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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12:29 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Board Approves Plans For Poindexter Village

The Columbus Board of Zoning Adjustment has approved plans to raze at least part of the Poindexter Village housing complex on the East side.

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12:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Gang Violence Summit Today

Community activists from around the country are meeting at Cleveland State University today to discuss solutions to gang violence.

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12:21 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Budish Running For County Executive

Former Ohio House Minority Leader Armond Budish today is announcing he will run for Cuyahoga County executive.

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12:20 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Higher Cincinnati Murder Rate

Cincinnati police say they are keeping a closer watch on repeat offenders and working hard to get more information from victims of violent crime.

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12:18 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

BWC Board Approves Business Payouts

The board of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation today approved Governor John Kasich's proposal to give 1 billion dollars worth of cash rebates to businesses, local governments and schools.

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10:09 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Crackdown On Cell Phone Theft Introduced

With reports of thefts of smartphones circulating online, Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is proposing a bill to make it a felony to resell stolen cell phones.

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7:46 am
Thu May 30, 2013

DSW Reports Lower First Quarter Profit

Columbus-based shoe retailer DSW reports a first-quarter profit of 34.5 million dollars, compared with nearly 40 million in the same period a year ago.

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7:36 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Health Officials Close South Side Restaurant

Columbus Health authorities have ordered a South Side restaurant closed for the week after inspectors found several food-safety violations.

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7:31 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Equity Firm Buys Local Plant

A private equity firm has purchased a Columbus magnet factory.

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7:28 am
Thu May 30, 2013

PUCO Staff Approves AEP Cost Recovery Plan

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staffers have recommended Columbus-based American Electric Power be allowed to charge customers for nearly all of the 61.8 million dollars it spent on repairs from the June 2012 windstorm.

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7:25 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Hospital Researcher Struck And Killed

A researcher at Children's Hospital is dead after being hit by a bus yesterday.

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7:23 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Medical Marijuana Bill Likely Headed For Ballot

Some Ohioans are trying to gather enough petition signatures to put an issue on the statewide ballot that would allow the use of medical marijuana and the growing of hemp.

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7:13 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Committee Approves JobsOhio Clarification

An Ohio House committee has approved a bill seeking to clear up a controversy over Governor John Kasich's job creation entity JobsOhio.

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7:03 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Strike Down Of Indiana Law May Impact Ohio Bill

An Indiana law cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood has been struck down by the courts. Ohio legislators are considering a similar law.

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6:13 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Covered Bridge In Lancaster Reopens

A covered bridge on the Ohio University branch campus in Lancaster has reopened for public use four months after being damaged by an arson fire.

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6:11 am
Thu May 30, 2013

House Approves Bill Named For Slain Deputy

The Ohio House has approved a Senate-passed measure requiring courts to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database.

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6:08 am
Thu May 30, 2013

2 Pilot Employees Plead Guilty

Two employees of the truck stop chain owned by the family of Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam have pleaded guilty in a federal probe of the company's business practices.

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6:06 am
Thu May 30, 2013

House Approves Columbus Schools Bill

The Ohio House has approved a bill targeting the Columbus City Schools.

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12:28 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Senate Committee Releasing Budget Bill Today

An Ohio Senate committee is releasing its version of the two year state budget bill today.

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12:00 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Columbus Fighting Ash Borer

The fight against the emerald ash borer beetle continues in Columbus.

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