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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6:55 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Defense Supply Center Preparing For Furloughs

Hundreds of civilian employees at the Defense Supply Center in Whitehall are bracing for furlough notices.

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6:52 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Local Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing Bogus Returns

Federal prosecutors say a Groveport woman has pleaded guilty to charges of filing dozens of phony income tax returns.

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6:48 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Athens County Man Sentenced For Abusing Kids

An Athens County man will serve five years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting children at daycare centers.

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6:47 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Teacher Charged With Inappropriate Conduct

A former Buckeye Valley High School music teacher is due in court this week to face charges of having sexual relations with students.

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6:45 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Blaze Injures Firefighter

A Chillicothe firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation sustained while battling a blaze at a warehouse on Wednesday.

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6:41 am
Thu April 4, 2013

School District Removes Jesus Portrait

The Jackson City School district has taken down a portrait of Jesus because of concerns about the costs of defending the district against a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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6:36 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Lee Donates Guitar To Rock Hall

Rush bassist and frontman Geddy Lee has given one of his guitars to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in advance of the band's induction.

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6:31 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Bond Set For Suspect In Hilliard Slaying

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Hilliard man accused of killing his mother.

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6:28 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Yost Releases CCS Audit

The annual state audit of the Columbus City Schools is a mix of good and bad news.

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6:27 am
Thu April 4, 2013

State, Feds To Fight Food Stamp Fraud

The federal government estimates 766 million dollars, or one percent of food stamp benefits, are misappropriated because of fraud.

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12:40 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

City Looks To Control Population Of Geese In Parks

The City of Columbus has awarded a contract to a Dayton-based company called The Goosebusters to continue work it started last year.

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12:41 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Two Local Groups Helping Girls With Prom Clothing

A Delaware County church this week is giving away clothing for the prom season.

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12:40 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

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12:37 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Police Lack Motive In Church Slaying

An ex-con charged with killing his father at an Easter Sunday church service in Ashtabula did not enter a plea in court on Monday.

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12:32 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Groups Amend Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

Two groups suing the Jackson City School district over a Jesus portrait displayed in a middle school now want the portrait taken down from the high school wall where it was relocated.

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12:30 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

More Bonds Set In Jeffers Beating Death

Bonds were set this morning at 500 thousand dollars each for two more adults charged in connection with last week's beating death of a Circleville woman.

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12:27 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Mason Homebuilder To Get New Trial

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ordered a new trial for Bernard Kurlemann, a homebuilder convicted in a 3.5 million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

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12:24 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Businessman Sentenced In Corruption Scandal

One of the last key figures in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal is heading to prison.

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8:03 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Columbus To Cut Pension Pickups For Some Employees

Columbus City Council last night approved cutting the city's pension contributions for non-unionized management level employees.

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7:55 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Governor Signs Transportation Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterday signed into law his 7.6 billion dollar state transportation budget.

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