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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Prosecutors have dropped assault and domestic violence charges against Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther's father.


Ohio State University kicked running back Bri’onte Dunn off the team last night, hours after a woman filed for a civil protection order against him.

Franklin County Sheriff'

Bond is set at 2 million dollars for the Columbus man charged with shooting his niece and nephew because, prosecutors say, they made too much noise.


A Columbus-based developer has submitted plans to the City of Akron to redevelop the former Rolling Acres Mall property. 

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has charged the Columbus Division of Police with moving too slowly in its probe of alleged racism by a white officer.

Columbus police have filed charges in the Sunday shooting death of one child and the wounding of another at an east side home.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says a group of Upper Arlington residents has collected enough petition signatures to ask voters to recall four City Council members.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in the theft of an M-16 rifle, a handgun, body armor and a utility belt from the unmarked vehicle of an undercover Columbus police officer.


A Ross County jury has convicted the man charged with killing a Chillicothe woman.

Columbus Police are looking for suspects in a fatal shootout in the westbound lanes of I-70 near James Road early Friday morning.


Reynoldsburg fire officials are searching for the cause of a maintenance building explosion at the Century City apartment complex last night.

WCBE Files

The new Columbus Safety Director is a City Hall veteran.

A new study by Ohio State University shows preschool-aged children who go to bed late have a higher risk of obesity as teenagers. 

Backers of a plan to ask Newark voters to decriminalize marijuana have turned in 2 thousand petition signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.


A task force appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to study methods to improve the grand jury system says the Ohio attorney general should be given exclusive authority to investigate police use of lethal force cases.


The owner of Katzinger's Delicatessen in German Village says she's sold the business to the owner of several central Ohio restaurants.

One of the two suspects charged in a fatal drug-related robbery attempt in June of last year has entered an Alford plea.

The University of Akron has named law school dean Matthew Wilson interim president.

A Columbus woman is now the city's second case of Zika virus.

Court documents show Ohio State University associate head football coach Greg Schiano witnessed sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.