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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7:23 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Panel To Explore Mayoral Control Of CCS

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Education Commission later this month will explore whether an elected school board is the best way to run the Columbus City Schools.

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7:18 am
Thu March 7, 2013

City Council Member Pleads Not Guilty To Third DUI Charge

Cleveland city council member Zach Reed has pleaded not guilty to his third drunken driving charge.

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7:14 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Beasley Takes Stand In His Own Defense

The alleged triggerman in the killings of three men lured to their deaths in Eastern Ohio by bogus on-line job offers told a jury Wednesday he is not guilty.

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7:03 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Buckeye Village To Charge Residents For Parking

Residents of Ohio State University's family apartments will have to pay for their parking spaces.

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7:01 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Fugitive Arrested In Iowa

The fugitive last seen taunting authorities from the Ohio State University campus is behind bars in Iowa.

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6:55 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Seven Injured In Post-Concert Crash

Seven people are recovering from injuries sustained in a crash following a concert last night at the Schottenstein Center.

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12:26 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Council Member Facing Third DUI

Cleveland police say they arrested a city council member early this morning for driving drunk. It's the third time Zach Reed has been charged with driving while impaired.

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12:24 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Body Found In Marion Parking Lot

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating the early morning discovery of a man's body in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  

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12:22 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Former ODE Worker Gets Probation

A Franklin County judge has ordered two years probation for a former Ohio Department of Education employee who altered state records to give passing grades on GED tests to family and friends.

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12:20 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Wexner Still Richest Ohioan

New Albany-based Limited Brands CEO Les Wexner is the richest Ohioan, according to the latest list of the world's billionaires compiled by Forbes Magazine.

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8:01 am
Tue March 5, 2013

City Council Roundup

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation reallocating the city's share of the local hotel/motel tax.

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7:54 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Incident Prompts Oberlin To Cancel Classes

Oberlin college canceled classes Monday after a report that a person wearing a hooded robe resembling Ku Klux Klan gear was seen near an African heritage building.

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7:46 am
Tue March 5, 2013

New Statehouse Exhibits Honor Veterans

State officials yesterday dedicated two new permanent Statehouse exhibits honoring veterans.

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7:45 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Ohio Work Commutes Beat National Average

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the typical commute to work of those living in Ohio's three largest counties is less than national average of 25 and a half minutes.

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7:44 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Two Finalists For State Schools Superintendent Named

The acting state schools superintendent and the governor's top education adviser are the two finalists for the permanent superintendent's job.

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7:26 am
Tue March 5, 2013

AG Warns Of Phone Scam

During this National Consumer Protection Week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning about a phone scam that exploits his office's work as a collection agency for state departments.

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7:02 am
Tue March 5, 2013

More Charges In Steubenville H.S. Rape Case Possible

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he'll announce after the upcoming rape trial of two Steubenville high school football players whether charges will be brought against others.

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6:52 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Cincinnati Casino Opens

Officials say thousands of people turned out last night for the opening of the Cincinnati casino.

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6:47 am
Tue March 5, 2013

County Dog Shelter Lowers Euthanization Rate

Fairfield County is getting closer to having a "no kill" dog shelter.

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6:46 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Wendy's To Close 100 Restaurants

Dublin-based Wendy's says it plans to close more than 100 restaurants this year because they're not making enough money.

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