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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6:14 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Legal Settlement Means Free Bag Of Mulch For Some

A Columbus company accused of selling bags of mulch that were not full will offer consumers a free bag this spring under a settlement with the Ohio Attorney General's office.

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6:11 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Columbus Enacts New Civil Penalties For Property Owners

The city of Columbus has adopted a new one thousand dollar per day fine to try and deter residential and commercial building owners from allowing their properties to become a public nuisance.

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6:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

SUPCO Upholds Traffic Enforcement Cameras

Just as state lawmakers pass a bill that will likely end most traffic camera programs in Ohio, the state’s highest court has ruled cities have the authority to use them.

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5:58 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Kasich Vows To Crack Down On Bad Charter Schools

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he plans to push against political adversaries during his second term, as he tries to enact restrictions on charter schools and reach a satisfactory compromise on renewable-energy mandates.

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5:54 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Police Training Working Group Holds First Meeting

Police officers and ministers joined mental health, probation and prosecutor's office representatives Thursday on a new panel to study possible updates to police training.

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5:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Looking Back On 2014 At The Ohio Supreme Court

The Republican-dominated Ohio Supreme Court took up several important cases this year, rendering opinions that surprised some observers.

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8:08 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Billy Milligan Passes Away

Billy Milligan (r) at trial
Credit Los Angeles Times

Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died at a Columbus hospital at the age of 59.

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7:03 am
Thu December 18, 2014

New COTA Budget Contains No Fare Hikes

Bus service in and around Columbus will be getting a boost next year. 

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7:01 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Former PTA Leader Sentenced For Theft

A former Westerville school PTA president will serve ten days in jail for stealing thousands of dollars from the organization. 

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6:55 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Whitehall Post Office Gutted By Fire

People with packages at the fire-gutted Whitehall post office will be able to pick them up soon. 

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6:53 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Export Flights From Rickenbacker Begin Today

Luxembourg-based cargo carrier Cargolux will begin shipping Ohio-made goods from Rickenbacker Airport today.

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6:47 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Religious Requirement For State Mentoring Program Questioned

State schools superintendent Richard Ross added a religious element to a state-supported mentoring program in schools.

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6:27 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Lawmakers Approve Redistricting Bill

Credit toledoblade.com

A bipartisan redistricting bill will go to the voters next year after the measure cleared the Ohio Legislature on Wednesday.

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6:26 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Ohio House Passes Bill To Shield Lethal Injection Drug Makers

The Ohio House has approved a Senate-passed bill shielding the names of companies that provide the state with lethal injection drugs.

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6:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

New Turnpike Director Named

Randy Cole
Credit cleveland.com

The Ohio Turnpike Commission says a former board member will take over as the agency's new director on December 22nd.

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6:16 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Bill Legalizing Fireworks Stalls

An effort to legalize consumer grade fireworks in Ohio has hit a procedural snag in the legislature.

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11:06 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Ashland Man Sentenced For 2012 Slaying

Nate Summerfield
Credit U.S. Marshals Service

A judge has sentenced an Ashland, Ohio man to nearly 39 years in prison in the strangling and stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend while vacationing on the North Carolina Outer Banks two years ago.

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7:26 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Leader of Bob Evans Farms Stepping Down

The CEO of New Albany-based Bob Evans Farms is stepping down after more than eight years on the job, as part of an agreement with the company.

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7:14 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Mount Vernon Police ID Man Shot By Officers

Logan Hall
Credit snyderfuneralhomes.com

Mount Vernon police have identified the man killed by officers over the weekend.

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7:09 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Case Of Cop Who Shot Suspect Will Not Go To Grand Jury

Randall Hutchison
Credit Newark Police

Licking County prosecutor Ken Oswalt says he will not present to a grand jury the case of a Newark police officer who ran down a suspect with an SUV after another officer was shot on November 5.

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