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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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man will serve 4 years in prison for striking and killing a tow truck driver on State Route 104 in September of 2014.

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies have ruled as murder-suicide the shooting deaths of a Lewis Center couple whose bodies were found Sunday at Alum Creek State Park.


The state Controlling Board has approved spending 1.3 million dollars to fund the next phase of construction of a new Buckeye Lake dam.


Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation prohibiting the construction of extended-stay hotels in districts zoned for manufacturing.

Ten years after Ohio voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban, experts point to a host of resulting benefits

Newark Police

A Licking County grand jury has decided not to indict a Newark police officer accused of assaulting another man last October.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

A 16-year-old Springfield boy accused of killing his 14-year-old brother after an argument over Halloween candy has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to charges including aggravated murder.

Marysville Police have released the names of the three teen boys charged with raping a 13-year-old girl following a high school football game last September.


A new video making the rounds at Ohio State University is being touted as a production that challenges stereotypes.


The Columbus Metropolitan Library is eliminating daily fines for overdue books and other materials on January 1.

Richland County Sheriff's Office

A Mansfield woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying and dismemberment of a neighbor last year.

A Vinton County man will serve 4 years in prison for stealing more than 2 million dollars worth of timber from land owned by a deceased Grove City resident.

Columbus Public Health

Several events are being held around Columbus today to mark World AIDS Day, an annual observance to raise awareness, support people living with HIV-AIDS, remember those who have died, and encourage others to get tested.


Federal and local authorities investigating Monday's attack at Ohio State University do not believe anybody else was involved in the planning, other than deceased suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

Ohio Public Radio

While state lawmakers continue to fight over whether to extend the 2014 freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards, a new report shows keeping them in place can position the state to be an industry leader.


A second elected Columbus city official says he will not seek re-election next year.

Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote on Monday to approve a vendor that will supply police officers with body cameras.

Reynoldsburg Police

A Columbus man will serve seven years in prison for his role in a fatal home invasion in Reynoldsburg.

The Kaiser Family Foundation says Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths.

Geauga County Sheriff's Office

The former commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Chardon post has pleaded guilty to reduced charges of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old girl at his son’s high school graduation party.