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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8:24 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Online Retailer Gets Millions In State Tax Breaks To Open Central Ohio Facility

Seattle-based online retailer Zulily is getting a 12 year, 75 percent state income tax break to open a temporary call center in suburban Columbus.

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7:31 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Ohio House Lawmakers Poised To Repeal Common Core

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House are launching a push to repeal the Common Core learning standards by year's end, citing widespread discontent from parents, teachers and communities.

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7:26 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Suspect In Hocking County Murders Passes Away

Michael Napoli
Credit Fayette County Sheriff's office

The Blendon Township man charged with shooting and killing his ex-wife and her friend in a Hocking Hills cabin earlier this month died yesterday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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7:17 am
Tue July 29, 2014

New Contract For Some Newark Municipal Workers

Newark Water Department
Credit City of Newark

Newark City Council last night approved a three-year contract agreement with the union representing 110 employees, most of whom work in the water department.

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7:14 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Galloway Man Dies At Indiana Park

Indiana conservation officers say a Galloway, Ohio man died Sunday after he apparently fell from a cliff at Cataract Falls State Recreation Area.

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7:05 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Former Detroit Cop Charged In Multi-State Drug Ring

Brandon Allen
Credit U.S. Attorney's Office

Federal prosecutors say a former Detroit police officer accused of leading a drug ring through central Ohio has waived extradition and will be moved from Georgia to Ohio in the next few days.

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7:01 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Chillicothe Police Chief Suspended

Chillicothe Police Chief Roger Moore
Credit Chillicothe Police Department

The law director in Chillicothe says Police Chief Roger Moore has been suspended, but is not saying why.

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6:55 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Protestors Want OSU Band Director Reinstated

A group of mostly female OSU marching band alumni held a protest on campus yesterday calling for the reinstatement of band director Jon Waters.

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6:48 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Biking Accident Claims Life Of Former Columbus City Council Member

Credit skiwhitefish.com

Funeral services are pending for Dan Schoedinger, a former Columbus City Council member who died in a bicycle accident in Montana on Sunday.

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6:45 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Robbery Attempt At Franklinton Home Wounds Two People

Columbus police are searching for two people who shot and killed two other people last night in Franklinton.

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6:54 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Task Force To Examine OSU Marching Band Culture

Ohio State University is expected to announce today it will form a task force to help bring changes after the firing of marching band director Jon Waters amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

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6:52 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Lawmakers To Get Update On Prison Food Contractor Wednesday

A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.

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6:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has lifted a public health advisory issued last month for swimmers at East Fork Lake in Clermont County. 

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6:43 am
Mon July 28, 2014

No Asian Carp Found In Muskingum River

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service say a search of three Ohio rivers found no invasive silver or bighead Asian carp.

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8:03 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Fewer Central Ohio Mortgages "Under Water"

The mortgage listing service RealtyTrac says 21 percent of central Ohio homeowners owe at least 25 percent more on their mortgages than the value of the homes.

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7:57 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Strickland: Stimulus Money Helped Ohio's Economy

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Credit State of Ohio

Many economic indicators show Ohio's economy has recovered significantly since the Great Recession.

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7:48 am
Fri July 25, 2014

COTA Tracking System Not Working

Plans to track Central Ohio Transit Authority buses online are on hold again. 

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7:46 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Prosecutors Want Ahmad Extradition To Begin

Amer Ahmad
Credit Dayton Daily News

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to start the process of extraditing the former deputy state treasurer from Pakistan.

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7:43 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Four Licking County Jail Guards Resign

Sheriff Randy Thorp
Credit Licking County Sheriff's Office

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says four jail guards have resigned following an internal investigation into their performance.

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7:33 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Case Of Slain Local Couple Ruled Murder-Suicide

Kathy Shonkwiler
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say the case of a couple found dead in their South Side home on Tuesday is a murder-suicide.

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