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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Hilliard residents who want to sign up for the city's new "do-not-knock" registry may begin doing so next week.

Four people from have pleaded guilty in Columbus to federal charges of stealing more than 7 million dollars from  a government renewable fuels program by manufacturing fake biodiesel.


The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Akron-area televangelist Ernest Angley and his buffet restaurant for violations of minimum wage, overtime and child labor laws.

Bucyrus City officials have granted a permit for a confederate flag parade downtown on Saturday.

Columbus City Schools

Former Columbus City Schools administrator Michael Dodds was sentenced today to 14 days in jail and 16 months of supervised released  for his role in the district's attendance data rigging scandal.

WCBE Files

A former Ohio State Football player will serve more than six years in prison and pay nearly 400 thousand dollars restitution for his role in stealing investor money from a now defunct beverage company.


A North Randall police officer has been indicted on charges of selling guns to felons.

Columbus Public Health officials say woman who became ill and was hospitalized after her recent trip to West Africa does not have the Ebola virus.

A Columbus charter school serving 300 students closed this week because of mismanagement.

Dayton Daily News

Federal prosecutors say former deputy state treasurer Amer Ahmad has been extradited from Pakistan to serve a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme.

Logan County Prosecutor's Office

The attorney for a Bellefontaine woman charged with killing her three sons over a 13 month period has entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have filed rape charges against a registered sex offender from Chillicothe.

A suspect in last week's triple murder in Whitehall is in a New York City jail, awaiting extradition.

City of Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington city officials are proceeding with portions of a controversial plan to remake Northam Park.

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has declined to indict three officers in the fatal shooting of a suspected leader of the Short North Posse gang.

wcbe files

A new Quinnipiac University poll of registered Ohio voters shows Democrat Ted Strickland's lead over Republican incumbent Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate race has fallen to 3 percent, which is within the survey's margin of error.

U.S. Attorney's Office

An aspiring Columbus rapper has been arrested on charges of making and selling child pornography. 

The City Hall lobbyist at the center of the Columbus red light camera scandal is talking to federal investigators.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware County prosecutors say two Chinese nationals were found guilty yesterday of promoting prostitution and organized crime at three massage parlors in Powell, Worthington and Columbus.

Gahanna Police

A Gahanna man was sentenced today to four years in prison for causing a drunken-driving crash that killed one pedestrian and injured another.