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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7:38 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Experts Differ On Competency Of Man Charged In Fatal Downtown Columbus Crash

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Two psychologists have reached different opinions on whether a motorist is competent to stand trial for a downtown Columbus crash that led to the deaths of two pedestrians last December.

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7:16 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Pfeiffer Says Redflex Contracts Reached, Amended Legally Under Municipal Codes

Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer
Credit youtube

Columbus city attorney Rick Pfeffer says the city's contract with a red-light traffic camera company embroiled in a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.

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7:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Damage From Tanker Crash Forcing Replacement Of Bridge Over West Outerbelt

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to replace the I-70 bridge over I-270 on the West side badly damaged yesterday when an overturned tanker truck carrying ethanol caught fire and forced closures.

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6:53 am
Thu July 2, 2015

State To Replace PARCC Tests With Those Of Research Institute

The Ohio Department of Education is starting work on a new series of student tests to be administered in the upcoming school year.

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6:37 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Jail Guard Sentenced For Fatal Crash

Scott Haslehurst
Credit Gahanna Police

A Gahanna man has pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed one pedestrian and injured another last August.

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6:25 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Appeals Court Says West Jefferson Should Amend Parking Ordinance

The 12th Ohio District Court of Appeals has agreed with a West Jefferson woman who said her parking citation should be dismissed because the village ordinance was missing a comma.

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11:07 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Scottish Beer Maker Getting Local, State Tax Breaks For U.S. Headquarters Construction

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has awarded tax breaks to five companies that promise to create 630 central Ohio jobs. 

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7:11 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Police Identify Woman Found Slain On East Side

Columbus police have identified the woman found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex Sunday night.

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7:09 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Steubenville H.S. Football Player Convicted In Rape Case To Attend Hocking College

Trent Mays
Credit Associated Press

A former Steubenville High School football player found guilty of delinquency counts in the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl will attend Hocking College this fall.

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6:56 am
Tue June 30, 2015

CMA To Honor Robinson On July 18

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

The celebration of the folk artist whose work focused on her childhood neighborhood in Columbus will continue next month.

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9:40 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

US Supreme Court Ruling On Redistricting Could Affect Ohio

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled Arizona may allow an independent commission to oversee the drawing of congressional district lines.

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7:29 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Upgrades Planned For Columbus Brewery

Credit brewhopping.com

Anheuser-Busch officials plan an 18 million dollar upgrade of the brewery on Columbus' North side. 

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7:26 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Locals Working To Preserve Original Port Columbus Terminal

Credit columbuslandmarks.org

Historic preservation groups and the Columbus Foundation are teaming up to repair the roof of the original Port Columbus terminal and control tower.

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7:15 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Ballot Board Approves Cannabis Control Amendment For 2016 Ballot

The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared a marijuana legalization amendment for the November 2016 ballot. The board has certified the measure as a single ballot issue.

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7:12 am
Fri June 26, 2015

OSU Denies Defaming Waters

Ohio State University is denying in court filings the defamation claims raised by former marching band director Jon Waters.

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7:10 am
Fri June 26, 2015

A&E Settles Justice Department Complaint

New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to pay 158 thousand dollars to settle a Justice Department complaint claiming the clothier discriminated against an undocumented immigrant by requiring her to present a green card when she applied for a job.

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7:02 am
Fri June 26, 2015

FBI Investigating Sale Of Mayor Coleman's Former Home

The FBI is investigating the sale of Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's former home in Berwick.

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7:13 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Conference Committee Reaches Deal On State Budget Bill

A legislative conference committee has approved a deal seeking to settle key sticking points in the two-year state budget bill.

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7:08 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Ohio House Approves Anti-Marijuana Legalization Resolution

The Ohio House has approved a resolution designed to block an effort to put marijuana legalization measures before voters.

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6:56 am
Thu June 25, 2015

State To Take Over Youngstown Schools

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Legislature have approved a measure allowing the state to take over the troubled Youngstown City Schools.

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