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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9:27 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Bond Set For Suspect In Slaying Of Ross County Woman

Jason McCrary
Credit chillicothegazette.com

Bond was set Monday at 850 thousand dollars for the man charged with killing a Ross County woman who was reported missing earlier this year.

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7:20 am
Tue July 28, 2015

City Hall Lobbyist Now Off Two Franklin County Boards

John Raphael
Credit columbusalive.com

The lobbyist named in Columbus’ red-light camera bribery scandal will no longer hold seats on two county boards.

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6:37 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Local Robbery Suspect Arrested In Florida

"Monster Mobster"
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A suspect in the robberies of five Franklin County businesses is in custody in Delray Beach, Florida.

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6:35 am
Tue July 28, 2015

New Tennant Approved For Former Restaurant Chain HQ Building

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation allowing the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging to move into the former Bob Evans Headquarters building on South High Street.

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2:33 am
Sat July 25, 2015

State Building Standards Board Opposes Security Barricade Devices

The Ohio Board of Building Standards is opposing the installation of barricade devices on doors in the event of an active shooter in a building.

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2:27 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Man Charged With Killing Missing Ross County Woman

Jason McCrary
Credit chillicothegazette.com

A Ross County grand jury has indicted a suspect in the shooting death of a woman whose slaying is one of several deaths and disappearances in the area in recent months. 

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2:19 am
Sat July 25, 2015

News Organizations Sue For Video Of UC Police-Involved Shooting

Credit crimefeed.com

The Associated Press and other media have sued the Hamilton County prosecutor to force release of video from a University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist in a traffic stop. 

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2:13 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Judge's Ruling Allows For Trial Of White Cleveland Police Supervisors In East Cleveland

Cuayhoga County Judge John O’Donnell
Credit wkyc.com

A Cuyahoga County judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against five white Cleveland police supervisors for failing to control a chase that ended with two unarmed African-Americans being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

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2:06 am
Sat July 25, 2015

New Central Ohio Area Code Means Dialing Ten Digits For Local Calls

Credit virginmobileusa.com

The central Ohio region is running out of phone numbers using the 614 area code, so people who get a new phone number will soon have an all new area code to come with it.

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8:58 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Lawmakers Working On Congressional Redistricting Plan

Republican State Senator Frank LaRose is a co-sponsor of the measure
Credit State of Ohio

A bipartisan resolution in the Ohio General Assembly aims to change how congressional district lines are drawn.

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8:40 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Stokes Battling Cancer

Louis Stokes
Credit cleveland.com

90-year-old former Ohio Democratic Congressman Louis Strokes has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.

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7:37 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Second Body Recovered From Olentangy River

Anthony Martin and Joseph Welch
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have now recovered both of the bodies of the step brothers who drowned over the weekend in the Olentangy River near the Dodridge Street low-head dam.

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7:29 am
Fri July 24, 2015

College Student Indicted For Allgedly Killing Her Newborn

Emile Weaver
Credit Muskingum University

A Muskingum University student has been indicted on charges of killing her newborn baby in April.

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7:16 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Ohio Dems Fighting Over U.S. Senate Candidate

Former and current Ohio Democratic Party chairs are clashing over the treatment of Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, who has refused to drop out of the U.S. Senate race to make things easier for fellow Democrat Ted Strickland, the ex-Governor who is also in the race.

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7:02 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Family Of Man Killed By UC Cop Wants Body Cam Video Released

University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing
Credit University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati's incident report involving the white officer who shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop last weekend said the officer was being dragged by the man's vehicle and had to fire his weapon.

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6:54 am
Fri July 24, 2015

National Tour Protests Police Use Of Force

Credit stopmassincarceration.net

Activists and family members of those killed by police are launching a national tour asking Americans to choose a side in the debate over police violence.

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6:39 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Activists Deliver Petitions Seeking Arrest Of Tamir Rice Shooters

Credit thefreethoughtproject.com

Eight months ago a white Cleveland police officer shot and killed an African-American boy carrying a pellet gun outside of a recreation center.

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6:28 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Court Rejects Appeal Of Businessman Convicted In Campaign Donations Case

Ben Suarez
Credit cleveland.com

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected the appeal of the conviction of North Canton businessman Ben Suarez.

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6:25 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Same-Sex Ruling Prompts Cleveland To Consider Dropping Domestic Partner Registry

Cleveland city employees with domestic partners are now expected to marry if they want to continue receiving municipal benefits.

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6:27 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Demand For Seasonal Jobs Behind Increase In Regional Jobless Rate

Central Ohio's unemployment rate for June is 4.2 percent, an increase of two-tenths of a point from May.

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