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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12:27 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Ohio In Top Five For Manufacturing

A Ball State University study ranks Ohio as one of the top five strongest manufacturing states in the nation, with high marks for global reach and logistics.

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12:26 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Ohio Jobless Claims Rose Last Month

The Labor Department says claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio rose by more than 23 hundred last week due to layoffs in the manufacturing, finance, communications and service sectors.

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12:25 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

CCS Creates New Student Data Policies

The Columbus school district has created new policies to avoid a repeat of the attendance data-rigging scandal.

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7:26 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Lawmaker Proposes Severance Tax Increase

A few months after Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed raising the severance tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic state lawmaker is making a similar proposal.

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7:16 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Williams Apologizes To Steubenville Rape Victim

Women's tennis star Serena Williams says she's reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after Williams was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."

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7:14 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Woman Sentenced For Defrauding Social Security

A Marietta woman who buried her mother in her yard and cashed her Social Security checks for 14 years has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.

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7:04 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Authorities Bust Heroin Ring

Federal and local law enforcement officers have arrested sixteen people in a heroin-trafficking ring operating in Columbus and its suburbs.

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7:01 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Columbus Ranked High For Young Poor Residents

Columbus is ranked among the nation's best cities for young adults to live.

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6:56 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Report Rates Ohio Colleges Of Education

A new report shows many of Ohio's colleges of education are not doing a good job of preparing teachers for the classroom.

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6:52 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Man Killed In Madison County Wreck

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two vehicle crash that happened in Madison County Wednesday.

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6:46 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Westerville Settles Lawsuit Against Police

The city of Westerville has agreed to pay 25 thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of two children who were handcuffed by police officers after a fight on a school bus in 2011.

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6:44 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Rickenbacker To Hold Emergency Exercise Today

Officials at Rickenbacker Airport today will hold a mandatory emergency preparedness exercise involving dozens of police officers, doctors, Transportation Security Administration officials, and rescue workers.

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6:42 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Yacht Snarls Rush Hour Traffic

A large 1 million dollar yacht blocked part of northbound I-270 on the east side during last night's rush hour.

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6:41 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Boater Dies On Indian Lake

Logan County Sheriff's deputies say a boater died yesterday after going overboard on Indian Lake.

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6:37 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Officials Confirm ID Of Body Found In Hilliard

Dublin police say a body found last month is that of an Indian man who disappeared last year.

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12:30 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Court Clears Way For Cincinnati Parking Lease Plan

Cincinnati city officials say they will sign the controversial parking operations lease as early as Wednesday.

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12:28 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

UD Aircraft Testing Center To Open This Fall

Work continues on a state-of-the-art aircraft testing center at the University of Dayton.

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12:26 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Officials Approve Bond Sale To Fund Dayton Racino

The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority has approved the issuance of 65-million-dollars in bonds to fund construction of the Dayton racino.

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7:03 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Council Approves Tax Break For Hotel Developers

Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year property-tax break for developers of the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center on Olentangy River Road near Ohio State University, to allow for changing the facility into a Marriott hotel.

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6:57 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Bill Creates Entertainment Districts

A bill in the state legislature would allow cities with more than 50 thousand residents to create entertainment districts.

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