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Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

Recent Posts by Sara Wittmeyer

May 30, 2014

 

Grocery co-op

Indianapolis Ranks Worst In The Nation For Food Deserts

Residents on Indianapolis' east side must travel several miles to the nearest grocery store--a task that is difficult for many that do not own cars.

May 23, 2014

 

Indianapolis 500

Indy 500 Could Increase Cases Of Sex Trafficking

The Indy 500 and other large events tend to boost demand for sex, which, in turn, increases sex trafficking.

May 19, 2014

 

prison

Indiana Finds Replacement Lethal Injection Drug

Indiana had to find a new lethal injection drug to replace Pentathol which is in short supply.

May 19, 2014

 

League Stadium

Historic Baseball Trail Links Landmarks In Southern Indiana

The Heartland Historic Baseball Trail connects six sites in Southern Indiana and Louisville, Ky.

May 14, 2014

 

replica of Columbusâ 15th century Santa Maria

Santa Maria Looters Create Need For Quick Excavation

Treasure hunters have already looted a ship off the coast of Haiti that could be Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.

May 2, 2014

 

Lower Bronson Cave - Spring Mill State Park, Indiana

State Parks Open Some Caves After White Nose Syndrome

The state is providing limited cave access as part of a pilot program. The caves were originally closed because of a bat disease called white nose syndrome.

May 1, 2014

 

Shadows Of Innocence: Sexual Assault Among Indiana's Youth helped start a discussion about sexual assault, particularly among teenage girls.

State Allocates $65,000 To Study Teen Sexual Assault

Indiana ranks second to worst in the country for the number of rapes against teenage girls.

April 22, 2014

 

Deanne Weaver

Local Runner Completes Boston: ‘It Was Wonderful!’

A Columbus-area runner who didn't get to finish last year's Boston Marathon, ran the 26.2 miles yesterday and crossed the iconic finish line.

April 21, 2014

 

indy half marathon

Harsh Winter Keeps Indy Mini Marathon From Selling Out

The 500 Festival Mini Marathon has not sold all of its 35,000 slots this year, despite selling out for the past 12 years.

April 18, 2014

 

DeAnne Weaver

Columbus Resident Seeks To Finish Boston Marathon

DeAnne Weaver and her sister Beth Carr were less than a mile from the finish line last year when two bombs exploded.

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