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.

Ways to Connect

Existing home sales declined in June on the national and state levels, but rose slightly on the local level.


Columbus City Council last night tabled indefinitely a plan to ask voters in November to expand the number of council members and create a hybrid district representation system.

Reynoldsburg Police

A Reynoldsburg baby sitter charged with giving a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

Newark Police

Newark police say a man accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday after chasing and then shooting his girlfriend.

The Ohio Highway Patrol suspects alcohol and drugs were factors in a fatal crash in Athens County on Sunday morning.


Ohio Department of Higher Education officials say the percentage of public college students who were trained in sexual assault prevention has increased significantly over the past year.

Ohio's unemployment rate for June is 5 percent, up one-tenth of a point from May.

Columbus police are investigating two shootings that took place Thursday within ten-hours of each other on the same street.


Delaware County health officials say an Ashley resident has been hospitalized with symptoms of La Crosse Encephalitis. 

Jones family

The family of a black Columbus man has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming white police officers shot and killed him without justification.

The City of Columbus is spending 20 thousand dollars to purchase 329 doses of the opioid antidote naloxone for use by police.


The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County  has approved plans for a new drug detox and treatment center.

Newark fire officials have identified the man killed in a house fire early Tuesday.

Two Olentangy Orange High School students have been charged with possession of bomb-making materials.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have identified the two men suspected in a double-homicide early Wednesday at a west side apartment complex.


During a conference call with reporters yesterday, Democratic former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray declined to say if he will run for governor next year.

Attorneys for three Ohio death row inmates are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay their scheduled executions.

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Madison and Licking Counties today.

Brunswick Police

Brunswick police have released more details from Sunday's apparent murder-suicide. 

Newark fire officials have yet to identify the man killed in a house fire early Tuesday.

Columbus Police say one person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting early this morning following a home invasion.

Beavercreek Police

The white Beavercreek police officer who shot and killed a black man is back on full duty.


A Franklin County grand jury has declined to indict three Columbus police officers in the fatal shooting of a murder suspect who they said fled and then turned toward them with a handgun.

Natives and out-of-state investors are among hundreds of applicants for a state license to grow medical marijuana.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving the development director the authority to negotiate the creation of a tax-increment financing district for fast food operator White Castle to expand its corporate offices on Goodale Street and create 300 housing units.


Dozens of people held a demonstration last night at a community meeting sponsored by Stonewall Columbus.

Columbus now has 72 official homicides this year.

Brunswick police are investigating Sunday night's apparent murder-suicide.

Two people are hospitalized after a fire Sunday on the west side.

A federal grand jury has indicted two central Ohio health care companies and their owners on fraud charges.