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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7:51 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Mansion Caretaker Pleads Guilty To Theft

A former caretaker of the Longaberger mansion has pleaded guilty to stealing 1.5 million dollars from his employer.

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7:47 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Goodman To Head Development Services

The head of the Ohio Department of Commerce will soon become the head of the state's Development Services Agency.

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7:28 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Sunbury Man Sentenced For Assaulting Teen

A Sunbury man will serve 14 years in prison for kidnapping and raping an Indiana teenager last October.

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7:27 am
Thu March 14, 2013

State Board Of Education Member Passes Away

Funeral services are pending for 58-year-old state Board of Education member Jeff Hardin, who passed away Wednesday morning following a heart attack.

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7:25 am
Thu March 14, 2013

South Side Standoff Ends Peacefully

Columbus police say a man held officers at bay at his South side home last night for the second time in the last five months.

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7:17 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Strike Blamed For Decline In COTA Ridership

The American Transit Association says local bus ridership fell 1.8 percent last year.

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7:15 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Campaign Aims To Fill Insurance Industry Jobs

More than 250 Ohio insurance companies and the state are launching a campaign to encourage students and others to work in the industry.

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7:11 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Nelsonville Cop Charged With Abusing Teen Suspect

A Nelsonville police officer caught on video aggressively grabbing a seated and unarmed 15-year-old boy by the face and pushing him into a desk has been indicted on multiple charges.

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6:57 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Lawmakers To Consider Banning Traffic Cameras

The Ohio House will soon open debate on a bill that would ban traffic enforcement cameras statewide.

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12:40 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pet Frogs

Parents and children in Ohio and 43 other states are urged to take precautions after a study linked a salmonella outbreak in kids to a frog commonly kept as a pet.

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12:38 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

No Progress In Strongsville Contract Negotiations

The teachers' strike in the Strongsville City Schools will continue through at least a second week.

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12:34 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Driver In Fatal SUV Crash Identified

One of the two Warren teenagers who survived Sunday's SUV crash that killed six of his friends says the driver was speeding before she hit a guard rail and flipped into a pond.

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12:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Possible Referendum On Parking Operations Lease

Opponents of the City of Cincinnati's plan to lease its parking operations have begun collecting petition signatures to get a referendum on the November ballot.

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12:28 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Prosecutor Misses Deadline In Inman Appeal

An Ohio appeals court magistrate has ruled the Hocking County prosecutor will not be allowed to make oral arguments in the appeal of a Logan man convicted of murdering his estranged wife.

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12:27 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Suspect Arrested In Saturday Slaying

Columbus police say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting and killing of a Mansfield man.

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9:23 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sequestration Impacts U.S.A.F. Museum

The National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton will not be spared from the federal sequestration cuts.

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9:21 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sequestration Cuts Impact Control Tower

Corporate jet operators who use the Cuyahoga County Airport are bracing for the loss of control tower personnel.

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9:20 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Alcohol Possible Factor In Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating last night's small plane crash in Miami Township that injured two people.

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7:57 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Smaller CCS Budget Cuts Now Expected

Columbus City School Board members are looking at a smaller slate of budget cuts than presented to them last week.

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7:53 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Jury Deliberating Beasley Case

A Summit County jury resumes deliberations today in the case of a self-styled street preacher accused of killing three men he lured to Eastern Ohio with phony on-line job offers.

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