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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Hillary Clinton is gaining ground in a new Quinnipiac University poll of likely Ohio voters.

WCBE Files

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says  rampant voter fraud in this year's presidential election is unlikely.

A Columbus resident is one of the winners of Sunday's Columbus Marathon.

A Columbus man is hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting Sunday on the east side.

There's no word yet of any arrests out of a double shooting on the north side last night.


Columbus police say two students were shot and wounded outside Linden-McKinley STEM Academy Thursday afternoon.


Hundreds of Ohio college students met in Columbus yesterday to hear Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talk up his policy for an affordable college education.

Associated Press

President Obama is in Cleveland today to campaign for Hillary Clinton after having strong words for Republicans in Columbus.


A new poll shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a nine point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in Ohio.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will spend the next nine years in prison for live-streaming a sexual assault. 


Dayton police are investigating a deputy sheriff's use of pepper spray on a restrained inmate at the Montgomery County Jail.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Clark County prosecutors have dropped child endangering charges against the mother of a boy who died last week at a motel.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Franklin County Court of Appeals for a third time has rejected a county judge's granting of judicial release to former county development director Dan Nichter, who was convicted of identify fraud.

Hilliard Police

A Hilliard Davidson High School student has been arrested on charges of plotting a shooting at the school. 

A Columbus teen charged with killing a 17-year-old boy following a fist fight has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in a plea bargain with prosecutors.


Upper Arlington School district officials have unveiled a tentative plan to build a new high school, renovate the middle schools and rebuild or repair five elementary schools.

Marion Police

Marion police are searching for a man who failed to show up for his scheduled court appearance on Monday.

Mirror Lake Work Begins

Oct 12, 2016

Work is underway to restore Mirror Lake on the Ohio State campus. 

Starting this Friday, Bexley will become the first city in central Ohio to ban the use of cell phones while driving. Jim Letizia reports.  

The state has scheduled a December 1 clemency hearing for the first inmate scheduled for execution next year with a new lethal injection cocktail.