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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8:02 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Jackets Ink Savard

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a one-year, two-way contract.

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7:54 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Kasich Signs Columbus City Schools Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterday signed into law a bill allowing some of the revenue from a planned 9.01 mill Columbus City Schools levy to be shared with charter schools.

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7:31 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Farm Workers Seek Better Health Standards

Farm workers from Ohio and other states are on Capitol Hill today to speak with Congressional leaders about the dangers posed by pesticides.

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7:03 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Ohioans Paying More For Gasoline

Triple-A says Ohio gasoline prices are up this week.

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7:02 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Guard Major Charged With Abusing Children

An Ohio National Guard Major currently serving in Kuwait has been indicted in Union County for sexually abusing at least three children in his care.

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6:57 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Tower Jumper Gets Probation

The Pickerington man who parachuted off an 893-foot broadcast tower on the Ohio State University campus last May has been placed on one year's probation.

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6:56 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Bond Set For Buckeye Football Recruit

Bond is set at 2 thousand dollars for an Ohio State freshman football recruit arrested early Sunday for underage drinking and using a fake ID.

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6:55 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Teen Killed In Fight

Columbus police say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed last night at an apartment complex on the Far East Side.

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6:53 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Gahanna Puts Income Tax Hike On Ballot

Gahanna City Council has approved putting a one percent income tax increase on the November ballot.

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6:52 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Haslam Sends Rebate Checks To Trucking Companies

Pilot Flying J has sent checks to trucking companies allegedly shorted on rebates amid an FBI investigation of alleged fraud by the sales staff.

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6:47 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Turnpike Tolls To Increase

The Ohio Turnpike Commission has approved a plan to raise tolls by 2.7 percent next year, or a minimum of 25 cents.

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6:42 am
Tue July 16, 2013

SUPCO Death Penalty Panel To Issue Different Reports

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying changes to the state's death penalty law is almost guaranteed to produce majority and minority reports on their findings when its work is completed later this year. 

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12:21 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Police Make Arrest In Early Morning Slaying

Columbus police say a suspect is in custody in the drive-by shooting death of a man early this morning on the Southeast Side.

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12:19 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Man Gored At Running Of The Bulls Event

A Cleveland man was gored during the traditional Running Of The Bulls event in Spain over the weekend.

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12:18 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

New Payment Plan For Suspended Drivers Now In Effect

Ohio officials hope to get hundreds of thousands of suspended drivers back on the road - and in some cases back to work - more quickly by allowing them to pay license reinstatement fees in monthly installments and legally resume driving in the meantime.

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12:17 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Historic Ohio Mill Resumes Operations

A historic mill in Youngstown is working again.

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7:41 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Different Views On Record Ohio Rainy Day Fund Balance

The state has put a record level of savings in rainy day fund.

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7:30 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict Sparks Local Protests

An estimated 120 people gathered at the Franklin County Courthouse and the Statehouse yesterday to protest the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

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7:27 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Fingerhut Named President Of Hillel

Former Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut has been named President and CEO of Hillel International, a worldwide Jewish student organization.

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7:17 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Man Involved In Chase Gets Prison Time

The suspect chased by Whitehall police last year when another driver was killed in a collision with a cruiser has been sentenced to one year in prison.

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