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 Greater Dayton RTA and the union representing bus drivers and mechanics have approved a new contract agreement, officially ending last week's four-day strike.

The City of Columbus has lifted the boil water advisory for the Annadale Drive area on the Northwest side, where a major water line broke on Monday.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say an off-duty Columbus police officer shot and wounded a home-invasion suspect on Tuesday.

WCBE Files

Land owners in one central Ohio county will likely see the value of their properties increase this year. Jim Letizia reports.


Officials say DNA matches have been developed for three of the six people aboard a plane that is believed to have crashed into Lake Erie last month after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.

Columbus Department of Public Utilities officials say a broken water line on Annadale Drive was repaired late last night, 15 hours after residents first reported low water pressure. 

Yellow Springs police have identified the victims of a weekend double murder.


Results of tests conducted by Delaware County health officials show three cases of norovirus in the Olentangy Local Schools.


Ohio-based retailer The Andersons says it'll close its general stores in Columbus amid multimillion-dollar losses in its retail division.

Columbus firefighters are investigating a house fire as a possible arson.

Ohio Public Radio

A grassroots effort is underway to raise awareness of women's rights.

Ohio Public Radio

Central Ohio will pause today to remember the life and legacy of slain civil rights activist Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

The Miami Trace Local and Washington Court House City Schools are closed today as authorities investigate what they call a security threat.

WCBE Files

A Columbus man will face a judge today after ten months on the run. 

The Columbus City Attorney’s office has filed a complaint in Franklin County Environmental Court against Natalia’s Carry Out on Summit Street, saying it is a hub of illegal activity.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

A Clark County Judge has scheduled a February 9 hearing to determine whether a Springfield teen accused of killing his brother after an argument over Halloween candy will be tried as an adult.

Associated Press

Cleveland search crews have recovered more human remains from the wreckage of a corporate jet carrying six central Ohioans that crashed shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport two weeks ago.

The company that runs a Zanesville nursing home has been ordered to repay 129 thousand dollars fraudulently obtained from Medicare and Medicaid.


The U.S. Department of the Interior has declared the Eldean Covered Bridge near Troy as a National Historic Landmark, citing it as the longest example of bridges designed by Stephen Long in the 19th century.


Another piece of a missing aircraft is being added to dozens of others.