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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6:53 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Sexual Assault Victim Wins Lawsuit Against Local Church

A jury says a Delaware County church must pay more than three-million-dollars to a sexual assault victim.

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6:48 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Sentencing In Fatal Shooting

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to killing a Licking County man during a robbery.

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6:47 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Paraglider Crashes In Madison County

The State Highway Patrol is investigating last night's crash of a paraglider in Madison county.

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6:44 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Police Say Violence Was Planned At Juneteenth Festival

Columbus police say they had no choice but to shut down the annual Juneteenth Festival early.

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6:32 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Train-Vehicle Crashes Decline

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says there were 71 train-vehicle crashes last year, down from 112 in 2003.

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6:29 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Cities Have Different Rules Governing Firefighter Speeding

An internal investigation shows several Columbus fire officials hit speeds over 100 miles per hour going to emergencies this year, raising questions about public safety.

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6:27 am
Tue June 18, 2013

State Says Meth Lab Busts Increasing

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation statistics show methampehtamine lab busts are increasing partly because meth is now being made in spaces as small as a large soda bottle.

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12:27 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

RNC Chair Reaching Out To Minorities

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus is meeting with African-American leaders in Cleveland today as part of an effort to expand party membership among minority groups that have been voting Democratic.

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12:25 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Kings Island Changes Policy Regarding Special-Needs Riders

Parents of special-needs children are upset with a new policy at Kings Island amusement park in Mason.

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12:23 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Vietnam POW Getting Special Bracelet

An Ohioan who wore a bracelet engraved with the name of a prisoner of war from Vietnam is returning it today, on the 48th anniversary of his capture.

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12:21 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Ohio's Population Steady

New U.S. Census Bureau figures show Ohio’s population continues to hold steady.

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9:19 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Former Justice Now Opposes Death Penalty

A former Ohio Supreme Court justice who mostly sided with the majority in death penalty cases says she now opposes capital punishment.

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8:24 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Bridge Plot Suspect Found Guilty

A jury has found the last of five suspects in a failed plot  to bomb a bridge over the Cuayhoga Valley National Park guilty on all counts. 

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7:16 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Debate Over Health Care Costs Continues

With the federal health insurance plan taking effect soon, there are a lot of cost projections being tossed around by state officials.

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7:12 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Another County Offering Veterans ID Cards

Cuayhoga County is following the lead of officials in Franklin and other counties by offering veterans identification cards to help them claim benefits.

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7:02 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Assault, Carjacking Suspect Arrested

Columbus police say they have arrested the teenager who allegedly attacked a social worker and stole her car.

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6:58 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Police Briefing Targets Shoplifting Rings

Ohio police officers are scheduled to attend a briefing at the Columbus Police Academy today on ways to fight organized retail crime such as large-scale shoplifting rings.

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6:56 am
Fri June 14, 2013

More Prison Time For Man Convicted In Savage Beating

A Columbus man will serve an additional seven years in prison for the death of a woman he assaulted in 1998.

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6:54 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Five Years In Prison For Man Who Caused Fatal Accident

A Franklin County judge has sentenced a Michigan man to five years in prison for causing a crash that killed one person and injured another in Franklinton last August.

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6:53 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Downtown Cincinnati Getting First Grocery Store

Construction is scheduled to start later this year on downtown Cincinnati's first grocery store.

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