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 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is unveiling improvements.

City of Dayton

Funeral arrangements are pending for former Dayton City Commissioner Dean Lovelace.


Zanesville fire officials are searching for the cause of an early Saturday house fired that killed two people and injured another.

Columbus police are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of an east side man early Saturday.


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a 6-year-old boy drowned in a country club pool in Perry Township on Friday.

A Reynoldsburg schools assistant principal has resigned while the district investigates her and a colleague for possible procedural violations.

State Auditor David Yost says a closed Columbus charter school failed to repay the state nearly 341 thousand dollars in educational support funding.


The U.S. Census Bureau says Columbus is now the nation's 14th largest city, surpassing Indianapolis.

The Coshocton County coroner says the Columbus woman whose body was found along a rural road near Frazeysburg in March died of an accidental opioid overdose.


More Ohioans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend than last year.

Ohio Public Radio

When President Trump's budget director this week unveiled the administration's proposed spending blueprint, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he said the goal was to get recipients into the work force.

Ohio lawmakers have approved a bill creating the state's third sales tax holiday.

The Ohio House has approved a bill increasing the penalties for people who intentionally disfigure someone by using an accelerant.


The owners of a Dayton hotel want the money they lost through canceled reservations when Wright State University decided last year not to host the first presidential debate.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Hilliard police have charged a former charter school director  with theft and other counts.


A United Arab Emirates man who was falsely accused by an employee of an Avon hotel of being a member of ISIS has filed a lawsuit.


A Columbus attorney says she will run for governor in 2018 on the Green Party ticket.


The Congressional Budget Office says the Republican bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more Americans uninsured.

Central Ohio’s jobless rate fell six-tenths of a point to 3.4 percent in April.


The National Park Service is offering a 25 hundred dollar reward for information leading to the person or persons who vandalized the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island on May 13.

Marion County Sheriff's deputies have recovered the body of a second kayaker from the Scioto River near Marion.

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck just south of McArthur Wednesday afternoon.


The City of Columbus yesterday closed an east side motel that authorities say is a public nuisance.


The Columbus Historical Society has signed a one dollar, two-year lease on a new home office building.


The German Village Society is asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to stop Columbia Gas from moving gas meters from the inside to the outside of 16 hundred buildings.


The second person aboard a plane that made an emergency landing at Ohio University's airport has agreed to pleaded guilty to drug charges.

A group of residents in the western Franklin County village of Brice is asking state lawmakers to dissolve the community, saying it's nothing more than a speed trap. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Authorities have charged the Pickerington motorist who was shot by a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy last Saturday during a road rage incident on I-270.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 1.4 million dollars to purchase storage equipment for police dashboard and body camera videos.


Nearly 100 protesters tried to present a symbolic 5 thousand dollar check to Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther during a city hall demonstration last night.