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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7:14 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Missing Python Recovered

Athens County Sheriff's deputies say a small python has been found beneath the Athens mobile home where a resident said she released it on Sunday.

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7:12 am
Fri June 28, 2013

SUPCO Panel Issues Death Penalty Recommendations

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying the death penalty is recommending many of the added factors that lead to a capital punishment case, such as rape, robbery or burglary, be removed from the state's death penalty law.

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7:04 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Appeals Court Overturns Sentence For Mount Vernon Man

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has overturned for a second time the one-day jail sentence of a Mount Vernon man found with hundreds of photos and videos depicting young girls being raped.

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7:03 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Portman Backs DOMA Ruling

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he agrees with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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6:57 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Lawmakers Approve Budget Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich and Republican legislative leaders are scheduled to meet at the governor's mansion in Bexley today to discuss the newly approved 62 billion dollar, two-year state budget.

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12:32 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Judge Orders Seizure Of Village's Traffic Cameras

A Hamilton County judge has found the village of Elmwood Place in contempt of court, saying it violated his order against using traffic cameras to catch speeders.

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12:29 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Dems Trying To Get House Vote On Medicaid Expansion

Democratic state lawmakers plan to use a legislative maneuver to try to call a vote on a bill to expand Medicaid.

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12:28 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Berne Union Schools Put Levy On Fall Ballot

The Berne Union school board has voted to put a 10 year, 2 percent replacement income tax levy on the November ballot.

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12:26 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Cross-State Walk Designed To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Abuse

An Ohio man has completed his ten-day walk across the state to raise awareness of sexual abuse.

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12:23 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Springfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Raping Child

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping a young girl who was staying in his home.

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12:21 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Two Elected Officials Facing Sex Charges

A Worthington City Council member is charged with groping a teenage intern.

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8:54 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Capital University Nominated For Historic Designation

The Ohio Historical Society has nominated Capital University to become a National Historic District.

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8:48 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Slight Decline In Local Vehicle Thefts

Slightly fewer vehicles are being stolen in central Ohio.

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8:47 am
Thu June 27, 2013

COTA Blames Ridership Decline In Part On OSU

Fewer people are riding Central Ohio Transit Authority buses.

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8:45 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Ohio Chemical Reporting Laws Should Not Trump EPA Regulations

The U.S. EPA is investigating the cause of a January chemical emergency at an Auglaize County well facility and asking why an inventory of the facility's chemicals wasn't available to local safety authorities.

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8:27 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Man Indicted For Beating Child To Death

A Columbus man will appear in court this week, accused of killing his girlfriend's 17-month-old child.

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8:26 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Man Indicted In Beating Death Of His Grandmother

A Columbus man has been indicted on murder and other charges for beating his grandmother, who died last week.

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8:24 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Alleged Newark Pedophile Kept List

Newark police have arrested a man who they say is a child predator.

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8:22 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Shooting Victim Identified

Columbus police have identified the man who was shot and killed in South Linden on Monday.

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8:14 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Ohioans Disapprove Of POTUS' Job Performance

A new Quinnipiac University poll of Ohio voters shows 57 percent disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

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