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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7:26 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Hillard, Police Union Reach Contract Agreement

Hilliard City Council has approved a new 3 year contract with the union representing police officers.

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7:22 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Troubled Charter School Chain Subject Of Federal, State Probes

Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.

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7:12 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Grandview Heights Schools Levy Slated For November Ballot

Grandview Heights High School
Credit Grandview Heights City Schools

The Grandview Heights City School Board has voted to place a 5.9-mill levy on the November ballot.

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7:02 am
Fri July 18, 2014

County Democratic Party Chair To Resign

The man who ran Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's 1999 election campaign says he is resigning as chair of the Franklin County Democratic Party, citing health reasons.

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6:56 am
Fri July 18, 2014

County Administrator To Resign

Credit Franklin County

Franklin County Administrator Don Brown says he will resign on October 31st.

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6:54 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Layoffs Planned At Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Project

Credit usec.com

The contractor leading the decontamination and decommissioning work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon anticipates up to 675 people will be laid off beginning in October because of problems related to project funding.

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6:47 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Former Boxing Champion Run Over And Killed At Gas Station

Cashmere Jackson
Credit cleveland.com

Cleveland police say former national boxing champion Cashmere Jackson died Wednesday when she jumped onto the hood of a car driving toward her, then fell off and was accidentally run over following an altercation at a gas station.

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11:47 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Officials Encourage Greater Participation In Summer Meal Program

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

Federal and state officials are trying to get more low-income children to participate in free or reduced-price meal programs this summer.

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11:43 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Body Found Near West Broad Street

Credit Franklin County Sheriff

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a man's body near West Broad Street early this morning.

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11:41 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Police: Call To Water Department Led To OU Shooting Probe

Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount
Credit Village of Mount Orab

Mount Orab police chief Bryan Mount says a phone call to the village water department led to an investigation into a possible shooting at Ohio University on Tuesday.

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11:38 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Corruption Trial Of Athens County Sheriff Delayed

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly
Credit woub.org

A judge has delayed the corruption trial of Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly.

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11:36 am
Thu July 17, 2014

SUPCO Suspends Law License Of Former Judge Convicted Of Corruption

Bridget McCafferty
Credit cleveland.com

The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of a former Cuyahoga County judge convicted of lying to FBI agents.

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11:33 am
Thu July 17, 2014

AG Previews Arugments In Pending Same-Sex Marriage Case

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is urging the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to reject arguments the state should have to recognize same-sex marriage.

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11:31 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Value Of Cleveland Browns Now Over 1 Billion Dollars

Forbes magazine ranks the Cleveland Browns as the 35th most valuable sports franchise in the world.

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7:14 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Pickerington Police Searching For Driver In Fatal Hit-Skip

Pickerington police are looking for the driver who caused a fatal hit-and-run crash yesterday on I-70.

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7:11 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Local Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Or Destroying Mail

U.S. Postal Service officials say a central Ohio letter carrier has been indicted on charges of stockpiling other people's mail.

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7:02 am
Thu July 17, 2014

New Columbus School Building Under Construction

Columbus City Schools and local government officials broke ground yesterday on the new Africentric Early College School project. 

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6:56 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Survey Gives Low Marks To AEP For Customer Satisfaction

J.D. Power and Associates' annual customer satisfaction report ranks Columbus-based American Electric Power 14th out of 16 electric utilities in the Midwest. 

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6:54 am
Thu July 17, 2014

New Commander For Wright-Patt Takes Over Amid Possible Job Losses

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will lose 370 jobs under a force reorganization plan. U.S. Air Force officials say the jobs will be slashed from the Air Force Materiel Command and other units. 

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6:54 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Three Central Ohio Levies To Appear On Fall Ballots

Voters in two Central Ohio counties will see a total of three levy requests on their ballots in the fall.

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