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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The pop duo "Twenty One Pilots" are returning to their hometown of Columbus this summer. 


It will cost Columbus taxpayers 430 thousand dollars less this year to dump their trash into the Franklin County landfill.


Parking in the Short North has long been tight, with residents and businesses saying it's gotten worse in the last five years.


A policy brief suggests educating women on breastfeeding will help reduce Ohio's high infant mortality rate.


A Franklin County grand jury has declined to indict two teenagers for a fatal shooting outside a fast food restaurant in Franklinton last November.

Columbus police have identified the man shot and killed in the parking lot of a North Cassady Avenue restaurant early Monday.

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Ohio Division of Liquor Control agents have cited the owner of a Cincinnati nightclub where one person was killed and more than a dozen wounded with drug abuse and drug possession violations.

Family members have released the identities of the three people killed in a house fire early Friday on the west side.

Ohio's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a point to 5.1 percent in February.


An Akron native who went from radio station receptionist to Hollywood star in the 1950s has died. 

Columbus State Community College is responding to a recent spike in retail store closures by offering to train laid-off employees for new jobs.

Columbus fire officials say three people are dead and another is hospitalized following a two-alarm house fire early this morning on the far west side.


Marion City and Township firefighters are searching for the cause of a blaze at a commercial recycling facility.

Columbus Division of Police

One of the leaders of the Short North Posse gang has been sentenced to life in prison for several drug-related murders.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says an environmental group that wanted to put a fracking ban onto the Columbus ballot this fall failed to gather enough valid petition signatures.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Franklin County is now Ohio's most populous county.

Sales of existing homes in February fell on the local, state and national levels.

Former customers of Akron-based FirstMerit Bank may get their overdraft fees refunded.


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Chinese auto glass maker Fuyao will pay only 100 thousand of the proposed 227 thousand dollars in fines to settle safety violations at its plant in Moraine.


A Columbus City Council candidate has dropped out of the race after her felony theft conviction came to light.