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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6:48 am
Thu August 1, 2013

PUCO Delays Vote On Energy Rebates

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has delayed action in a case potentially affecting 96 to 126 million dollars in rebates of renewable energy overcharges to customers of Akron-based FirstEnergy.

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6:46 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Local Man Wanted For Repeat Drunken Driving Offenses

Columbus City prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a repeat drunken driver who failed to appear in court this week for his trial.

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6:45 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Tax Levy To Be On Fairfield County Ballot

Fairfield County Commissioners have voted to place a property tax levy on the November ballot to fund infrastructure improvements.

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6:44 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Mandel Claims He's Saving State Money

An annual report from the state treasurer's office claims Republican Josh Mandel saved Ohio more than 2 million dollars by cutting operating expenses last budget year.

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6:38 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Kasich Winning Gubernatorial Cash Race

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has 4.4 million dollars on hand in his re-election campaign.

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6:33 am
Thu August 1, 2013

JobsOhio Board Members Tied To Companies Getting Tax Breaks

Six of nine board members at JobsOhio, Governor John Kasich's privatized job creation entity, have ties to companies that received tax credits or other assistance since Kasich took office in 2011.

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7:05 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Columbus Crew Changes Hands

The Columbus Crew has announced a change in ownership of the Major League Soccer franchise. Jim Letizia reports. 

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12:34 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Study On Childhood Choking Incidents

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows more than 30 kids in the U.S. are treated each day in emergency departments for food-related choking.

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12:30 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Lawsuit Alleges Local Company Engaged In False Advertising

Two Michigan residents are suing Westerville-based Elmer's Products, the company that makes Krazy Glue, over allegations of false advertising.

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12:27 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Casino Patron Robber Sentenced

One of three men suspected of robbing a Columbus casino patron of nearly 36-thousand dollars in winnings last October has pleaded guilty.

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12:25 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Ballman Family Files Lawsuit Over Her Death

The family of a Pataskala woman who authorities say was raped and killed by a former New Albany doctor in July of last year has filed a 40 million dollar lawsuit against the physician, the hospital where he worked and Craigslist.

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12:23 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Legionnaires' Outbreak Claims Fifth Life

The death toll from a Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg nursing home continues to rise.

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7:43 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Feds To Allow Fracking In State Forest

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to open more than 45-hundred acres of the Blue Rock State Forest in Muskingum County to fracking.

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7:16 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Police Probing Officer-Involved Shooting

Columbus police are investigating the shooting of a man by an officer during a traffic stop at Mooberry and South 18th streets yesterday.

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7:03 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Triple Murder Suspect Indicted

An East Cleveland man accused in the deaths of three women has been indicted on aggravated murder, kidnapping, and other charges

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7:01 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Kidnapping, Rape Suspect Pleads Guilty

Police in New York State say a former central Ohio resident has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a woman in western New York three decades ago.

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6:57 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Body Found In Van Identified

The Franklin County Coroner has identified the body of a man found in a burning van in a parking lot off of Rhoades Avenue last week.

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6:55 am
Tue July 30, 2013

More Pilot Flying J Staffers Plead Guilty

Two more members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff have pleaded guilty to defrauding customers of the truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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6:53 am
Tue July 30, 2013

70th Anniversary Of Ploesti Raid Being Held In Dayton

Veterans of a World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in Dayton this week for a 70th anniversary reunion.

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6:51 am
Tue July 30, 2013

OSU Overcharged Thousands Of Summer Students

Thousands of Ohio State University students are getting refunds after being overcharged for summer classes.

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