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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12:46 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

100th Anniversary Of Great Flood This Weekend

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of one of Ohio's worst natural disasters.

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12:44 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Court Upholds Internet Cafe Gambling Convictions

The 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals has upheld the gambling convictions of six people affiliated with three Internet cafes in Cleveland.

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8:28 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Existing Home Sales Rose In February

Realtors say national, state, and local sales of existing homes rose in February. 

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8:23 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Effort To Force JobsOhio Officials To Testify Fails

Ohio House Democrats failed yesterday in their attempt to force leaders of JobsOhio to appear before a state legislative panel amid questions over the nonprofit job creation entity's spending.

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8:16 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Kasich Backs Civil Unions

Ohio Governor John Kasich now says he supports civil unions for same-sex couples, but not gay marriage.

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8:13 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Key Lawmaker Plans Changes To State Budget Plan

Republican Ohio House finance committee chair Ron Amstutz says major changes are planned to GOP Governor John Kasich's tax reform proposals, but he says the plan to cut income-taxes will remain.

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7:57 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Furloughs Of Civilian Defense Workers Delayed

The Defense Department is delaying until early April unpaid-leave notices for 800-thousand civilian workers, including those employed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

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7:51 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Judge Selects Bidder For Two Local Hotels

A Franklin County judge has ruled Dallas-based Capital Partners may purchase the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn hotels near Port Columbus for nearly 17 million dollars.

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7:47 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Franklin County To Add Tornado Sirens

Construction is expected to begin in April on more than a dozen new tornado warning sirens in Franklin County.

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7:45 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Cops Cleared In Separate Shootings

The Columbus Police Firearms Review Board says three officers acted within division policy when they shot two suspects in separate confrontations last year.

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7:32 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Judge To Oversee Steubenville Rape Case Probe

A retired Jefferson County judge will oversee the grand jury investigating other potential suspects in the Steubenville rape case.

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7:28 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Arrests Made In COTA Bus Assault

Columbus police say five of seven people suspected of assaulting a teenager on a Central Ohio Transit Authority bus have been arrested.

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7:27 am
Fri March 22, 2013

No Plea Withdrawl For Mosque Arsonist

A federal judge has rejected a request by an Indiana man charged with setting fire to a Toledo mosque to withdraw his guilty plea so he could undergo a competency exam.

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7:25 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Some Commission Members Want Coleman To Appoint CCS Board

Members of Mayor Michael Coleman's Education Commission appear divided on how the Columbus City Schools should be run.

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7:24 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Two CCS Principals Suspended

Two Columbus elementary school principals have been suspended for failing to immediately notify police and parents about alleged abuse of special-needs students.

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7:22 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Ohio Man Arrested In Probe Of Bomb Threats

A Mansfield man has been charged in the investigation of dozens of bomb threats made to courthouses and other public buildings in five states late last year.

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12:41 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

It's Seasonal Allergy Time

The arrival of Spring also means the arrival of seasonal allergies.

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12:39 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Strongsville Mayor Wants Strike To End

Strongsville mayor Thomas Perciak is calling for an end to the teachers strike.

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12:37 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Dublin To Fire Convicted Bus Driver

Dublin school officials have launched termination proceedings against a bus driver convicted of drunken driving.

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12:32 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Reported Teacher Misconduct Cases Increase

The Dayton Daily News reports Ohio Department of Education records show the number of accusations of teacher misconduct have tripled since 2007.

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