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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Ohio-based retailer The Andersons says it'll close its general stores in Columbus amid multimillion-dollar losses in its retail division.

Columbus firefighters are investigating a house fire as a possible arson.

Ohio Public Radio

A grassroots effort is underway to raise awareness of women's rights.

Ohio Public Radio

Central Ohio will pause today to remember the life and legacy of slain civil rights activist Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

The Miami Trace Local and Washington Court House City Schools are closed today as authorities investigate what they call a security threat.

WCBE Files

A Columbus man will face a judge today after ten months on the run. 

The Columbus City Attorney’s office has filed a complaint in Franklin County Environmental Court against Natalia’s Carry Out on Summit Street, saying it is a hub of illegal activity.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

A Clark County Judge has scheduled a February 9 hearing to determine whether a Springfield teen accused of killing his brother after an argument over Halloween candy will be tried as an adult.

Associated Press

Cleveland search crews have recovered more human remains from the wreckage of a corporate jet carrying six central Ohioans that crashed shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport two weeks ago.

The company that runs a Zanesville nursing home has been ordered to repay 129 thousand dollars fraudulently obtained from Medicare and Medicaid.


The U.S. Department of the Interior has declared the Eldean Covered Bridge near Troy as a National Historic Landmark, citing it as the longest example of bridges designed by Stephen Long in the 19th century.


Another piece of a missing aircraft is being added to dozens of others. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for injecting her father with a fatal dose of heroin.

Columbus fire officials say arson is the cause of the January 2nd blaze that destroyed the Volunteers of America warehouse on West Broad Street.

WCBE Files

Three Columbus Blue Jackets have been named NHL All-Star game participants. 

Whitehall police have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in the backyard of a Westphal Avenue home on Sunday morning.

Scioto County Sheriff's Office

Scioto County Sheriff's deputies have charged a man with shooting and killing a woman at her home on Monday night.

Thirteen people have been indicted in Franklin County for allegedly participating in a multi-state prescription pill ring.

Underwater Marine Contractors

Cleveland authorities have confirmed remains found in a seat of a plane that vanished from radar after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport on December 29  are human. 

A West Virginia judge has revealed terms of a settlement of a lawsuit filed against Dublin-based Cardinal Health, alleging it fed the Mountaineer state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.