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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Columbus' tourism bureau says 39.3 million visitors spent a day or more in the city last year, resulting in an overall economic impact of 9.7 billion dollars.

Existing home sales on the local, state and national levels declined in July thanks to a shortage of available properties and rising prices.


Local health officials say there are now 250 cases of cryptosporidiosis in Columbus and Franklin and Delaware Counties, up from 202 late last week.

Ohio Weslyan University

A Columbus man has been indicted for causing a fatal crash on New Year's day.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

One of the men convicted of torturing a couple in a Hilltop home will spend less time in prison.

Central Ohio's unemployment rate for July is 4 percent, down two-tenths of a point from June. 

Delaware County Sheriff'

The former manager of a Powell ice cream shop has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually abusing three former underage employees.

Fairfield County officials have issued a precautionary boil water alert for residents of the Countrywood, Spring Creek, Easton Village and Peyton Ridge subdivisions until further notice.


Four embattled Upper Arlington City Council members will keep their jobs.

Capital South Community Redevelopment Corporation

The Columbus Downtown Commission has approved plans to build a park with fountains, a cafe and restrooms outside of the COSI building downtown, replacing several surface parking lots.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A former Ohio State University daycare worker has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a child in his care.

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

A former Bloom-Carroll High School volunteer softball coach has been sentenced to three years' probation for stealing from team fundraisers.

Logan County Sheriff's Office

The Logan County man who admitted shooting and killing a teenager while hosting a drinking party has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has been indicted on 43 counts involving drugs.

City of Whitehall

The City of Whitehall has selected a former Ohio Highway Patrol Captain as the new police chief.

Charges are pending against two men involved in a melee at a Franklinton apartment complex last night. 

Associated Press

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is doubling down on his immigration policies. 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts bumper crops of soybeans and corn this year.

State of Ohio

A Chillicothe man is preparing to be tried for the murder of his cellmate. 

Columbus police say an 81-year-old woman was killed late Saturday after being hit and run over by a pickup truck as it backed up in a restaurant parking lot.