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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Massillon Police

A Fairfield County man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in Massillon on Monday.


The Licking County treasurer has sent the Newark-based Longaberger basket company notice of foreclosure on its now closed headquarters.


African-American Columbus residents who organized a town hall meeting tonight have rescinded their invitation asking Republican Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien to attend.

WCBE Files

The City of Columbus has boarded up a Linden home linked to several drug overdoses in the neighborhood.

Delaware County Sheriff'

The former manager of a Powell ice cream shop will serve six years in prison for having sex with underage employees.


Ohio State assistant football coach Greg Schiano will face a judge next week for crashing into a bicyclist last week.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A judge has sentenced a man to more than two years in jail for causing a fatal traffic accident in Marion in 2014.

U.S. Attorney's Office

An aspiring Columbus rap artist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for using underage girls in his music videos.

Columbus police say nine people were treated for heroin overdoses Tuesday in the Linden neighborhood, raising the possibility a new, more potent form of the drug is being sold in the city. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Obama Administration's plan to fight climate change is being challenged in federal court by Republican-led governments in several states, including Ohio. 

WCBE Files

A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.


A panel of Ohio judges has moved to suspend Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, who faces nearly four-dozen criminal charges.


Saki Chen landed her single-engine plane at the Cuyahoga County Airport yesterday, realizing a five-year dream to fly around the world.


A Georgia author is this year's winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.


Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce will dot the "i" in the marching band's Script Ohio performance during the homecoming game this Saturday.

Ross County Sheriff's Office

Ross County Sheriff's deputies have recaptured a teen who escaped from the county's juvenile detention center over the weekend.

Union County Prosecutor's Office

A former Ohio National Guard Major from Marysville is appealing his conviction of sexually abusing three adopted daughters.

Charges are pending against a 16-year-old Pickaway County boy accused of stabbing his mother. 


More than 100 protesters stormed the Columbus City Council stage tonight, demanding justice for Tyre King and Henry Green - two black teens shot and killed by Columbus police earlier this year.


No injuries are reported out of Sunday's fire at a Newark factory.