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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7:18 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Authorities Searching For Missing Columbus Man

North Carolina authorities are searching for the body of a Columbus man who disappeared while swimming on Tuesday with members of a church group.

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7:16 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Weinland Park Collaborative Close To Fundraising Goal

Weinland Park residents are getting close to reaching their goal of funding home improvements.

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7:15 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Fight Over BWC Payments Continues

A group of 270 thousand Ohio businesses involved in an 860 million dollar class action lawsuit against the state Bureau of Workers Compensation wants the agency to pay them back.

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7:04 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Castro To Plead Not Guilty

Attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping three Cleveland women and holding them for a decade say he plans to plead not guilty.

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6:53 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Ohio Tea Party Members Going To D.C.

Some Ohio conservative activists who say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service when they applied for tax-exempt status are heading to Washington as federal investigations widen.

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6:48 am
Thu May 16, 2013

House Approves Concussions Bill Correction

The Ohio House has approved a Senate-passed bill correcting a new state law that inadvertently allows coaches and referees in youth sports leagues to be criminally prosecuted for violating rules regarding players' head injuries.

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6:44 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Freeh Hired In Lawsuits Against Pilot Flying J

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh's company has been hired by trucking firmss suing Pilot Flying J over allegations the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam bilked customers out of rebates.

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6:41 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Trial Of Stang's Alleged Killer Annulled

Brazil's Supreme Court has annulled the trial of a rancher convicted of ordering the 2005 murder of Dayton nun and Amazon rain forest defender Dorothy Stang.

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6:31 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Families Say They Found Source Of Ohio Cancer Cluster

Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster in Clyde, Ohio are hoping they have pinpointed a cause for the illnesses.

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6:25 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Ohio House Approves Revised Teacher Eligibility Measure

The Ohio House has unanimously approved a bill making more teachers eligible to participate in meeting Ohio's new third-grade reading guarantee. 

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12:37 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Neighbors Dispute Ramsey's Role In Women's Rescue

Some neighbors say Charles Ramsey's story of how he helped rescue the Cleveland kidnapping victims is false.

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12:27 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Honda Announces New Plant Site

Honda of America says it will build a new type of sports car inside its former plant in Marysville.

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12:25 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

YSU Picks New President

Youngstown State University says Randy Dunn will become the school's next president.

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12:23 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Ross County Women Charged With Animal Cruelty

Two Chillicothe women are facing animal cruelty charges.

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8:55 am
Tue May 14, 2013

City Council Roundup

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 2 million dollars to demolish an old municipal building at 109 North Front Street in order to construct new offices that will consolidate zoning and building services.

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8:52 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Teachers Union Declines To Support Gay Instructor

A gay Columbus teacher challenging her firing by Bishop Watterson High School says the local union for Catholic educators has decided not to support her complaint.

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7:32 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Alleged Tanker Truck Thief Passes Away

The Lawrence County man accused of stealing and crashing a fire truck on Friday died on Monday.

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7:25 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Honda To Announce New Central Ohio Plant

Honda of America is finalizing plans for a new plant in Central Ohio.

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7:22 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Craig To Become Detroit's Top Cop

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig is expected to announce today that he's stepping down to become police chief in his hometown of Detroit.

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7:17 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Corpse Flower To Bloom This Week

Researchers at an Ohio State University greenhouse in Columbus are awaiting a rare second bloom by a rainforest plant known as a "corpse flower" because of its unpleasant odor.

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