Republican has tested positive for COVID-19.

ccsoh.us

Columbus City Schools have extended the suspension of all in-person athletic and extracurricular activities through at least January 23.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state will move to the second phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in two weeks.

Ohio Congress members Jim Jordan, Warren Davidson and Bob Gibbs say they will join with other Republican House and Senate members today in objecting to certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

Associated Press

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law a gun rights bill eliminating an individual's duty to retreat before using force.

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