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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Another child injured in a crash on I-270 last week has died.

Columbus police say a 7-year-old girl was killed last night after she was hit by a sport utility vehicle outside the Kingshill Court Apartments near I-71 on the north side.

Sentencing is scheduled November 9 for a Columbus man who pleaded guilty this week for his role in a robbery in which two accomplices were shot and killed by police officers.


Plans to move homeless people from the Faith Mission and other shelters into a building on North Grant Avenue are proceeding.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Ross County Sheriff's deputies say they are investigating the Ashland County man charged with two murders and suspected in three others.

Florida Highway Patrol

The Florida Highway Patrol has charged a motorist with causing a weekend crash that killed four members of a Columbus softball team.

WCBE Files

The Columbus Board of Health has delayed voting on new rules for people raising farmyard animals after receiving new questions from people who keep chickens and small animals on their properties.


The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to sell the vacant Southeast Career Center building to a nearby construction firm for just over 1 million dollars.

The unemployment rate in central Ohio fell to 3.9 percent in August, down a tenth of a point from July.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey says the Ashland man charged with killing two women and kidnapping another last week has confessed to killing a woman in Marion County eleven years ago.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 200 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man who sustained severe injuries when he was hit by a Columbus Division of Fire ambulance in December of 2013.


A Geauga County jury yesterday found a former Logan County man guilty of ordering a hit from his prison cell on a witness against him. Prosecutors say the gunman killed the wrong person.

The online calendar for Bishop Hartley High School is down after hackers got into the website over the weekend and replaced it with racial and ethnic slurs.

Three of the five members of a Columbus-area softball team who crashed in Panama City, Florida over the weekend have died.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a man who was with a 13-year-old African-American boy shortly before the teen was fatally shot by a white office investigating a reported armed robbery on the near east side.

Delaware fire officials are searching for the cause of yesterday's house fire that killed a teenager.

Fifteen of 19 Columbus area school districts got F grades in the state's latest school report cards for academic achievement gaps. More than two thirds got A's for graduation rates.

A Franklin County judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing county dog shelter officials from euthanizing more canines amid last weekend's distemper outbreak.

A former Franklin County assistant prosecutor has been indicted on aggravated vehicular assault charges for allegedly causing a drunken-driving crash downtown last March that injured a motorcyclist.

A Warren County judge has ruled the man accused of shooting and killing his father and wounding a sheriff's deputy is competent to stand trial.