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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A former Circleville fashion model whose murder conviction was tossed out by a judge is scheduled to appear in court again next Wednesday.

Shawnee Hills police chief Russell Baron has been charged with OVI. 

Hilliard Police

The Hilliard teen convicted of plotting a mass shooting at Davidson High School in 2016 has been sentenced to four years in prison.  

Several central Ohio health departments are reporting an increase in cases of the flu. 

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education has scheduled a vote on Monday night to approve a list of three semifinalists to become the district's next superintendent.

The city council in the Summit County town of Green last night approved a settlement with developers of the Nexus natural gas pipeline.

A citizens' group for the third time is proposing a ballot issue changing Columbus City Council from an at-large election system to a ward system.

Arraignment is scheduled today for the Columbus man charged with causing a traffic crash last year that killed an ACLU of Ohio official. 

Columbus police say one person was killed and another critically injured following a double-stabbing last night on the north side.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's nearly 900 million dollar budget for the year.

While the stock market was taking a major dive on Monday, President Trump was in the Cincinnati area to drum up public support for the unpopular Republican tax cut package.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Ohio State football legend Jim Stillwagon, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 68.

The White House says President Trump will visit Cincinnati and Blue Ash on Monday to promote the the Republican tax plan he signed into law last year. 

Anderson Family via Cleveland Police

A Cuayhoga County grand jury has declined to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a mentally ill woman who collapsed while handcuffed and struggling with police in 2014. 

A west side neighborhood plans to hold a unity rally Sunday evening after racist fliers were found posted in the area.

Detour signs will be posted along portions of I-70 in the downtown Columbus area this weekend to allow for the demolition of a bridge.

The state has given some Buckeye Lake residents a one-year deadline to dismantle parts of their homes. 

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he was not hurt Wednesday when the chartered Amtrack train carrying him and other GOP lawmakers to a policy retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Ohioans who need help filing their taxes may qualify for free assistance.

Authorities say a single-engine plane heading from Florida to Urbana crashed near Knoxville, Tennessee late Tuesday, killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. 

At least thirteen people are hospitalized in stable condition after being injured in a two-alarm fire early this morning on the west side.

A coalition of Columbus Democrats is critical of changes to the city's policy on tax breaks. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the body found by a deputy Monday in a wooded area near Interstates 270 and 71 on the south side. 

Columbus Division of Fire

A preliminary hearing is scheduled February 8 for the Columbus woman charged with setting her mobile home on fire over the weekend. 

Ohio's Congressional delegation has sent a letter to online retailer Amazon pitching Columbus as the location for a second headquarters.

Rhonda Corr is out as superintendent of Dayton Public Schools.

Work is scheduled to begin today on a project to build the first single-family home in Columbus with shipping containers. 

Columbus City Council last night voted to pay Campus Partners 2 million dollars for road work along North High Street and several side streets.  

Clark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating sexual misconduct claims against a Greenon Local Schools teacher.  

London Police

A Springfield man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of killing a man during a Madison County home invasion.