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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Columbus City Schools officials say they raised roughly 21 million dollars by auctioning three properties on Tuesday.

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The City of Columbus has released its plan to make the city more friendly to seniors.

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies say one person was shot and wounded last night in the parking lot of a church.

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Licking County Sheriff's deputies say charges will not be filed against the homeowner who shot and killed an intruder over the weekend.


An audio recording appears to link Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to his truck stop company's fuel rebate scam.

Indianapolis City Schools

Dayton school board members have a list of complaints about superintendent Rhonda Corr, who was placed on leave last week.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year on an extra driving lane on the left shoulder of eastbound I-670 from 4th Street to I-270. 

Miami University

Sentencing is scheduled today for a former Miami University police officer found guilty of gross sexual imposition and abduction.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

A Clark County teacher has been indicted on charges of killing a man in a hit-and-run accident last year. 

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Licking County Sheriff's deputies are investigating Sunday's fatal confrontation between a homeowner and an intruder.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Bond is set at one million dollars for the Columbus man charged with assaulting his young son. 


Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wants to see the ethics process against Democratic Senator Al Franken and Michigan Democratic Congressman Jonn Conyers expedited.


A new study by CoreLogic shows mortgage delinquency rates in Ohio are declining.

Columbus police say a woman who was visiting relatives was shot and killed Thursday in a drive-by shooting on the north side.

Licking County Sheriff's Office

The father of the man who shot and killed three people in Kirkersville in May is free on bond after being arrested for violating a protection order.


Funeral arrangements are pending for Cincinnati's first full-term female mayor.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering consumers some holiday shopping tips.


Short North business owners are hoping a lack of parking doesn't hurt their bottom line on Small Business Saturday. 

Central Ohio's jobless rate for October is 3.8 percent, up a tenth of a point from September.

Pike County Sheriff's Office

Pike County Sheriff's deputies suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 77-year-old woman. 

Sales of existing homes rose last month on the national and state levels, but declined locally.


Columbus Foundation president Doug Kridler says the downtown-area parking lot owned by Abbott Labs is no longer a possible site for a new Columbus Crew SC stadium.


A study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the majority of Ohioans last year saw an increase in personal income, as compared with 2015.

Indianapolis City Schools

The Dayton school board has placed Superintendent Rhonda Corr on paid leave amid an investigation into harassment and discrimination. 

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The Columbus School board last night took a step forward, appointing an interim superintendent.

Triple-A predicts 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday period, the highest number since 2005.


A Champaign County juvenile court judge says the 15-year-old  boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend at a Mad River Township home last April will be tried as an adult.

Columbus police are investigating the city's 120th homicide of the year.


Hilliard police and the state auditor's office are investigating the possible theft of money from two municipal pools

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus Police firearms review board has cleared two officers of wrongdoing for shooting and wounding the so-called "Buckeye Bandit."