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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6:57 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Athens County Leader Criticizes State Budget Plan

The head of the Athens County Job and Family Services agency says Governor John Kasich's decision to expand Medicaid is only part of what's needed.

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6:55 am
Fri March 1, 2013

CSCC Researchers Fighting Crime

Columbus State Community College researchers are working with a local firm to help fight violent crime on the Near East side.

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6:54 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Local Centenarian To Get H.S. Diploma

A 106-year-old Columbus woman will get her high school diploma.

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12:44 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Churches Holding Prayer Masses For The Pope

Pope Benedict the 16th today officially becomes the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign.

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12:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Fewer Young People Being Jailed

A report released this week by the non-profit Annie E. Casey Foundation shows fewer young people in Ohio and the rest of the nation are being incarcerated.

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12:35 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Funeral For Slain Defense Contractor Scheduled

Funeral services are scheduled this Saturday for a slain defense contractor and former Ohio Air National Guard member from Fairborn.

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12:33 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

"Doolittle's Raiders" Member Passes Away

Funeral services are scheduled March 9th for a former Cincinnati resident and B-25 bomber navigator in the World War II attack on mainland Japan.

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12:31 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Hospitals Questions Local Firm's Sexual Assault Kits

The Ohio Department of Health is asking hospitals to stop using sexual assault evidence kits from a longtime provider because they could become contaminated with DNA from someone involved in assembling them.

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12:29 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Cashing Mom's S.S. Checks

Federal prosecutors in Columbus say a Marietta woman has pleaded guilty to burying her mother’s body in her Florida backyard 16 years ago and cashing 142-thousand dollars worth of her Social Security Checks.

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12:27 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Hilltop Man Slain At Home

Columbus police have now identified the man shot and killed late last night on the Hilltop.

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12:26 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Ranks Of Ohio's Self-Employed Decline

The Dayton Daily News reports Ohio's level of self-employment is at its lowest since 2001 and the state now has one of the lowest rates in the nation.

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12:24 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Ohio Unemployment Claims Decline

The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by nearly 23-hundred last week due to fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, transportation, and financial industries.

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9:23 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Chardon H.S. Students Mark Shootings Anniversary

Chardon High School students who lost three classmates in a shooting last February marked the one year anniversary yesterday with a walk through the community and a candlelight vigil.

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9:18 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Tax Benefit Helps Wendy's 4Q Profit

Dublin-based Wendy's says fourth quarter profit increased thanks in part to a larger tax benefit.

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8:24 am
Thu February 28, 2013

More CCW Permits Issued

The number of Ohioans getting a license to carry a concealed weapon has set another record.

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8:01 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Medical Marijuana Opponents Speak Out

For more than a decade, backers of a plan to legalize medical marijuana have tried unsuccessfully to convince Ohio lawmakers to approve the idea.

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7:55 am
Thu February 28, 2013

E-school Parents Lobby Lawmakers

Many Ohio children study online through state funded e-schools.

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7:48 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing His Wife

The Columbus man charged with killing his wife on February 13th and attempting to take his own life has pleaded not guilty.

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7:44 am
Thu February 28, 2013

State Releases School District Report Cards

After a 6 month delay the Ohio Department of Education has released school district report cards for the 2011-2012 school year.

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7:37 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Managed-care Provider Leaving Downtown

Buckeye Community Health Plan says it will move its office from South 3rd Street Downtown to Easton Town Center and add 118 jobs in the next several months.

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