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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11:43 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Mother Of Slain Toddler Pleads Guilty

Dainesha Stevens, appearing in a Franklin County Courtroom earlier this year
Credit Associated Press

The Maryland woman charged for her role in the death of her 14-month-old son pleaded guilty today to charges of involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

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7:13 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Officials Pleased With Columbus Land Bank

Credit City of Columbus

Columbus city officials say they're starting to see results from the land bank program launched several years ago. 

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7:12 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Bombeck Home Added To National Register Of Historic Places

The former home of Erma Bombeck is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credit whio.com

The Centerville house where the late humorist Erma Bombeck raised her family and launched her writing career is now a national landmark.

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7:00 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Services For Jack Ford Scheduled

Jack Ford
Credit Toledo Blade

Funeral services have been scheduled for Democrat Jack Ford, a former state lawmaker, Toledo Mayor and city council member. 

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6:56 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Cleveland Denies Police Wrongdoing In Death Of Mentally Ill Woman

Tanisha Anderson
Credit Anderson Family

The city of Cleveland denies two officers did anything wrong before a handcuffed, mentally ill woman died in custody last year.

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6:37 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Judge Orders New Trials For Three Convicted Killers

(L to R) Eugene Johnson Junior, Derrick Wheatt and Laurese Glover enter a Cuyahoga County courtroom.
Credit wksu.org

A Cuayhoga County judge has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she calls malicious suppression of evidence by an assistant prosecutor.

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6:29 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Local Man Sentenced In Toddler's Death

Michael Wilder
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Prairie Township man will serve two years in prison in the death of his 16-month-old daughter.

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10:26 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Former Teacher Charged With Raping More Students

Matthew Rausenberg
Credit wcbe files

A Delaware County Grand Jury today returned a 32-count indictment against a former elementary school teacher now charged with raping five of his students.

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7:02 am
Thu March 26, 2015

RWJF: Delaware Healthiest County In Ohio

Delaware County is the best in Ohio when it comes to its residents' health.

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6:56 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Two Local Businessmen Convicted In Phony Beverage Scheme

Sentencing is pending for two central Ohio businessmen convicted of stealing investors money from a now defunct beverage company. 

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6:53 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Authorities: Ring Members Sold Columbus Drugs In Circleville

Names and photos of drug ring suspects displayed during Wednesday news conferece
Credit Circleville Police

State and local officials say dozens of people have been indicted for their roles in a large-scale drug ring in Circleville.

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6:40 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Bond Set For Motorist In Fatal I-70 Wrong Way Crash

Mattison Skoog
Credit Ohio Highway Patrol

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for the driver charged in a fatal wrong-way crash in Madison County.

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6:37 am
Thu March 26, 2015

OSU'S Miller May Face NCAA Violation

Braxton Miller
Credit Ohio State University

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is under investigation for a possible NCAA violation. 

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6:27 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Lawmakers Approve Toxic Algae Reduction Bill

The Ohio House and Senate have approved a measure aimed at reducing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other waterways.

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6:26 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Ohio Senate Approves Transportation Bill Without Speed Limit Provision

The Ohio Senate has approved the state transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal raising the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

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6:17 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Ohio House Committee Approves Charter School Crackdown

A bill cracking down on low-performing charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors has cleared the Ohio House Education Committee.

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7:08 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Existing Home Sales Rose In February

Existing home sales rose on the local, state and national levels last month.

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6:56 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Poll: Columbus Among Top U.S. Cities For LGBT Residents

A new poll shows that Columbus continues to be one of the nation's most gay-friendly cities.

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6:43 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Feds Release Latest ACA Sign-Up Numbers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Serices says more than 234 thousand Ohioans signed up for health coverage or renewed health plans in the federally run insurance marketplace during the open enrollment period that ended last month.

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6:39 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Auto Club Opposes Proposed Speed Limit Increase

Ohio Triple-A says it opposes the proposal to boost the speed limit to 75 mph on the Turnpike and rural interstate highways due to safety concerns.

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