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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 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.

April 11, 2014

 

nurses

Nursing Homes Aim To Cut Billions Spent On Hospitalizations

OPTIMISTIC seeks to reduce Medicaid and Medicare costs by treating patients in nursing homes instead of transferring them to the hospital.

April 4, 2014

 

jenny wendt

Rape Survivor Advocates For Change In Statute Of Limitations

Sexual assault survivor Jenny Wendt is advocating a change to legislature that allows her accused rapist - who confessed to the crime - to walk free.

March 27, 2014

 

Irsay

Irsay Found With $29,000 And Multiple Prescription Bottles

Irsay was arrested earlier this month on four counts of possession of a controlled substance and for operating while intoxicated.

March 19, 2014

 

busy bees

Indiana Will Pay For Pre-K, But Quality Questions Remain

Indiana used to be one of 10 states that didn’t provide any state dollars for preschool — but that’s about to change.

March 18, 2014

 

healthcare.gov

ACA Deadline Looming, Volunteers Push To Enroll Young People

As of February first, the percentage of Hoosiers between the ages of 18 and 34 who enrolled in the federal health exchange was 23 percent.

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