Jim Letizia

Reporter, News Anchor

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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Columbus police shot and wounded a bank robbery suspect after he allegedly raised a gun at officers following a short vehicle pursuit on the northwest side.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman is behind bars, accused of selling a deadly dose of heroin.

Plans are in the works to reduce traffic congestion in Delaware County.

Ohio's unemployment rate for September is 4.8 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a point from August.

Existing home sales rose in September on the state and national levels, but declined locally.


Two Columbus teenagers have been charged with shooting two Linden-McKinley STEM Academy students last week.

Columbus Division of Fire

Columbus Fire officials say the Lieutenant struck by lightning outside of the Columbus Crew's stadium in 2012 died Thursday from an infection he contracted from his injuries.

An Ashville man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison under a plea deal after prosecutors say  thrift store worker found photos of him sexually assaulting a toddler in a tote bag he donated to a charitable organization.


A former Licking County Sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years' probation for sexual harassment. 


A University of Toledo astronomer is getting credit for a major breakthrough.


A pumpkin grown by Washington Township farmer Cecil Weston tipped the scales at the Circleville Pumpkin Show yesterday at more than 15-hundred-50 pounds.


The former head of a red light camera company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for bribing current and former Columbus elected officials. 


Columbus has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index for its policies regarding the LGBTQ community.


Circleville's annual Pumpkin Show begins today.

Lancaster Police

A Lancaster woman has been arrested on charges of scamming disabled adults in Columbus.

Toles family via Columbus Division of Police

The burglary suspect who died in a Columbus house fire has been identified.


Looking to tamp down negative publicity ahead of next month's levy vote, Columbus Board of Education members say they want to work with the community to put an end to violence near schools.

Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff's Office

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to killing a Dublin resident and rival furniture salesman in 1992 and has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

Columbus police are investigating the death of a woman who held officers at bay last night on the east side.

Newark Police

A Newark man will serve twenty years in prison for shooting a police officer.