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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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

State health officials Sunday reported 6,808 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 new deaths.

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Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is scheduled to deliver a eulogy at a memorial service Tuesday for the unarmed black man shot and killed by a white Columbus police officer in December.

The City of Columbus saw 175 homicides in 2020, shattering the record of 143 set in 2017.  

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The Mid-Ohio Food Bank Collective's pantry is expanding it's operations to meet a growing demand fueled in large part by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State health officials Wednesday reported more than 8 thousand new cases of COVID-19 and 133 new deaths.

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A serial killer linked to nearly 60 murders, including at least one in Central Ohio, has died in California.  

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Columbus police say two women were stabbed and killed Tuesday, and the suspect is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting to commit suicide.

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The second Columbus Police officer on the Andre Hill shooting scene says she saw no threats or weapons but did not have a clear view of the scene.  

State health officials Monday reported 4,519 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 new deaths.

Hours after an administrative hearing, the Columbus Public Safety Director has ordered a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man last week be fired.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says two Ohio University students died Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Dairy Lane near South Park Drive in Athens.

Marion police are calling the deaths of a husband and wife found in the garage of their East Center Street home Saturday an apparent murder-suicide.

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