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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A new poll shows more than 60 percent of Ohioans believe the Affordable Care Act should remain in place, but should be improved.

The Columbus Division of Police is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a black former officer.

Columbus officials have closed for ten days an east side night club, saying it is a haven for criminal activity.


A former executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has pleaded guilty to his alleged role in the company's scheme to defraud trucking companies of promised fuel rebates.


The "Wall Street Journal" says the OSU Buckeyes  are the most valuable team in college football.

Sales of existing homes fell in August on the national level, but rose on the state and local levels.


Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the latest plan by GOP U.S. Senators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a bad deal. 

Ohio Public Radio

Licking County and the City of Elyria are the latest Ohio communities to sue drug makers for the costs of the state's opioid epidemic. 


The Ohio EPA has more than doubled the fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.


Test results are pending on water in an Ohio State University dorm after a student contracted Legionnaires' disease. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Sandusky man will serve 18 years in prison for shooting and killing an innocent bystander during his shootout with another man in Columbus last year.


A Columbus teenager was sentenced Tuesday to three years in a juvenile detention facility after pleading guilty to his involvement in a gang-related, drive-by shooting last October outside Linden-McKinley STEM Academy that injured two students.

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Whitehall police say three people are hospitalized after overdosing at a restaurant last night. 

An east Columbus couple is hospitalized after their Beatrice Drive home was gutted by fire last night. 

Westerville Police

A former Westerville schools teacher has been indicted on forgery, records tampering and theft in office charges for allegedly faking her husband’s death.


Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor now says she would end Medicaid expansion if elected to succeed Governor John Kasich. 

Classes are canceled today in the Miami Trace Local Schools because of a social media threat. 

Columbus police say a Licking Heights High School student was killed yesterday in a  drive-by shooting in Blacklick. 

A Columbus woman is charged with intentionally running her daughter over with her car. 


The son of former Ohio State football star Chris Spielman is among five players on the Wheaton College football team in Illinois facing charges for a hazing incident last year.


The volunteer firefighter in Franklin Township  who made a racist social media post has resigned. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property tax abatement worth 1.8 million dollars for Benderson Development to build a warehouse and office complex at the site of the old Consumer Square shopping mall on Tussing Road, creating 20 new jobs.

Columbus Division of Police

Protesters took over last night's Columbus City Council meeting for nearly two hours, reiterating demands made last week to fire the white police officers captured on video beating a black man during an arrest on September 1st.


Columbus police say an Ohio State University student is dead after an apparent murder-suicide. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man charged with shooting and wounding another man inside of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's main branch in June has been sentenced to 8 and 1/2 years in prison.


A local LGBTQ-rights group is attempting to answer criticism about its lack of diversity.

A Springfield man is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after his plane crashed on Sunday. 


Fayette County officials are giving the all clear after a chlorine leak forced residents to shelter in place. 

Associated Press

The Cleveland Indians' historic 22-game winning streak ended on Friday night. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for August was 5.4 percent, an increase of two-tenths of a point from July.