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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7:05 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Bill Allows Sale Of Alcohol-Laced Foods

Ohio Senators have slipped something into their version of the budget bill that would allow the sale of some food products that contain alcohol.

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7:01 am
Tue June 4, 2013

AG Wants Changes In Laws Governing Synthetic Drugs

Ohio lawmakers have passed a crack down on synthetic drugs known as bath salts.

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7:30 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

ACLU Sues City Of Columbus Over Permit Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Columbus, claiming a a new municipal permit code for public rights-of-way violates the free speech rights of the Occupy Columbus movement and others.

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12:33 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

MORPC Releases Crash List

The intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Morse Road had the most traffic accidents in Central Ohio from 2009 through 2011.

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12:28 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Sheriff Allegedly Destroyed Records

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is under fire for allegedly destroyed tons of public records during a cleaning of a storage area at his office.

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12:26 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

South Vienna Officer Cleared Of Wrongdoing

The police officer husband of a Clark County woman accused of faking cancer to fleece her co-workers is back on the job after being cleared of wrongdoing.

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12:24 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

No Safety Layoffs In Cincinnati

Hundreds of Cincinnati police officers and firefighters will keep their jobs for at least another year.

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12:21 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Poll Worker Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud

A former Hamilton County poll worker will be sentenced in July for voter fraud.

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8:55 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Another Gordon Gee Gaffe

Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany is calling disparaging remarks by Ohio State University President Gordon Gee aimed at Notre Dame and other universities "inappropriate."

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7:47 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Kasich Visits Wilmington

Ohio Governor John Kasich was in Wilmington Thursday to celebrate commitments by companies to create more than 500 jobs.

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7:28 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Yost Gets Backing Of Senate Democrats

A day after a measure blocking the Republican State Auditor from auditing Governor John Kasich's private job creation entity JobsOhio passed the Ohio House, Auditor David Yost got some support from members of the opposition party in the Senate.

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7:24 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Safety Forces Want More State Money For Communities

Ohio firefighters and police officers say the state needs to do more to make sure communities have enough money to operate.

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7:15 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Inmate Charged In Cold Case Murder

An Ohio prison inmate is facing new charges in connection with a cold case in Licking County.

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7:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Babysitter Facing Child Endangering Charges

A Westerville's mother's suspicions about her child's babysitter are leading to the filing of criminal charges.

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7:11 am
Fri May 31, 2013

More Explosives Found At Pataskala Residence

Licking County sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of another pipe bomb at a Pataskala residence yesterday.

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7:02 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Port Columbus Passenger Traffic Declines

Passenger traffic at Port Columbus fell by 1.6 percent in April, the eighth consecutive monthly decline.

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6:58 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Sentence Change For Trooper's Killer

A Central Ohio man convicted of killing a State Highway Patrol Trooper will be moved off death row.

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6:48 am
Fri May 31, 2013

New Police Chief In Genoa Township

A Delaware County community has a new Police Chief.

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6:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Sentencing In Slaying Of Sunbury Businessman

Two Louisiana prison inmates were sentenced to life behind bars yesterday for the kidnapping and slaying of a Sunbury businessman abducted from a Mississippi hotel after they escaped in 2011.

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6:27 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Mallory Calls For Immigration Reform

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says a lack of immigration reform is stymieing economic growth and innovation in his city.

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