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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11:09 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hamilton County Group Calls Sales Tax Proposal Burdensome

A Cincinnati anti-tax group is calling a proposed county sales tax to fund Music Hall and Union Terminal renovations a major burden on the community.

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11:05 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ohio Company Wins Rights To Shipwreck's Gold

SS Central America
Credit wikipedia

A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its fight to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857.

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10:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ex Chauncey Police Chief Charged In Drug Ring

Charles Wachenschwanz
Credit woub.org

Athens County prosecutors say former Chauncey Police Chief Charles Wachenschwanz has been indicted on seven counts, including racketeering, drug and weapons charges.

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7:31 am
Fri July 11, 2014

OSU Gridiron Legend Stillwagon Suing Delaware For False Arrest

Jim Stillwagon
Credit Delaware Police

Former Ohio State football player Jim Stillwagon has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Delaware and the police officer who arrested him for an alleged road-rage shooting in 2012.

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7:24 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Suspect Killed, Probation Officer Wounded At Columbus Condominium

A Franklin County probation officer was shot and wounded on Columbus' South side Thursday morning, and Columbus police say the suspected shooter was killed.

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7:13 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Anchor Hocking To Recall Some Laid-Off Workers In Lancaster

Glass maker Anchor Hocking says its Lancaster plant will resume production next week following a spill of molten glass earlier this week.

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7:03 am
Fri July 11, 2014

More Food-Related Problems Found At Local Prison

Ohio Reformatory for Women

State prisons department inspectors say they found gnats and ants this week in the kitchen of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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6:56 am
Fri July 11, 2014

New CCS Treasurer To Be Named Next Week

Columbus City Schools officials say they will name former Worthington City Schools treasurer Stan Bahorek as the district's new treasurer next week.

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6:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Researchers Near Breakthrough Fighting Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Credit National Institutes of Health

Researchers at Ohio State and Harvard Universities say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough in fighting E. coli and other drug-resistant bacteria.

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6:46 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ohio Soldier Killed In Traffic Accident

Eryk Vencill
Credit whio.com

Funeral services are scheduled today for a U.S. Marine from Ohio who was killed in a crash while on leave.

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6:42 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Man Charged With Raping Teen In Columbus Recreation Center

Brentnell Recreation Center
Credit City of Columbus

Columbus police say they have charged a man with sexually assaulting a girl at a municipal recreation center.

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6:32 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Columbus Boy Dies In Backyard Pool Accident

Columbus Police say a 2-year-old boy died after he was pulled from a swimming pool last night at his home on the Southwest side.

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6:29 am
Fri July 11, 2014

State Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit Prompted By Botched Execution

Dennis McGuire

The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of Dennis McGuire, who repeatedly gasped and snorted during his January execution.

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11:51 am
Thu July 10, 2014

CCS Treasurer Search Down To Two Candidates

Penny Rucker
Credit Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools officials have chosen two finalists from a pool of 17 people who applied to become the district's treasurer.

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11:46 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Tanker Truck Overturns In Fairfield County

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say the driver of a tanker truck was injured this morning when his vehicle overturned near the intersection of state Route 188 and Royalton Road in Hocking Township.

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7:32 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbus Investigators Seek Additional Victims Of Alleged Rapist

William Jarrett
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police are seeking more victims of an accused serial rapist.

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7:28 am
Thu July 10, 2014

OU Opens College In Dublin

OU plans for college of osteopathic medicine
Credit Ohio University

Ohio University opened a college of osteopathic medicine yesterday in Dublin with a class of 50 future primary-care doctors.

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7:24 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbus Zoo Delays Levy Request

There will not be a Columbus Zoo levy on the November ballot.

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7:18 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Fairfield County Man Charged In Fundraising Scam

Kelly Neal
Credit Fairfield County Sheriff

At least nine Fairfield County businesses and residents are out hundreds of dollars through a fundraising scam.

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7:15 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Former Cleveland Indian Veryzer Passes Away

Former Cleveland Indians infielder TomVeryzer died this week at the age of 61.

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