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.

Pages

News
9:30 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Governor Says Ohio Does Not Need "Religious Freedom" Law

Republican Ohio Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate John Kasich says the state does not need to enact a so-called "religious freedom" law similar to ones passed in other states.

Read more
News
9:25 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Ohio Cager Lauren Hill Passes Away

Lauren Hill
Credit wcpo.com

Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball player Lauren Hill past away last night after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. 

Read more
News
6:52 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Dublin Planning Commission Approves Riviera Golf Course Sale

Credit columbusgolf.com

The Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission last  night approved a plan to sell the Riviera Golf Course to a housing developer. 

Read more
News
6:46 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Former OHP Trooper Sentenced For Abusing Women While On Duty

Brian Lee
Credit Ohio Highway Patrol

A former state Highway Patrol trooper was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for forcing female motorists into sexual acts in exchange for the dropping of traffic charges. 

Read more
News
6:38 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Former High School Youth Choir Director Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Charges

Zachary Ruppel
Credit Columbus Division of Police

The former choir director at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus has pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting sex and naked pictures from teenage boys in exchange for higher grades and other favors.

Read more
News
6:35 am
Fri April 10, 2015

NCAA Reinstates Miller's Eligibility

Braxton Miller
Credit USA Today

Ohio State University says quarterback Braxton Miller committed a minor violation of NCAA rules but will not be penalized for posting a picture of himself on social media with health care and nutritional products in March.

Read more
News
6:27 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Kasich Not Ready To Announce Presidential Run

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich told reporters Thursday he is not ready to announce a bid for the White House, despite recent visits to early presidential primary states.

Read more
News
6:14 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Senate Campaigns Release Financial Figures

Ted Strickland
Credit wcbe files

Former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland raised more than 671 thousand dollars in 35 days for his U.S. Senate Bid.

Read more
News
6:10 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Local Purse Snatcher Sentenced In Death Of Elderly Woman

William Jenkins
Credit Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus man charged with beating and killing an elderly woman during a robbery attempt will serve 14 years in prison.

Read more
News
6:53 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Second Suspect In Bogus Charity Scheme Sentenced

The second central Ohioan charged in a federal tax-refund scam will serve 4 years and two months in prison.

Read more
News
6:40 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Records Review: Thousands Of Ohio Vets Wait 31 Days Or More For Appointments At VA Clinics

An Associated Press records review shows the Portsmouth Veterans Affairs medical facility is among 75 VA clinics and hospitals across the country with the highest percentage of patients waiting at least 31 days for care.

Read more
News
6:37 am
Thu April 9, 2015

White House Calls For End Of "Conversion Therapies"

Leelah Alcorn

The Obama administration is calling for an end to therapies aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

Read more
News
6:29 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Feds Working To Develop Toxic Algae Early Warning System

Federal researchers are developing an early warning system for toxic algae blooms.

Read more
News
6:25 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Bill Allows Some Adults To Carry Concealed Weapons

A bill in the Ohio House would allow certain gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

Read more
News
6:17 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Fracking Chemical Spill Reported In Northeast Ohio

Credit wfmj.com

Vienna Township residents are waiting to hear from state environmental officials whether their drinking water is safe following a spill of 2 thousand gallons of fracking chemicals at an injection well facility.

Read more
News
10:01 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Kasich Names Porter As Ohio's Top Utility Regulator

Andre Porter
Credit State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Andre Porter to lead the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. 

Read more
News
9:53 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Portman Pollution Amendment Criticized In $500K Ohio Ad Buy

The Natural Resources Defense Council is running ads criticizing Senator Rob Portman.

A national environmental group has launched a 500 thousand dollar ad campaign against Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, claiming a federal budget amendment he introduced could undercut the enforceability of the federal Clean Air Act. 

Read more
News
7:42 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Poll: Most Ohioans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Ohioans support legalization of marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.

Read more
News
7:26 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Prosecutors Say Local HIV-Positive Man Impregnated Teen He Allegedly Assaulted

An HIV-positive Columbus man accused of sexually assaulting three teen girls has pleaded not guilty to 19 criminal counts.

Read more
News
7:11 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Fairfield, Licking County To Hold Practice Evacuations Related To Buckeye Lake Dam

Fairfield and Licking County Emergency Management officials will hold a practice evacuation at Buckeye Lake on April 25 at the urging of Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Read more

Pages