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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The Ohio Highway Patrol says alcohol is a suspected factor in Friday night's fatal crash in Delaware County. 

WCBE files

Nearly 10 thousand people marched and danced along the streets of downtown Columbus Saturday while an even larger crowd looked on during the Pride parade. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Saturday's Air Quality Alert into Sunday. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for May was 4.3 percent, unchanged from April.

A new analysis indicates home equity wealth is rising statewide. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol says three people were killed Thursday in separate motorcycle crashes in the Columbus area. 

The Montgomery County Coroner's office will peform an autopsy on the body of a Pike Couty woman found dead on Monday. 


Whitehall firefighters are opening their doors to help opioid addicts.

Funeral arrangements are pending for an Ohio-born Olympic athlete. 

Pike County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff's officials say deputies responding to a Waverly home on Wednesday shot and killed the suspect who was wanted on a drug arrest warrant. 

Columbus City Attorney's Office

The City of Columbus has filed a complaint against a parent corporation based both in Columbus and Nebraska, saying two of its subsidiaries that own 11 blighted local properties were created as a shield from liability. 

A new report shows only two of the ten most common jobs in Ohio pay enough for a worker to rent a two-bedroom apartment. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to launch a study of drones as a way to monitor traffic.

Ohio State University has suspended a fraternity through August 2022 for hazing, alcohol and safety violations. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting Wednesday on the north side. 

Upper Arlington Police

The man charged with Upper Arlington's first murder in eight years is free on his own recognizance. 

A Democratic state lawmaker is hopeful majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate will approve his house-passed bill designating every June 12 as Superman Day in the state.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 73-year-old Hancock County woman is the first state resident to contract salmonella from pre-cut melons.

FIFA officials voted today in Moscow on the host country for the 2026 World Cup. 


Funeral services are pending for Memorial Tournament co-founder Pandel Savic, who has died at the age of 92. 

WCBE files

Dozens of Columbus City Schools employees will be moving under one roof. 

Upper Arlington police say the suspect in the city's first murder in eight years has turned himself in.  

The City of Columbus is accepting public comment through June 29 on its proposal to limit public parking on some streets in the Schumacher Place and Southern Orchards neighborhoods near  Children's Hospital. 

Ohio State University's Medical Center plans to hire 350 clinicians and 150 research scientists over the next five years. 

Columbus police have identified the wheelchair-bound pedestrian killed Saturday evening while crossing Kanawha Avenue at North High Street. 

Newark Police

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for a foster father in Newark charged with child endangerment in the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 104 thousand dollars to support a community festival in the Wedgewood neighborhood and hire two so-called 'violence intervention specialists' for the city’s Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success program. 

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's purging of voters who have not cast ballots for several years.

Former London city auditor Nicholas Szabo was sentenced last week to one month in jail and two years' probation following his conviction on theft in office charges. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal three-vehicle crash Saturday on State Route 37 near Township Road 175 in Delaware County.