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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6:25 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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7:04 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Grove City Woman Charged With Abusing Dogs

A Grove City woman is facing animal abuse charges after starved dogs were found at her home.

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7:03 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Tower Skydiver To Jump Again

A Pickerington man says he is planning to jump again after being convicted of parachuting off a radio tower at Ohio State University last week.

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7:01 am
Tue May 14, 2013

COTA Shooting Suspect Turns Self In

Columbus police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a woman on a COTA bus last month has turned himself in.

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6:56 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Cleveland Schools, Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

The Cleveland Teachers Union and the School District have reached a tentative agreement on a new 3- year contract.

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6:46 am
Tue May 14, 2013

AG: Castro Not Linked To Other Crimes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says no DNA evidence links the man accused of imprisoning three women in a Cleveland house for a decade to other crimes through a national database.

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6:25 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Faber Gives No Specifics On Medicaid "Reform" Plan

Republican Ohio Senate President Keith Faber told a Cleveland City Club audience Monday lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.

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6:22 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Activists Lobby For Medicaid Expansion

Advocates for expanding Medicaid used the Mother's Day holiday to ask state lawmakers what their mothers would do about the issue.

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5:54 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Popular Ohio Tax Witness Paid By Conservative Trust

An Associated Press review of records shows a favorite witness on Ohio tax and economic issues who's relied upon for his objectivity draws a hefty stipend from a conservative trust fund.

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5:51 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Local Motel Must Be Sold Or Torn Down

A Franklin County judge today ordered the owners of a closed East side motel to sell the blighted property or tear it down.

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