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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7:01 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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12:26 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

OSU Students Witness Oklahoma Twister

Two Ohio State University metorology students are back from Oklahoma, where they got to chase some storms.

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12:22 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Astronomers ID Fireball Seen In Ohio

A bright light seen traveling across the sky over the weekend by dozens of witnesses in  Ohio and several other states is what astronomers are calling a fragmenting meteoric fireball.

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9:24 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Named

Cleveland Museum of Natural History curator Michael Ryan has named a new species of dinosaur he found in Canada.

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9:21 am
Thu May 23, 2013

CCS Board Backs Some Education Commission Recommendations

The Columbus school board is throwing its support behind some of the findings of Mayor Michael Coleman's education commission.

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7:42 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Pottery Thief Sentenced

A Columbus man who admitted stealing rare pottery from Ohio State University and selling it to an antiques dealer has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

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7:13 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Fatal Crash Closes Portion of I-70

One man was killed overnight in a chain-reaction crash involving three tractor-trailer trucks and a pickup truck on Interstate 70 in Licking County.

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6:57 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Existing Home Sales Increase

Sales of existing homes rose in April on the local, state, and national levels.

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6:56 am
Thu May 23, 2013

No Air Force Jets For Rickenbacker

The Pentagon says Central Ohio will not get a base for the U.S. Air Force's next generation of refueling aircraft.

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6:54 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Columbus Man Charged With Threatening POTUS

Federal charges have been filed against a Columbus man accused of threatening to kill President Obama.

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6:52 am
Thu May 23, 2013

New Fairfield County Interchange Planned

Major improvements are planned for U.S. Route 33 in Fairfield County.

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