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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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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12:29 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Delaware County Teacher Resigns

An investigation is underway into sexual misconduct with a student by a Delaware County teacher.

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12:26 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Barberton High Schoolers Charged In Violent Plot

Four Barberton High School students are facing multiple charges for allegedly plotting violence in the building.

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12:22 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Six Month Sentence For Armed Theater Patron

The North Ridgeville man convicted of carrying a loaded gun, ammunition and knives into a Westlake movie theater was sentenced today to six months in prison.

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8:46 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Bexley Accredited As An Arboretum

Bexley is the first U.S. city to be accredited as an arboretum by the Illinois-based Morton Register of Arboreta.

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8:43 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Chamber Critical Of Kasich Budget Plan

Ohio Governor John Kasich is actively defending his state budget plan, which includes some provisions Democrats like and his fellow Republicans oppose.

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8:31 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Villages Challenge State Law Ending Mayor's Courts

Four of the six villages whose mayor’s courts would be dissolved Friday under a new state law have filed a lawsuit in Franklin County seeking to keep them operating.

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8:25 am
Thu March 21, 2013

BWC Ordered To Pay Restitution To Businesses

A Cuyahoga County judge has ruled the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation must pay hundreds of millions of dollars in restitution to more than 270 thousand businesses.

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7:31 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Dog Trainer Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Fairfield County man has pleaded not guilty to more than 70 counts of abusing animals.

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7:26 am
Thu March 21, 2013

State Funding Will Expand Services For Rape Survivors

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he'll provide grant money for new regional sexual assault coordinators to oversee direct and comprehensive services for survivors.

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