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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Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.

Columbus police are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting early this morning on the east side.


A former worker for the Chillicothe Municipal Court is behind bars after police say they found drugs in his home.


Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve two pieces of legislation that would pave the way for a pair of controversial developments in the Short North.


Midwestern buyers helped spark a national increase in existing home sales during April, a sign that demand  remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.

WCBE Files

Columbus Police are investigating whether a series of rapes on the west side are connected.


The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has ended its food service contract with Centerplate, a company with ties to the City Hall lobbyist at the heart of the Redflex bribery scandal.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says a citizens group has collected enough valid petition signatures to ask voters to approve a plan to increase the number of Columbus City Council members and create ward representation.

Columbus fire officials say the residential fire Thursday night on the north side that critically injured a 2-year-old girl was started by another child in the home.


Sentencing is pending for two Columbus residents who are among four people who have pleaded guilty to charges of operating a drug ring.

Ohio's new unemployment rate is 5.2 percent, up one-tenth of a point from March.

Fairfield City Schools

A school principal in Fairfield who is named in a federal bullying lawsuit over a student's suicide is leaving his job.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says work to renovate 20 cabins at Hocking Hills State Park has been completed. 


Columbus-based retailer L Brands says it will stop printing Victoria's Secret catalogs.

Ohio Highway Patrol

A Newark woman is free on bond, awaiting trial for driving drunk with her 4-month-old son in the car.

Columbus fire officials say a 2-year-old girl is hospitalized in critical condition from injuries sustained in a house fire last night on the north side.

Columbus police say a woman is hospitalized in critical condition after being stabbed and raped in an alley early this morning. 

A Hilliard police officer was killed yesterday in a motorcycle crash during an on-duty training exercise.


A new smart phone app developed at Children's Hospital in Columbus could help kids with asthma better manage their condition. 

Marysville Police

A former Marysville High School teacher has been sentenced to one week in jail for having sex with a student.