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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The attorney for former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills says she will plead guilty this morning to a misdemeanor ethics charge for failing to properly disclose the value of a 2014 trip to an Ohio State football game with other elected officials and a convicted lobbyist.


A refugee resettlement group operating in Columbus says it is closing because of President Trump's executive order affecting refugees and immigrants.


The Granville village council last night approved a resolution declaring the village a “welcoming community.”


Federal Communications Commission Secretary Marlene Dortch is the granddaughter of the late four-time Olympic gold medalist and Ohio State University track star Jesse Owens.

Madison Christian School in Groveport is closed today and Thursday because of an influenza outbreak.

State of Ohio

Democratic State Representative John Boccieri is calling for better support for local communities dealing with lead contamination in their water supplies.

Lead contamination in tap water in Flint, Michigan, Sebring, Ohio and other cities highlights problems with America's aging water systems.


Many pregnant women say they feel different, depending on whether they are carrying a boy or girl.


Friends of the Columbus woman killed in a south side house fire early Saturday have released her identity.

Columbus police officials say officers investigating a double-stabbing last night were forced to open fire on a suspect in the 400 block of South Powell Avenue. 

Grove City Police

The suspect in the murder of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes was under GPS monitoring after his release from prison.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority began a week-long series of public forums last night on changes to several routes, which are scheduled to begin on May 1st.

Grove City Police

A Franklin County judge has ordered the registered sex offender charged in the kidnapping, rape and slaying of an Ohio State University student be held without bond.


Chemical giant DuPont and one of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay 670 million dollars to settle hundreds of  lawsuits filed by Ohio and West Virginia residents over discharges of C8 into the Ohio River.

The Ohio Air National Guard says President Trump's first visit to the state since his inauguration has been canceled.


A waterline break over the weekend that damaged courtrooms on the 11th through 15th floors of the Franklin County Courthouse means some municipal court cases scheduled for today have been postponed.


The rebuilding Cincinnati Reds have traded All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is awaiting sentencing for killing a pizza delivery driver in 2015. 


Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are proposing different bills regarding the creation of sanctuary cities, which shield undocumented immigrants from prosecution based on their status.

Youngstown Police

A Columbus man will serve 11 years in prison for beating and killing another man in September of 2015.