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 Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve life in prison for a drive-by shooting that killed a teenager last July.

WCBE Files

A Columbus teenager will serve six years in prison for accidentally shooting and killing a teen girl in 2014. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The woman charged for her role in a Franklinton hotel shooting will serve 15 years in prison.


The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state will get a portion of a large settlement with a major drug company.

A new report illustrates the continued struggles of many Ohioans in obtaining adequate, nutritious food.

All school districts in Athens County are closed today due to an unspecified threat.

Columbus police have identified the two people shot and wounded during a home invasion-style robbery attempt at an OSU campus area home on Wednesday.


Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say a former Ohio Division of Wildlife director appears to have died of natural causes on Wednesday.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a dog that attacked a police canine during a community event in Columbus yesterday.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says it's real-time bus tracking service will be available to the public next Friday, May 6.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Federal prosecutors say a former Reynoldsburg police lieutenant has agreed to plead guilty to falsifying warrants and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in money and property during drug investigations  for over a decade. 


Demolition of an apartment complex Whitehall police say is a public safety hazard could start next year. 

Operators of Mad River Mountain ski resort in Logan County have released drawings of a new lodge that will replace the one destroyed by fire last year.

A new study shows Ohio and the U.S. are making progress in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the health effects of natural disasters or other large scale emergencies.


The mother of the 12-year-old boy shot and killed by Cleveland police is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a ceremony marking the 46th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings. 


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is tight-lipped about the investigation into the murders of eight family members in Pike County last week.

WCBE Files

The Columbus priest accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1970s died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 72.

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing is pending for a volunteer Bloom-Carroll High School softball coach who has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing from team fundraisers.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve 15 years in prison for shooting and killing a man outside of a convenience store in 2013.


Water fixtures in the Granville Exempted Village school district will be replaced after testing found elevated levels of lead.