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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Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of Sunday's blaze that destroyed the KTC Buddhist Center on Grubb Street. 


A local cancer expert says he's hopeful about the new "Moonshot" initiative to find a cure.

Hilliard Police

A former teacher at Weaver Middle School in Hilliard has been arrested on charges of having sexual contact with a student. 

Ohio Department of Youth Services

A Marion teenager convicted of killing her stepfather is back in custody after escaping from a mental health facility in Cleveland on Wednesday. 


Columbus Public Health officials are warning local doctors the Zika virus is spreading rapidly, with potentially fatal effects for infants.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has announced the lineup of performers for the April 8th induction ceremonies.

Members of the Columbus firefighters union have approved a new three-year contract agreement with the city.


Recent inspections by Columbus Public Health found no evidence of rat problems in Franklinton.


Three Chillicothe police officers are under investigation for their handling of a domestic violence call that ended with one accused of sexually assaulting the victim. 

Dublin-based Wendy's is investigating a possible cybersecurity breach.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the unemployment rate for the central Ohio region held steady in December at 3.9 percent.


Plans are in the works for a new bus route between Port Columbus and downtown.


The state's Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says Ohio's most violent prison is in Warren County. 

Ohio Public Radio

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Legisature have laid out their agenda on economic and educational issues they say majority Republicans are ignoring.

Columbus State Community College has won an 11.5 million dollar federal grant to expand its "Credits Count" program in seven central Ohio school districts. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol says a single-engine aircraft crashed last night as it approached the Greene County Regional Airport in Xenia.

Whitehall Police

The man charged for his role in a triple-shooting in Whitehall in May of 2014 will serve 14 years in prison.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus man who delayed for months his trial for robbing a casino winner will serve 20 years in prison.

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The Ohio Division of Liquor Control says more than 1 billion dollars were spent last year on spiritous liquor, breaking the sales record set in 2014.


Former Columbus Clipper Hensley Meulens will be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame this year.