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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6:14 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Mother Sues Akron Police

A million-dollar lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an unruly middle-school girl who suffered a broken arm while being restrained by an Akron police officer.

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12:35 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Study On Feelings From Helping Others

The good feeling people get from spending money on others or donating to charity may be part of human nature.


Cleveland Clinic psychologist Mike McKee says a study by researchers at the University of Canada shows participants worldwide, even in poor countries, got a mental lift from spending money on someone other than themselves. The researchers surveyed nearly 235-thousand people in 136 countries. The study is published in the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology."




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12:31 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

School Board President Resigns

Medina School Board President Charles Freeman has resigned amid controversy over district spending and the superintendent's compensation, which included 265-thousand dollars for his college education bills.

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12:27 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

OSU Ovals To Become Pedestrian Only

Ohio State University plans to fine anyone who violates a new policy prohibiting people from riding a bicycle or skateboard on the north and south Ovals.

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12:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Man Killed By Deputy Identified

The Coshocton County Coroner has identified the man who died Wednesday after being shot by a sheriff's deputy on Tuesday.

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12:23 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Ohio Weekly Jobless Claims Decline

The Labor Department says claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell last week by nearly 12-hundred due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing.

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12:22 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Drug Ringleader Sentenced

A Springfield man charged with running a marijuana-trafficking ring in Columbus was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison.

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12:20 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Campbell To Be Executed In 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for the man who faked paralysis, overpowered a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy, hijacked a pickup truck and killed the driver in 1997.

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8:48 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Petition Seeks Firing Of Steubenville Coach

There are calls to fire the Steubenville High School football coach in the aftermath of the rape convictions of two players.

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7:52 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Columbus Conference Focusing On Child Health Care

Health care experts are meeting in Columbus this week to discuss the impact of the federal health care law on Ohio children.

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7:47 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Local Man Defrauds Stimulus Program

A Johnstown man has pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding the federal economic stimulus program by collecting 66-thousand dollars for phantom jobs for displaced workers.

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7:28 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Cincinnati Now Has Prevailing Wage Law

Cincinnati City Council yesterday approved a prevailing wage law.

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7:24 am
Thu March 28, 2013

State Delays Racino Construction

The Ohio State Racing Commission has voted to delay construction on two "racinos," requiring developer Penn National Gaming to provide more enclosed seating for horse racing spectators.

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7:22 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Health Officials To Condemn Two New Amish Homes

Over the pleas of the local Amish community, the Kenton-Hardin County Board of Health is proceeding with plans to condemn two newly constructed Amish homes because they lack the required septic systems for their outhouses.

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7:17 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Gee To Recommend Partial Tutition Freeze

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee says it's not possible to freeze tuition for out-of-state students, but the school can help those students with scholarships.

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7:15 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Reds Coach Diagnosed With Cancer

Cincinnati Reds third base coach Mark Berry says he will begin treatment next month for cancer found in his tonsils and lymph nodes in his neck.

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7:14 am
Thu March 28, 2013

White CCS Teachers Claim Reverse Discrimination

Two caucasian Columbus City Schools teachers are suing the district, claiming they are victims of reverse racism.

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7:12 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Muslim Workers Claim They Were Fired For Praying

18 Somali workers who are of the Muslim faith have filed federal complaints against Westerville-based logistics company Excel, claiming they were fired for praying at work.

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7:04 am
Thu March 28, 2013

County To Hire Attorneys For Foreclosure Cases

Franklin County Commissioners have approved plans to demolish 900 abandoned homes.

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7:02 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Police Seeking Assault Suspect

Circleville police are looking for the suspects in an attack that left a woman with critical injuries.

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