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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6:47 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Former VA Official Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery

The former director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Cleveland has pleaded not guilty to charges of accepting bribes.

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12:40 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Fourth Person Charged In Ohio Slavery Case

A fourth person has been charged in the Ashland slavery case.

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12:36 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Ex Chardon High Coach On "S.I." Cover

Former Chardon High School football coach Frank Hall is on the cover of this week's "Sports Illustrated."

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12:33 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Federal Approval Of New Leukemia Drug Pending

Researchers at Ohio State University say they've made a breakthrough in the treatment of leukemia.

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12:32 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Charges In Fatal Circleville Brawl Dropped

Pickaway County prosecutors say rioting charges have been dropped against four people in a neighborhood brawl in Circleville that left a woman dead.

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12:30 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Man Convicted In "Eye Blink" Case

A Cincinnati man was convicted and sentenced today to 36 years to life in prison for killing another man who blinked his eyes to identify his shooter.

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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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