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 pro-gun group says it is prepared to sue the City of Columbus if the group determines proposed gun control laws violate state law. 

The Village of Buckeye Lake has canceled its Independence Day holiday fireworks show for the third straight year. 

Kenton police say they have arrested a suspect in a string of recent arson fires. 

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Former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in a deal with prosecutors. 

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a motorist for causing a fatal crash on March 17. 

Cincinnati Police

The suspect in last year's fatal Cincinnati nightclub shooting is facing new charges.  

Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Bond is set at 150 thousand dollars for the motorist charged with hitting an Amish buggy Friday night in Shelby County, killing one family member and injuring two others. 

State officials say central Ohio's unemployment rate for March reached a 17-year low. 

Bond is set at 300 thousand dollars for the Reynoldsburg teen accused of shooting and killing his stepfather. 

A new Ohio EPA report finds the phosphorous and nitrogen feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms have not clearly decreased over the past five years, despite recent voluntary efforts to reduce agriculture runoff and other sources.

Columbus Division of Police

A judge has set bonds for the two people charged with killing a Franklinton man during an apparent robbery over the weekend. 

The Village of Buckeye Lake has placed the police chief on desk duty after an internal investigation found 22 violations, including falsifying time cards and stealing money.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 1 billion dollar Capital Improvements budget for the year.

Associated Press

Alex Ovechkin had two goals as the Washington Capitals beat the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 last night to win their best-of-seven opening round playoff series 4-games-to-2.

Existing home sales in March rose on the national, state and local levels. 

Westerville officials recently extended a moratorium on opening new massage parlors. 

Two people are scheduled to appear in court today on charges of killing a Franklinton man during an apparent robbery over the weekend.  

Mifflin Township fire officials report no injuries out of a two-alarm fire early Saturday morning at an apartment complex. 

Columbus police are investigating a pair of Saturday night shooting cases that left  three people dead. 

Associated Press

A public service will be held next week following the death of former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce.

Major League Soccer and Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt's company are asking a judge to dismiss the city and state's lawsuit attempting to block the team's planned moved to Texas.

Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his central Ohio home at the age of 87.

A federal grand jury has charged six Ohio men for conspiring to smuggle into and distribute drugs inside of the London Correctional Institution.

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a former Dublin jewelry store owner for stealing money from dozens of customers.

Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies say county engineer Doug Davis was found dead in his home Wednesday night. 

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Grove City police have identified the contract worker killed Wednesday in a construction accident. 

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A Franklin County judge has approved a settlement with the parents of the teenager killed in last year's Ohio State Fair ride accident. 

Grove City police say a contract worker was killed yesterday in a construction accident. 


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have identified the body found in the basement of a Harrisburg home earlier this week as a missing Fayette County woman.