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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Franklin County Board of Elections

Former Franklin County Board of Elections director Bill Anthony was sentenced yesterday to five years' probation on one count of securing writings by deception, as part of a plea bargain in whcih charges of theft in office and tampering with records were dropped.

Richland County Sheriff's Office

The Richland County man convicted in the slaying and dismemberment of a neighbor has been sentenced to life in prison.

Columbus Police

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Columbus man charged with killing a pastor last month.

Columbus police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened last night on the southeast side.


Realtors around the country and in Ohio are seeing a strong start to the traditional spring home-buying season.


The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal grand jury has charged two Columbus men with running a local dogfighting ring.

Ohio's unemployment rate for March is 5.1 percent, unchanged from February.

Demonstrations will be held this weekend in Columbus and nearly 500 other cities around the world to promote awareness of and investments in science. 

Associated Press

Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored third period goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 last night in game five of their best-of-seven opening round playoff series.

New Orleans Advocate

The man convicted of killing former Ohio State and NFL defensive end Will Smith was sentenced in Louisiana yesterday to 25 years in prison. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man convicted of raping a woman in 1997 in Beatty Park was sentenced this week to eight years in prison.

Two national-security experts say the Trump administration's attack on programs designed to slow global climate change will destabilize countries, especially in the Middle East, and threaten U.S. military facilities at home and abroad.


President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a 31 percent cut to  the U.S. EPA.

The American Lung Association's annual air-quality report gives Ohio good and bad rankings.

Hilliard Police

A judge has ordered the release from prison of the Hilliard teen accused of planning a shooting at Davidson High School.

Columbus Division of Police

One of the the people charged with kidnapping and torturing three people in the basement of a Hilltop home in 2013 has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Columbus police say six people were shot and wounded last night in five separate shootings.


An International Space Station supply ship named for the late former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn of Ohio blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida yesterday.

NCAA officials announced yesterday Columbus will host the first and second rounds of the men's basketball tournament in 2019.


A teen clothing retailer is closing seven central Ohio stores as part of a restructuring plan.