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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12:29 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Budget Bill Bans Lottery Ticket E-Sales

A provision in the Ohio House version of the state budget bill prohibits the Ohio Lottery from following the lead of other states and selling tickets directly to players via computers and hand-held devices.

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12:27 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

690 Ohio Kids Missing

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio has 690 cases of missing children on record.

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12:24 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Weeden To Assist Tornado Recovery Efforts

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is going to Oklahoma this weekend to help with the cleanup from this week's deadly tornado.

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8:46 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Part-Time Cop Jailed

An Oxford, Ohio couple is in a Florida jail, accused of leaving their young children alone outside a bar.

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7:29 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Scouts Group Votes To Allow Gay Members

Central Ohio Boy Scout leaders are going public with their support of allowing openly gay youths in the organization.

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7:24 am
Fri May 24, 2013

CSCC Raises Tuition

Columbus State Community College trustees yesterday approved a 2.6 percent tuition hike for the fall, boosting the cost for a full-time, in-state student to nearly 4 thousand dollars a year.

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7:17 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Levy Failure Prompts Cuts In Groveport Madison Schools

The narrow defeat this month of the Groveport Madison Schools levy will result in a wide swath of cuts.

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7:14 am
Fri May 24, 2013

State Lawmakers Begin Debating CCS Bill

Debate began Thursday in the Ohio House about a measure making changes to the Columbus City Schools.

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7:05 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Theater Closing Next Week

A popular destination in the Arena District is closing its doors.

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7:03 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Explosives Found In Licking County Residence

Licking County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the people who left three pipe bombs behind when they moved out of their residence.

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7:01 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue

The Ohio Ballot Board has approved a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and certain uses of hemp.

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6:56 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Fracking Well Operator Asks State To Restore Permit

A Youngstown injection well operator whose former officer faces federal charges of illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer is asking a state panel to overturn an order revoking its permit.

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6:48 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Plan Removes Statute Of Limitations In Sexual Assault Cases

A bill in the Ohio legislature would remove the 20-year statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and sexual battery cases.

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6:44 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Ohio Cities Losing Population

New U.S. Census Bureau figures show most large and medium-sized cities in Ohio lost population over the past two years, while many cities elsewhere saw gains.

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6:42 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Former Mayor Sentenced For Sex Crimes

A judge has sentenced the former mayor of Stockport to life in prison for raping a girl under the age of 13.

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6:38 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Three Women Arrested In Drug Raids

State agents and Columbus police have charged three women following raids at two local homes earlier this week that were marijuana growing operations.

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12:55 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Licking County Crash Victims Identified

The State Highway Patrol has identified the man who was killed overnight in a chain-reaction crash involving three tractor-trailers and a pickup truck on eastbound Interstate 70 between state Routes 310 and 158 in Licking County.

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12:47 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Imprisoned Amish No Longer Must Take Classes

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons says the Amish imprisoned in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio will no longer be required to attend high-school equivalency classes while serving their sentences.

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12:43 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Second Cleveland Casino Planned

Cleveland Casino owner Dan Gilbert says he plans to build a second gambling establishment in that city.

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12:34 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Gawkers Showing Up At Castro Home

There is apparently no shortage of people who want to see the house where three once-missing Cleveland women were found alive.

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