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

Ohio State University trustees have approved a 5.5 billion dollar annual budget and authorized new construction projects that include a new student-athlete development center and multi-sport arena.

Ohio Attorney General's Office

One of the suspects charged with robbing, killing and burning the bodies of an elderly Tuscarawas County couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Maryland's schools superintendent has decided to lead an education nonprofit in Columbus.


The Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a woman's efforts to inspect Franklin County Children Services records regarding an abuse investigation focusing on her daughter.


A Grandview Heights church is investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct at its summer camp. 


Columbus city officials say treatments for algae blooms in the Scioto River have caused foul-smelling drinking water in the Hilliard area.

Dayton Daily News

The former superintendent of the Tecumseh Local Schools in Clark County was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison and five years of probation.

Columbus City Schools

A Franklin County judge has ruled a former Columbus City Schools principal fired for her role in the district's attendance data scandal may not get her job back.

Public school advocates say they have the numbers to prove the funding system for charter schools hurts public school students.


Records show the parents of three Bellefontaine boys whose mother is charged with suffocating them rejected a Logan County Children's Services care plan earlier this year.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man has been re-sentenced to three years probation and 500 hours of community service after an appeals court overturned the original sentence.

WCBE Files

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Columbus man on 29 counts for allegedly killing four people at a South Linden Home in June.

Hilliard residents who want to sign up for the city's new "do-not-knock" registry may begin doing so next week.

Four people from have pleaded guilty in Columbus to federal charges of stealing more than 7 million dollars from  a government renewable fuels program by manufacturing fake biodiesel.


The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Akron-area televangelist Ernest Angley and his buffet restaurant for violations of minimum wage, overtime and child labor laws.

Bucyrus City officials have granted a permit for a confederate flag parade downtown on Saturday.

Columbus City Schools

Former Columbus City Schools administrator Michael Dodds was sentenced today to 14 days in jail and 16 months of supervised released  for his role in the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

WCBE Files

A former Ohio State Football player will serve more than six years in prison and pay nearly 400 thousand dollars restitution for his role in stealing investor money from a now defunct beverage company.


A North Randall police officer has been indicted on charges of selling guns to felons.

Columbus Public Health officials say woman who became ill and was hospitalized after her recent trip to West Africa does not have the Ebola virus.