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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6:24 am
Fri May 1, 2015

City Files Complaint Against Owners Of Closed Motel

Columbus city prosecutors have filed a contempt of court complaint against the owners of a closed North Side motel.

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6:15 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Arizona Fire Official Charged With Killing Two Central Ohioans

David Watson
Credit nydailynews.com

A fire captain in Tucson, Arizona has been charged with killing two central Ohioans.

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6:11 am
Fri May 1, 2015

New BWC Billing System Begins In July

A new billing system will change how private businesses pay their workers' compensation premiums.

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11:02 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Police Protest Planned In Cincinnati Tonight

Credit blacklivesmatter.org

Dozens of people will stage a demonstration tonight in downtown Cincinnati, protesting the Baltimore, Maryland police in-custody death of Freddy Gray.

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7:29 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Update: OSU Drum Major Coach Facing Sexual Assault Charges

Stewart Kitchen
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A judge today set the coach's bond at 50 thousand dollars.

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7:26 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Bob Evans To Close 20 Restaurants

New-Albany based Bob Evans Farms says it will close 20 restaurants due to poor sales.

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7:17 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Local Man Sentenced For Assaulting Child

Scott Spencer
Credit Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of assaulting a teenage girl in a Delaware County park was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison.

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7:15 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Plans In Works For Second Terminal At Port Columbus

Credit experiencecolumbus.com

Renovations to the terminal at Port Columbus are wrapping up as officials plan for a major expansion project. 

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7:12 am
Thu April 30, 2015

ALA Gives Failing Marks For Franklin County's Air Quality

Franklin County's air quality is getting a failing grade in the American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2015" report.

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7:08 am
Thu April 30, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Trying Again To Pass Voter Photo ID Bill

For the third time, conservative Republicans in the Ohio House are proposing legislation requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.

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6:40 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Governor Signs Executive Order Creating Police Advisory Board

The governor's police task force
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has issued an executive order creating a state community-police advisory board.

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6:36 am
Thu April 30, 2015

SUPCO Rejects Public Records Request Involving Columbus Police

Adam Saleh
Credit Columbus Division of Police

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against Columbus police seeking the complete files of a long-closed criminal case.

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6:27 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Woods To Play In Memorial Tournament

Tiger Woods
Credit wikipedia

Organizers of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin say five time champion Tiger Woods will play in the event this year for the 15th time. 

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8:28 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Cincinnati Restaurant Owner Apologies For Bruce Jenner "Joke"

"Senate" owner Daniel Wright
Credit senatepub.com

The owner of a Cincinnati restaurant is apologizing for what he now says was a crude joke about former olympic champion Bruce Jenner's transition to becoming a woman. 

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7:25 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Columbus To Get Its First Protected Bicycle Lane

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's portion of a multi-million dollar contract for resurfacing and repairing a portion of U.S. Route 23.

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7:17 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Local Chess Coach Charged With Abusing Young Girl

Leon Wilson
Credit Delaware County Sheriff's Office

A chess coach in Lewis Center has been arrested on charges of raping a preschooler.

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7:02 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Improperly Canned Food Confirmed As Source Of Lancaster Botulism Outbreak

Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church
Credit WCBE Files

Ohio Department of Health officials say the likely source of the Lancaster botulism outbreak is home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. 

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6:55 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Pickup Driver In Fatal Downtown Crash Not Competent To Stand Trial

Terrance Trent
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A court-appointed psychologist says the man accused of a killing two pedestrians when he crashed his vehicle into a school bus in downtown Columbus in December is incompetent to stand trial.

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6:39 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Retailer To Open Temporary Store In Columbus

A major outdoor retailer will open a temporary store at Easton Town Center this summer to learn whether a permanent Columbus store would be successful.

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6:37 am
Tue April 28, 2015

SUPCO Dismisses NARAL's Public Records Lawsuit Over ODH Communications With Right To Life Group

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group over a public records request seeking communication between the Ohio Department of Health  and an anti-abortion organization.

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