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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Ohio Highway Patrol

A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a fatal crash last March.

Representatives of the Youngstown city schools are asking a judge to delay the implementation of a state law giving the state control of the district.

Delaware County Prosecutor's Office

Two Marion men have been sentenced to two years in prison and five thousand dollars in fines for their roles in fatal road-rage crash that killed a woman last November.

Clark County officials say truck-maker Navistar International will add 300 jobs at its Springfield plant and build a second assembly line to boost production.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has announced the return to the Polish government a painting from the 16th century believed stolen by the Nazis during World War II. 


Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's office say they cannot determine what caused the fire that destroyed the Mad River Mountain ski lodge in Logan County earlier this month.


Columbus police have identified the man who drowned Sunday night while swimming in a pond at a North side apartment complex.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 15 thousand dollars for a Columbus woman who has pleaded not guilty to causing the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter last May.

Federal authorities say Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp will pay 18 million dollars to settle allegations black and Hispanic borrowers had to pay higher auto loan rates.

A recent study shows in the 15 states that elect supreme court justices - including Ohio - death sentences are reversed 11 percent of the time.

City of Columbus

The Columbus Department of Development employee who helped the buyer of Mayor Michael Coleman’s former Berwick home has admitted wrongdoing.


A horse named Wiggle It Jiggleit won the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fairgrounds yesterday.

Minority Democrats in the Ohio House have again introduced an equal pay for equal work bill.

Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel says more than 100 local governments have put their spending information on a treasurer's office website.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a new partnership with Google will make it easier for entrepreneurs to start small businesses and establish an online presence. 

A Correctional Institution Inspection Committee report says one in five Ohio prison inmates is a sex offender.

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year.


Ohio Governor John Kasich says the state will offer job-search support and other help for workers affected when the federal government halts the American Centrifuge Project in Piketon.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled an anti-fracking measure in Youngstown must be put back on November ballots.

The unemployment rate in Columbus and central Ohio fell by six-tenths of a point to 3.6 percent in August.